Kezia Dugdale sifts through raw meat and fish guts in I'm A Celeb trial

23rd Nov 17 | Entertainment News

The politician gets down and dirty in her first challenge of the series.

Kezia Dugdale

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will face a stomach-churning politically themed challenge in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when she makes her jungle debut.

The MSP, whose later arrival in the reality show was teased at the end of Wednesday night’s episode along with fellow newcomer Iain Lee, gets down and dirty in a nauseating Bushtucker trial as part of her induction.

In the challenge, dubbed Downing Creek, Dugdale and radio DJ Lee are tasked with retrieving red stars buried deep within boxes filled with various things, including raw meat and fish guts, and a variety of creepy crawlies.

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Kezia Dugdale in I’m A Celebrity (ITV grab)

Each box has a pun name attached based on politicians, such as Sickola Sturgeon, Margaret Scratcher and Theresa Dismay, and the other celebrity campmates were able to watch their attempts from green tiered benches to match those in the House of Commons.

Dugdale struggles to find a star among a gruesome cocktail of slippery innards.

Lee, however, storms ahead against his competitor, finding stars at a much speedier pace, although the results of the challenge will not be revealed until the episode airs.

As she entered the jungle, Dugdale said that her biggest worries about appearing on the ITV reality show involved insects, as she was well practised in the art of “dealing with rats and snakes”.

Dugdale’s appearance in the reality programme has divided viewers and politicians.

She had been denied permission by political bosses to take part in the show, but it was announced earlier this week that she will not face suspension from her party over her appearance.

I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV at 9pm on Thursday.

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