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Saturday 24th August 2019

Here's why Becky Vardy is ruled out of next Bushtucker Trial

It's the question we were all asking!

When Ant & Dec said Rebekah Vardy had been ruled out of doing the next Bushtucker Trial on medical grounds, it naturally left inquisitive I'm A Celebrity viewers wondering just why.

'Cause we're a nosy bunch, right?

Of course we all wanted to know why the mother-of-four wasn't able to take part in Tuesday night's Flushed Out challenge.

Becky was ruled out of the show's second Bushtucker Trial (Credit: ITV)

Well, one of Becky's pals has now come out and cleared it all up: she's been banned from doing the water-based trial because of a shellfish allergy.

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Speaking to The Sun, model Nicola McLean said bosses required contestants to undergo allergy tests before the jungle and as Becky is allergic to shellfish, it's a case of better safe than sorry.

I know swimming with fish won’t kill her but it’s all health and safety first.

Nicola, who took part in the jungle herself in 2008, said: "I know she has come back allergic to shellfish, so they won’t let her do any fish-based activity.

"I know swimming with fish won’t kill her but it’s all health and safety first.”

Becky took part in a pond-based Dingo Dollar Challenge on Monday (Credit: ITV)

Boris Johnson's environmentalist father Stanley, 77, was also ruled out of Tuesday night's challenge on medical grounds.

Not all water-based activities are out of the question for Becky, 35 though: she took part in a Dingo Dollar Challenge on Monday night which saw her, Jennie McAlpine and Dennis Wise dunked in a pond.

Unfortunately for boxer Amir Khan, he was the unlucky camper chosen by the public to face Flushed Out.

Amir was chosen to do Flushed Out, the second Bushtucker Trial (Credit: ITV)

It's the second Bushtucker Trial in a row for him, following his rather disastrous attempt at Monday night's Critter-Cal Rescue, which saw him screaming "I'm a celebrity... get me out of here!" after coming face-to-face with a snake.

We'll see the results of the challenge tonight - can Amir actually succeed?

Or will it be yet more rice and beans for camp?

Amir has to race the clock - and rising water level (Credit: ITV)

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In Flushed Out, Amir will be locked inside a really tall box (the tallest water tank in the show's history!) and have to race against the clock to find a series of stars as the water level rises around him.

Naturally, he'll be joined in the box by all sorts of rather unpleasant surprises.

I'm A Celebrity airs nightly at 9pm on ITV.