Katie Price was voted by the public to undertake the Bushtucker Trial called Deathly Burrows. But it ended in disaster for her as she only found four stars. She faced her worst fears – tight holes and water – and had to give up after looking frightened and shouting to get out, leaving her quivering and breathless.
Prior to her trial she tried to be strong but was nervous. She said: “They’re a strong group of people. They seem quite supportive. But that’s because they’re not hungry at the moment. I know when hunger comes, they know they want you to get the stars. I may look laid back but my belly is turning. But the public has put me up to do it. They obviously think I deserve to do an awful challenge.”
She met Ant and Dec at the trials area and said: “It’s like a wake up call. ‘Welcome back.’ I didn’t think. I thought, ‘There’s no way they’re putting me up for it.’ So I’m actually quite shocked that I’m here.”
Asked why she thought that people voted for her she replied: “Because they want to see me suffer obviously.” Ant asked her what she was like with confined spaces and she confessed that she was ‘awful’.
He explained how the Bushtucker Trial would work. Katie would have to enter a burrow though a mine shaft and collect the stars. In each tunnel, she would have to break down a wall to go further in to the tight holes and retrieve more stars.
Handing the boys her rings, she said: “I can’t let the camp down and I can’t let my family and friends and the kids at home down.”
Visibly nervous, she faltered before breaking down the mud entrance and pushing herself into the shaft. “Get in there. Go,” she said to herself.
She quickly retrieved a star but, soon afterwards, a wall of cockroaches fell on her. She broke through the next wall with her head and got another, and then, encouraging herself by saying, ‘nothing’s going to kill me,’ she found one more.
She had to go into another tunnel, and this time had to lie on her back to find a star on the ceiling making four. “What are you going to drop on me,” she shouted when a torrent of water shot down the tunnel and washed her into a tank. “Get me out,” she shouted as she looked like she was going to be sick.
She was pulled out of the tank by Medic Bob and appeared visibly shaken and was quivering. “It’s the water, I can’t do it,” she explained.
Ant and Dec told her she had four stars and had done well, but she said; “That was awful. Oh my God. I thought I was going to drown. Not well enough. I’ll have to do without dinner. They can have mine. I’m disappointed.”
Dec put her ring back on her finger. “Thanks. Are you proposing to me?” she joked.