Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

Joe Swash has displayed an admirably philosophical attitude towards the cockroach infestation inside his head.

The opportunistic creepy crawly made its way into the former EastEnders star’s ear while he has been in Australia working on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Extra Camp, and while Joe sought medical attention straight away he was obliged to wait for a whole extra day because the medic who was qualified to operate the special ‘removing a cockroach from a celebrity’s ear’ device had a day off.

Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

"Will it hurt, doc?"
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Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

Apparently, yes.
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But now, finally, the unwelcome visitor has been evicted and Joe has shared the entire grisly procedure on Instagram – even showing the actual creature after extraction. Sensibly, though, it’s locked up inside a sample jar in case it scuttles into someone else’s ear.

Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

Joe took his new friend home with him
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Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

The interloper was safely locked up, though, in case it took a fancy to any other celebrities
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It’s by no means the first time the cast and crew of I’m A Celebrity have had to deal with bugs getting into places they shouldn’t.

2016 was a particularly bad year for unwanted hitchikers: Ola Jordan found a leech on her toe and Sam Quek had to call for medics after a roach crawled into her ear during a Bushtucker trial.

Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

It’s not an experience anyone would choose to go through
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Joe Swash reveals the enormous cockroach that was trapped in his ear for TWO DAYS

Joe comes face-to-face with his tormentor
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Also in that year, Adam Thomas was forced to seek medical help after discovering a tick on his back: "I woke up this morning, I was giving myself a little wash and I’ve had a back pain for a few days and I just caught a glimpse of it in the mirror and it was this big black thing hanging out of the back of my back. I c*****d myself to be honest."

Perhaps the most unpleasant infestation to date, though, was in 2011 when a bug took up residence in Fatima Whitbread’s nose.

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