Babatunde Aleshe has become the fifth contestant to be eliminated from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The 36-year-old comedian received the fewest votes from the public and left the ITV reality show after 19 days in the Australian woods.
After leaving, Aleshe told co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: “I love being there but I need my freedom… Living there is a completely different experience.
“When I was watching this show before, I used to think, ‘Oh my, these guys are just playing, it’s all good in it’. And then you know spending two and a half weeks there, it’s so hard, it’s so stressful.
During his time in the woods, Aleshe was the first to say “I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here!”, retreating from the first test that involved walking along the notoriously long board 334 ft in the air of the show.
He also has to face his biggest fear that toads have been picked out of the tomb to stuff their heads into amphibians’ boxes in another trial.
Aleshe says: “I was always afraid of every challenge. I feel like I’m more scared of toads now than before because you guys just threw that at me.
“I don’t like the way they look. They look like they were born in hell, they’re demons.”
Earlier in the episode, viewers saw Aleshe talk about giving up comedy and taking a nine-to-five office job before comedian Mo Gilligan asked if he would support him on his tour. acting or not.
He told McPartlin and Donnelly: “I remember the day I sat down at my desk and thought, ‘This is going to be me forever, let’s get used to it.’
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“And then, literally, maybe a month or two later, Mo Gilligan, a good friend of mine, called me and said, ‘Would you like to go on tour with me.’
“And everything has changed. The doors just kept opening, and then I landed here and I was like, ‘God, like Ant and Dec.
Wednesday’s episode also saw Matt Hancock find a pun-related challenge “very difficult” because of his dyslexia.
The former health secretary took on the latest Deals on Wheels challenge with former rugby player Mike Tindall in which they needed to solve an anagram.
The couple, both 44, found 99 red balloons strung together that they had to use the nails on their helmets to blow up.
Blowing the balloons gave them letters that they had to decipher before the sand time ran out to earn dingo dollars and a camp reward.
“I’m bad at anagrams, I’m dyslexic, so all the letters have been anagrammed, so it’s up to you,” said Hancock.
“Having dyslexia, I find anagrams very difficult. All I can see is the little word.”
After successfully completing the 99-word spelling challenge, their campmates failed to correctly total Adele’s albums, missing out on a chance to win a chocolate chip cookie.
Earlier in the series, Hancock highlighted learning difficulties by discussing her own dyslexia diagnosis with her campmates in the woods.
He has previously been open about being diagnosed with dyslexia, telling comedians Babatunde Aleshe and Seann Walsh: “The moment I was identified as dyslexic in college, it was ‘ Well, actually I’m fine with language, it’s just that my brain works differently and I can work on this.”
Hancock has introduced a Bill to Conduct Universal Screening for Dyslexia in Primary Schools and the politician’s spokesperson said: “By participating in the programme, Matt hopes to enhance its reputation. for his anti-dyslexia campaign and will use the platform to talk about an issue he really cares about in front of millions of people.
“Matt is determined that no child should leave primary school without knowing if he or she has dyslexia.”
Wednesday’s episode also saw former Lioness Jill Scott volunteering for the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-inspired Bushtucker trial being renamed Critty Critty Fang Fang.
The 35-year-old former soccer star had to search the world for the stars while hovering in the air in a flying car.
Scott said: “The car is amazing. I’m really scared of heights, I should say it.
“I just thought of Owen’s face in my head and he would kill us if I didn’t get these stars.”
After scoring so many stars for her campmates, she added: “I really feel pressured doing this. It’s all up to you to get the stars for the camp.
“The boys are starving and you know you can ruin a day for six. I was really scared. I hate heights, to be honest I hate them.”
I Am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV1 at 9pm.
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