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Saturday 11th July 2020

I'm A Celebrity viewers slam "cruel" use of live insects in new trial

ITV bosses were thought to have banned stars from eating live bugs

Viewers of last night's I'm A Celebrity have called the show's latest Bushtucker Trial "cruel".

Saturday night's show saw all the celebrities reunited as those from main camp took part in a trial where they had to hold live insects in their mouths for 60 seconds.

Adele was first up during the trial (Credit: ITV)

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This, in turn, would free one of their campmates who were languishing in jungle jail.

However, after I'm A Celebrity bosses previously assured viewers that no live bugs would be eaten during this year's series, the trial has been branded "cruel".

I thought they’d banned the use of live bugs in these trials?

Adele Roberts was first up – she held a spiny leaf insect in her mouth for a minute.

Ian Wright's close encounter was perhaps the most disgusting to look at - he held wiggling witchetty grubs between his lips.

Nadine has to hold cockroaches in her mouth (Credit: ITV)

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Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle was given cockroaches, while Roman Kemp held a scorpion in his mouth.

Caitlyn Jenner, Cliff Parisi and James Haskell also took part.

Roman Kemp had to hold a scorpion in his mouth (Credit: ITV)

Viewers were quick to slam the show for using live insects, with one saying they felt "so bad for the bugs".

Others said the treatment of the live insects was "cruel".

Viewers also saw former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa break down last night as it was revealed she would take part in the next Bushtucker Trial.

- I'm A Celebrity returns to ITV tonight at 9pm

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