I’m A Celebrity’s Grace Dent reveals she had a cockroach removed from her EAR after feeling it ‘crawl towards her brain’ and bemoans ‘waking up with meal worms in her bra’ before sensationally quitting the show
She sensationally decided to leave the camp after an eight-day stint.
And I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star Grace Dent has revealed that she’ll ‘never forget’ the moment medics had to remove a cockroach from her ear during her turbulent time in the camp.
The food critic, 50, broke her silence in a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday after flying back to the UK following her jungle exit.
Bemoaning the darker sides of her experience, Grace reflected on waking up with ‘meal worms in her bra’ while sleeping in the jungle.
She went onto gush that was making the most of her post-jungle diet by enjoying ‘three course dinners and extra potatoes,’ after concerning fans with her ‘unwell’ appearance in the camp.
I’m A Celebrity star Grace Dent has revealed that she’ll ‘never forget’ the moment medics had to remove a cockroach from her ear during her turbulent time in the camp.
The food critic broke her silence in a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday after deciding to quit the ITV show on Monday
Sharing a photo of herself sitting with a plate of baked treats, Grace started her post by thanking fans for ‘the outpouring of love I’ve received since I was removed on Monday’.
Referring to the infamous moment in camp when a live cockroach got stuck in her ear after a trial, Grace said that ‘for as long as I live, I shall never forget the cockroach that entered my ear canal and the sound of its little feet creeping closer down to my brain.
‘It took us two goes to lure him out. Sat on the grass behind the “Scarena” he finally washed up.
‘The jungle showed me how quickly I could become blasé about sleeping with hungry rats, noisy toads, moths and Huntsman spiders. It taught me that when you have to sleep close to the enemy the trick is to stay calm, have empathy and that screaming achieves nothing but wasted calories.’
After fans voiced their concerns for Grace’s health in her final days of the show, she admitted that she surprised herself with her physical strength, writing: ‘The jungle showed me that I am physically stronger than I thought; I can carry a lot of logs and water up hill, build fire and eat hare innards at dawn for breakfast.
‘I hope I gave you all a smile. I didn’t go out as I planned or I wanted, but I did what I could, and I did it in a siren-red gel manicure without chipping a nail. I didn’t cry when I took off my bra to find a family of mealworms living in the right cup. At some level, this MUST be an achievement.’
Grace ended her post by revealing that ‘my plan is to recover… and when the adrenaline finally ebbs away, to make some serious plans for dinner. Three courses, extra potatoes, definitely pudding. I think I deserve it.
MailOnline has revealed that Grace has snubbed all TV appearances and interviews to jet off on holiday in a bid to put her jungle ‘hell’ behind her.
She went onto gush that was making the most of her post-jungle diet by enjoying ‘three course dinners and extra potatoes,’ after concerning fans with her ‘unwell’ appearance in the camp
MailOnline has revealed that Grace has snubbed all TV appearances and interviews to jet off on holiday in a bid to put her jungle ‘hell’ behind her (pictured flying home on Monday)
Fellow quitter Jamie Lynn Spears, 32, is expected to do likewise as the pair have no contractual obligations to fulfil media duties after leaving the ITV show on ‘medical grounds.’
Sources close to the food critic, 50, told MailOnline that Grace just wants to ‘forget’ about her I’m A Celeb experience and get as far away from jungle life as she possibly can.
Grace quit the series on Monday after it was ‘mutually decided’ between her and the broadcaster that she would leave the competition following her visible mental and physical deterioration.
Days later, Britney Spears’ tearful sister Jamie Lynn also walked from the show amid mounting welfare questions about the health and safety of the celebrity contestants.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Grace has chosen not to do any TV appearances or interviews after leaving the jungle.
‘Instead, she’s going on holiday and hopes to relax and forget about her time in camp, which she found extremely difficult.
‘She will be addressing her fanbase with an Instagram post on Thursday but aside from that she doesn’t want to open up about her experience just yet.
‘Given celebrities that leave the show on medical grounds aren’t contracted to do any TV appearances on Good Morning Britain or This Morning, it is expected that Jamie Lynn also won’t be addressing her departure.
‘It is very disappointing for ITV, who hoped that as their best signing this season that Jamie Lynn would do interviews post show but that’s looking very unlikely.’
Despite quitting I’m A Celeb, both contestants will receive their lucrative fees in full.
