I’m A Celebrity’s Joe Swash hospitalised after getting cockroach lodged in ear

It won't budge!

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It’s every I’m A Celebrity star’s worst nightmare to have a bug crawl into the wrong place, and now Extra Camp host Joe Swash has found himself with a cockroach lodged in his ear and medics can’t get it out!

Joe, 36, was rushed to hospital after he took part in an Extra Camp vs Main Camp Bushtucker trial.

He said on his Instagram story on Sunday: “We’re just on the way to the hospital to get a cockroach sucked out of my ear. All the perks of this job, eh?”

Joe was rushed to see a doctor (Credit: ITV2)

He added: “Still can’t quite believe that I’ve got an animal living in my ear hole. Don’t make yourself at home son, because you’re coming out!”

It comes after Joe attempted the same Busktucker trial as this year’s campmates Nick Knowles and Noel Edmunds, called Catch A Falling Star.

Joe was swarmed by bugs (Credit: ITV2/YouTube)

Joe and Extra Camp guest Dean Gaffney were suspended in the same Perspex boxes, with thousands of bugs pouring over them as they attempted to drop and catch stars between them.

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Joe, who is dating former Jungle Queen Stacey Solomon, then explained that a cockroach had scuttled into his ear at the start of the trial.

A critter crawled into Joe’s ear at the start of the trial (Credit: ITV2/YouTube)

But he then shocked fans when he revealed that even the doctors couldn’t get the critter out!

He uploaded another video while driving back from the hospital, adding: “So just got out the hospital…the doctor said they can’t get the cockroach out of my ear. I’ve got to see a specialist tomorrow so they can use special equipment on it, which means this little cockroach has had another free board in my ear. He owes me a lot of rent!”


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Joe is on Extra Camp with Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett (Credit: Wenn/ITV2)

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The presenter, who was crowned King of the Jungle in 2008, somehow seemed to take it all in his stride.

Joe’s ear woes come less than a week after his Extra Camp co-host Joel Dommett was forced to miss a show when he needed seven stitches to his head, after being badly knocked by a sign as severe winds played havoc in Australia during rehearsals.

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We hope you get the pesky critter sorted out pronto, Joe!

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