I’m A Celebrity’s first Bushtucker Trial will hit screens tonight – and Emily Atack is the unlucky campmate who’s been voted to do it.
The Inbetweeners star will have to take on a nest of snakes in the aptly named Viper Pit, meaning she’s got to retrieve a number of yellow stars while the writhing reptiles watched on waiting to strike.
And poor Emily gets bitten by a snake when she puts her hand inside the cavernous depths to grab a star, causing Holly to shriek in horror.
"Just be really gentle, you might just have to move him along slightly," the This Morning presenter advises Emily.
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Holly found the Bushtucker almost as stressful as Emily
Brave Emily plunged her hand into the pit
"I can’t move him, oh my god he’s looking at me. He just poked his tongue at me," a slightly hysterical Emily shoots back.
As the tension grows and Emily dithers about putting her hand back in the pit, Holly whispers to Dec: "I’ve never seen anything like this."
"Oh, she’s going for it – oh no!" Holly then shouts as Emily bottles her attempt to grab the star by brushing past the snake.
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She screamed as the snaked lunged at Emily
The actress bravely plunges her hand back in and reaches for the star – causing the snake to lunge at her hand and bite her.
As Emily cries out in pain, Holly screams and runs away out of shot, unable to take any more tension.
Will Emily manage to secure enough stars to feed her team in Snake Rock tonight?
And will Holly be able to watch the whole Bushtucker Trial – or will she hide until it’s all over?
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Will Emily get the star?
Holly couldn’t watch
The first trial was teased last night towards the end of the I’m A Celebrity launch show.
In the promo, Holly screamed, "I can’t watch this," as she fled out of shot before the trailer started playing.
Once the tense teaser stopped, Dec beckoned his frightened co-host, who has spoken about her fear of "everything", back into the studio.
Dec confirmed that there were no spiders or rats in this one, but stayed eerily silent when Holly asked about snakes.
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Holly is terrified of snakes – so she won’t like the first trial
Emily is on the losing yellow team, who messed up the canoe race across the lake by sinking their vessel, and were forced to stay the night in the basic Snake Rock camp on miserable rice-and-beans rations.
The Chase quiz master Anne Hegerty was the only one at Snake Rock not up for the trial, as she was ruled out on medical grounds.
Emily screamed when Dec and Holly revealed that she would have to enter the jaws of the viper pit.
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Holly made a quick exit
Dec was left to present on his own
Explaining what she would face, Holly said: "Behind the snake’s gaping jaw awaits a wriggling, writhing chamber of horrors."
Dec continued: "Who can hold their nerve and grab those stars in the terrifying depths of the Viper Pit?"
I’m A Celeb viewers took to Twitter after discovering what the first trial will be.
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Emily was shocked when it was revealed she would be taking part
One viewer said: "I had a feeling Emily would be doing the snake trial when she screamed about a leech"
"First trial is a snake one… That’s me taking my eyes off the TV for a bit," added another.
However, one pointed out that Holly’s sharp exit wasn’t so funny when it became clear she knew what the trial was beforehand.
They tweeted: "The joke of Holly not knowing snakes are involved in the first trial doesn’t play quite so well when she was the one who did the voiceover on its introductory VT.."
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