It is feared that Grace, who flew back to the UK from Australia on Monday, has created a ‘domino effect’ after leaving camp, with Jamie Lynn walking hours afterwards and YouTuber Nella Rose hanging on by a thread.
The influencer has admitted that she doesn’t see through challenges in life and often quits while she’s ahead, as well as saying that she feels ‘uncomfortable’ living with Nigel Farage after they failed to agree on political issues.
On Tuesday, Nella left the camp to receive medical treatment following a ‘minor problem’, with viewers predicting she could be the next celebrity to throw in the towel.
It is the first time two celebrities have quit the jungle in the show’s 21-year history as sources say ‘scrambling bosses’ are blaming the low mood in camp on the dismal rainy weather.
With only 10 contestants left before eliminations have started, producers are concerned for the remaining cast who are still suffering wet conditions, which has worsened the already tough living situation.
Following Grace’s gaunt appearance and emotionless reaction after being voted to do a Bushtucker Trial as well as Jamie Lynn’s tearful state, ITV are now facing questions over the welfare of the contestants.
However, sources at the broadcaster insist that the usual – if not more stringent – psychiatric tests have been carried out for the participants.
This Morning presenter Josie Gibson, JLS singer Marvin Humes and former EastEnders actress Danielle Harold are some of the celebrities still enduring life in the Australian jungle.
Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson has been named as the bookies’ favourite to win the series after delighting viewers with his upbeat personality.
He was voted ‘camp leader’ by the public and appointed Marvin his deputy while also forging a close friendship with boxer Tony Bellew.
I’m A Celebrity 2023: Meet the campmates
Claim to fame: Former leader of the UK Independence Party and leader of the Brexit Party.
Phobias: Nobody likes rats, snakes and I am dreading anything to do with heights.
Biggest misconception you want to dispel?: I have been demonised over the years and so it will be nice to show people I am not nasty.
Role in camp: Lead on starting up plenty of campfire discussions.
Aside from your family, what will you miss the most whilst in camp?: A pint in the pub and the news.
Best & worst attributes: I hope to cheer people up when they are down. Worst? I am impatient and I do snore.
Dream camper: As a controversial political media figure, I never name names… But I am looking forward to meeting interesting people from all different fields
Claim to fame: EastEnders actress.
Phobias: Rats. I hate them!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle?: I can be a little ditzy at times but I am definitely not a ‘dumb blonde’. I want to show I can do the trials, challenges and get stuck in.
Role in camp: Shoulder to cry on, help others if they are feeling low in camp.
Aside from family, what will you miss most whilst in camp?: Snacking. I am a little muncher and I am going to miss my morning cup of tea, too!
Best & worst attributes: I’d like to think I will be good if people are really struggling. I am not, however, very good at being bored, nor am I a morning person either.
Dream camper: Ed Sheeran. If he brings his guitar into camp, he can sing for us.
Claim to fame: First Dates star.
Phobias: I am scared of everything. I am dying to find out how vile the food will be!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle?: I don’t think there is anything but I am looking forward to learning more about myself during my time in the camp.
Role in camp: I will definitely muck in with all the jobs. I don’t mind cooking or cleaning the toilets.
Aside from your family, what will you miss the most whilst in camp? My bed. It’s super comfy. I will also miss a cup of coffee in the morning.
Best & worst attributes: I like to have fun but I do snore and I am impatient!
Dream camper: It’s going to be nice to meet everyone but I’d love to see Dolly Parton, The Rock or Snoop Dog in there.
Claim to fame: YouTuber and Catfish UK star.
Phobias: I am fearful of everything!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle? I am a pretty open book.
Role in camp: Keep the morale and humour high.
Aside from your family, what will you miss the most whilst in camp? My phone… I am always on it!
Dream camper: Alison Hammond or Adele.
Claim to fame: Hollyoaks star.
Phobias: I am a bit scared of the dark. When you go to the House of Horrors at Halloween and things jump out at you, I am not very good when I can’t see!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: It will be nice to go in as me and not as my Hollyoaks character.
Role in camp: Grafter or chef, I am quite good at cooking. But I’ve never cooked on a fire before. Aside from family, what will you miss most whilst in camp: Football and my creature comforts.
Best & worst attributes: I’d like to think I am a nice person and a good team player. I am not lazy but I do have a few bad habits like picking my nose. My girlfriend has been trying to train me to stop!
