Viewers were wowed when Emily Atack took on the first challenge in the Viper Pit, winning nine out of the ten stars – even after getting bitten by a snake!
And now a surprising statistic has shown why it may mean the actress is set to win this year’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
During Monday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Extra Camp, presenter Joel Dommett revealed some shocking information about previous winners.
The 32-year-old told viewers: “Here’s a little interesting fact for you – the person who has been in for the first trial in the last two years, has won the whole show.”
His co-host, Scarlett Moffatt interjected happily: “That was me! Oh I was just counting the years there.”
For the past three years, women under thirty have taken home the crown; Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison, followed by Scarlett. Then, last year, Made In Chelsea’s Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo won the show.
Guest Andi Peters praised the 28-year-old TV star, saying: “Based on that performance alone, she could get into the final. I mean, she was so brave and so courageous. And she went in with the mentality that she was going to do it… she’s amazing, I thought she was absolutely amazing.”
Emily, who is best known for her turn as Charlotte on The Inbetweeners, has quickly become a fan favourite thanks to her bravery and her friendship with The Chase star Anne Hergerty.
And when she killed it in the first challenge by facing a whopping 50 vipers – despite getting nipped by one – allowing her to join luxury camp, Croc Creek, viewers flocked to social media to praise her.
One wrote: “How @EmAtack got through that snake trial was unbelievable! I hated watching that! If that first snake had bit me I would have been out of there! 😂#imacelebrity2018.”
Another tweeted: “Honestly can’t fault Emily Atack on that trial. What a legend. I definitely couldn’t have been in a box with 40 snakes. You go girl. #imaceleb.”
A third wrote: “Now have massive respect for Emily. Gets bitten then asks if the snakes ok. Legend 🐍 ⭐️.”
Emily certainly seems to have what it takes to win the jungle crown. But nothing is set in stone just yet…
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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