'I'm A Celebrity' fans complain roast dinner trial was 'impossible' – but Ant and Dec disagree

Katie ArcherContributor

I’m A Celebrity fans are claiming James Haskell and Roman Kemp were stitched up with an “impossible” trial – although show hosts Ant and Dec have said completing the challenge was no problem in rehearsals.

Sunday evening’s live Bushtucker Trial on the ITV show saw the camp tasked with taking on a number of Love Island-themed games, with the added addition of jungle critters.

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The celebrity campers were aiming to win stars that each represented a roast dinner for a contestant, and had done a sterling job by winning all meals up to the last three available, with trials including dunking their faces in buckets of bugs, and Ian Wright valiantly downing a glass of blended pigs’ penises.

Haskell and Kemp are rarely daunted by a challenge and were up last, lying in a bed of snakes as they tried to unscrew stars from boxes filled with crabs, spiders and cockroaches and screw them into new boxes in the space of 90 seconds.

The pair didn’t manage to earn any stars, leaving Ian Wright, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi as the only campers without roast dinners – and Haskell was not happy.

As presenter Dec told him he’d been unlucky, Haskell snapped: “What was it? It was the very fact there was a giant crab in the way that you wanted me to carefully caress in a different direction as I tried to unscrew a star in its face.”

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Viewers agreed that the trial had been unfair, claiming it was impossible to complete in 90 seconds, particularly when the crab had fasted its pincer around one of the screws.

Some were so outraged that they even launched a petition over Roastgate.

However, Ant and Dec weren’t about to let the criticism slide and tweeted that in a practice run, the trial stand-ins had no problem in getting the job done.

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The Geordie duo also agreed with one viewer that the campers had simply gone about the trial in the wrong order.

Four of the celebrities didn’t take part in the live trial as they were doing a different challenge to win each contestant’s care packages, which will be seen in Monday night’s episode.

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