The snake who bit Emily Atack during the first Bushtucker Trial on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! may have been out for revenge.
It turns out that Colette the python, who nipped Inbetweeners star Emily as she tried to retrieve a star, was used in a trial last year.
The little snake was launched across the room by boxer Amir Khan after he accidentally pulled her out of a hole in the wall while searching for stars.
And if Colette’s reaction to Emily sticking her hands in the hidey-hole are anything to go by, she wasn’t best pleased about being bothered by another celebrity.
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Colette the snake bites Emily
A source close to the show told Mirror Online: "Something tells us that Colette the snake is not a fan of the celebrities."
The snake’s identity was revealed on last night’s Extra Camp by animal handler Critters Ben.
He told host Scarlett Moffatt: "It’s her second year here on the show so we thought we’d give her the first trial, Colette’s second trial she’d done.
"It’s the same snake that Amir pulled out of the tunnel last year."
Scarlett asked: "She’s just angry, isn’t she?"
And Ben told her: "She’s a bit over it now, she had that experience with Amir last year so was ready to go.
Did she have a score to settle after her encounter with Amir Khan?
Critters Ben explained why Colette might have bitten Emily
"Maybe she had the two confused but I hope not, Emily’s a little bit different."
Ben went on to explain why Colette the snake may have gone for Emily.
He said: "When Emily’s fingers would have came through they’d have been nice and warm.
"Colette’s got pretty poor vision so those fingers could have looked like nice little warm mice and they would have been quite tasty."
Ben said Colette’s bite would have felt like "40 pin pricks at the same time".
However, when she grows older and bigger, her bite could end up feeling more like "40 fish hooks".
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He said the bite would have felt like 40 pin pricks
Emily won’t be left by a scar, and both she and Colette the snake are fine after the incident.
ITV did not want to add any further comment.
It is not known if Colette will be featured in future Bushtucker Trials.
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