As I’m A Celebrity… continues to push the definition of edible substances in their bushtucker trials, some eagle-eyed viewers think they’ve spotted another unusual substance being consumed during a trial.
During last night’s episode, November 25, The Chase‘s Anne Hegarty was tasked with drinking a glass of liquidised fish eyes.
Not anyone’s first choice of smoothie I’m sure, but at least she didn’t have to squeeze the liquid out by popping the eyes in her mouth like Noel Edmonds and Harry Redknapp did a couple days ago.
As the glass of dark, sickly liquid was handed to Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegarty, many viewers claimed to see bubbles in the drink, and with its distinct colour, thought it looked exactly like Coca-Cola.
Fans of the show will know that Anne has been exempt from many bushtucker trails ‘on medical grounds’, however viewers are now claiming the show is treating her favourably by switching the fishy drink for one a lot more palatable.
The drink was handed to the quiz show star after she had just eaten a dead witchetty grub.
Naturally, viewers took to Twitter to voice their grievances.
Anne’s drink was definitely coke or ice coffee no way was it fish eye juice! She didn’t gag yet the other day she was gagging when they were talking about spit and sweat.
@imacelebrity Anne’s drink was definitely coke or ice coffee no way was it fish eye juice! She didn’t gag yet the other day she was gagging when they were talking about spit and sweat.
— Adam (@MILKN2OFFICIAL) November 25, 2018
— I’m A Celelbrity Reactions (@ImACelebReactz) November 25, 2018
Another simply wrote:
That drink Anne just had on I’m a celeb legit looked like coke
That drink Anne just had on I’m a celeb legit looked like coke 😂
— Lauren💥 (@Lhewick1) November 25, 2018
— Ryan luke Hobbs (@hobbs_ryan18) November 25, 2018
Anne seemed to down the drink pretty swiftly, unsurprisingly not stopping to savour the beverage…
However, a spokesperson for the show told The Sun Online:
There is categorically absolutely no truth to this at all.
Despite the debate over whether the drink was liquidised fish eyes or coke, many people are praising Anne for her time on the show, and encouraging her to stick at it, even though she has struggled at times.
One person wrote:
Anytime Anne does anything on I’m a celeb I start bawling crying with pride honestly that woman is a credit to herself
Anytime Anne does anything on I’m a celeb I start bawling crying with pride honestly that woman is a credit to herself 😭
— Lauren ryan (@Laurenr06002470) November 26, 2018
not even watching i’m a celeb but i’m rooting for anne
— charlie (@char1i3j) November 26, 2018
The reason I watch I’m a celeb every night what an amazing woman seriously! I have no idea how she’s doing it! @anne_hegerty is a true inspiration
— Leanne (@Leanneh3x) November 25, 2018
Anne is doing sosososooo great on I’m A Celeb and I’m so proud if her it makes me wanna cryyy!!! 💖💖#ImACeleb 🕷
— iwan 🖤🍂🥀💫 (@moonlightsigil) November 25, 2018
— James Preece (@JPreeceSCFC) November 25, 2018
Though Anne has yelled the famous phrase a few times to get herself out of some sticky situations in the trials, she is still winning over fans.
Another person wrote:
even tho Anne has said I’m a celeb get me out of here a few times, she’s honestly doing so well and not letting her group down, she needs to be so proud of herself, and if you’re annoyed at all the atention she’s getting you’re ignorant and rude [sic]
even tho Anne has said I’m a celeb get me out of here a few times, she’s honestly doing so well and not letting her group down, she needs to be so proud of herself, and if you’re annoyed at all the atention she’s getting you’re ignorant and rude #ImACeleb @anne_hegerty
— terrilea💘 (@terrileaa_) November 25, 2018
The trial didn’t just involve Anne consuming substances that shouldn’t really be consumed, though. Actress Emily Atack was locked inside a perspex box full of green ants as was Malique Thompson-Dwyer, while Nick Knowles and Fleur East were also both locked in a box, but with two large pythons wriggling around while they attempted to match keys to corresponding padlocks.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.