Dream camper: Sir Alex Ferguson or Neil Warnock.
Claim to fame: Champion Jockey
Phobias: I am not sure as I don’t walk across rooftop planks in the middle of the day nor do I have any snakes or rats in the house!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: None. I’ve lived in the public domain for as long as I can remember so I’d hope everyone knows me well.
Role in camp: To have fun with everyone, I am a happy-go- lucky person.
Aside from your family, what will you miss the most whilst in camp? Travelling. I have spent my whole life at airports and I’ve got to like it!
Best & worst attributes: I am outgoing and I am a fighter. Worst? I can’t sit still and I am impatient.
Dream camper: Robbie Williams would be fun.
JAMIE LYNN SPEARS – LEFT!
Claim to fame: Zoey 101 and Sweet Magnolias star.
Phobias: I am scared of everything.
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle?: I think this is a nice chance to show who I really am.
Role in camp: Hopefully I will be the one who can support everyone.
Aside from family, what will you miss the most whilst in camp? A normal bathroom, air conditioning and my bed.
Best & worst attributes: I think my best quality is it takes a lot to hurt my feelings; but I am impatient and my family would say I get in a bad mood a lot.
Dream camper: Nicole Kidman, she is my favourite actress in the whole wide world, or Reece Witherspoon.
Claim to fame: Made In Chelsea star and radio presenter.
Phobias: I am not a creepy crawly guy and I hate anyone or anything touching my neck.
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle?: Since the age of 21, I’ve spent my whole life on TV and so I feel whether people have a good or bad opinion of me, it’s probably warranted!
Role in camp: I’m a ‘yes’ man so cooking, cleaning I will do whatever they want me to do.
Aside from family, what will you miss most whilst in camp?: I know this sounds lame but gaming.
Best & worst attributes: I’d like to think I am the court jester and I don’t take things too seriously, so if anyone is having a bad day I would like to put a smile on their face. Worst? I am quite forgetful and I am bad at focusing on things.
Dream camper: Stephen Fry. I think I would self-combust if he was going in the jungle!
Claim to fame: This Morning presenter.
Phobias: Insects and I freeze every time I see a spider and I am not sure what I am going to do if I am in a trial with them!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle?: I would like people to know I am very clever at knowing useless information!
Role in camp: Mum. I am very motherly and I also love chatting to people.
Aside from family, what will you miss most whilst in camp?: Getting up to blow dry my hair and putting a bit of make-up on!
Best & worst attributes: I am an optimist and I love meeting people from all walks of life. Worst? I can be quite nosey and I am worried about my temper if I am too hungry.
Dream camper: Dawn French, I love her.
Claim to fame: JLS star.
Phobias: Heights. I have pulled out of a skydive with JLS in the past because I was too scared!
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: To show I am not just a member of a boy band. It will be nice for people to learn more about me.
Role in camp: I’d like to think I will be a shoulder to cry on and a mediator.
Aside from family, what will you miss most whilst in camp?: My fantasy football app! I am obsessed with it! Four weeks without music is a long time, too.
Best & worst attributes: I’ve got three children under the age of ten and you definitely need a lot of patience for that! Worst? Rochelle would probably say I get ‘hangry’ if I don’t have enough food.
Dream camper: Paddy McGuinness – I’ve done Soccer Aid with him before and I know he’s funny, he gets stuck in and he is hands on.
GRACE DENT – LEFT!
Claim to fame: MasterChef star and food critic.
Phobias: Horrible people.
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: People think I am quite forthright and scary but I don’t think I am scary! Hopefully people will see this.
Role in camp: Shoulder to cry on and I am a practical cook so I can help out.
Aside from your family, what will you miss the most whilst in camp? My three cats and my make-up bag. I love a bit of glamour.
Best & worst attributes: I would like to think I am funny! My worst quality is lack of sleep. I like my sleep.
Dream camper: Queen Camilla. She would be very practical. And Madonna – she could perform tracks from her Greatest Hits tour!
Claim to fame: Former champion boxer
Phobias: Like most normal people, I am scared of almost everything.
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: People will portray me as something I am not because of the profession I have had. I am just a normal person.
Role in camp: I’d like to think I am domesticated so hopefully I can help out.
Best & worst attributes: I do get hangry…who doesn’t! But I am easy going and I get on with everyone.
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