I’m A Celebrity: Contestants eat rats!

by Lisa McGarry


The I’m A Celebrity Exile Camp were living on a diet of rice and beans and were becoming increasingly concerned that if one of them were voted for a Bush Tucker Trial, they wouldn’t have the strength to complete it.

Yesterday TV chef Gino took matters into his own hands and as a trained chef in animal preparation, he caught, killed, and cooked a rat.

The camp had been talking about their rations. Stuart said “We need protein. We’ve got to get on with it and do it. If we’re going to be fit and ready for the trials we’ve just got to do it guys.”

Gino explained “I’ll open his stomach, clean him up, and fillet him.” George pointed out that if any of the camp mates didn’t want to eat the rat then they would have to put it in the meal at the end.

Kim initially said no but relented when both Lucy and Sam said yes.

Gino explained in the Bush Telegraph “It’s not done by choice but its done because we need it. We need some kind of protein; we need some kind of flavour.”

Gino presented the skinned rat and put the pieces in a pot with some beans. “Filleted, unbelievable. How did you do that?” said George.

All of the celebrities agreed that the rat tasted good. “It was actually quite nice. We all said it was like chicken but chickeny beefy kind of stuff so it was actually very nice. George said “if you kill it you should eat it.”

And Gino said, “I was so proud that none of them said anything. They ate it, they loved it and it is a fantastic experience they will never forget so everybody’s good.”

And Lucy commented “Do you know what. It was better than the crocodile foot we ate so I think if I had to choose between the two I’d have rat again!”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!