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The Bushtucker Trial, named 'Jungle Love Island' saw rugby player James Haskell and radio DJ Roman Kemp tasked with unscrewing stars from one side of a day bed and screwing them onto the other side.
They had just 90 seconds to do it, and thanks to the swarm of critters alongside them, they didn't manage to complete their task in time, meaning they missed out on winning three slap up roast dinners for their camp-mates.
However, many viewers weren't surprised at their loss, speaking out on social media and accusing ITV of giving them an "impossible" mission so that some of the celebs missed out.
While another agreed: "I really hope you give them another opportunity to win 3 roast dinners tonight as that trial was extremely unfair there was not enough time it was virtually impossible! #sortitout #imaceleb #imacelebrity".
"Has to be a fix on that last trial @imacelebrity! U wouldn't get them stars done in 90 seconds if the boxes were empty let alone with a giant crab blocking u," a third wrote.
While another viewer even went as far as making a petition demanding everybody be given a roast following the unfair challenge, branding it a "disgrace," and suggesting ITV had "set [James and Roman] up to fail".
But as more and more people voiced their frustrations at the result, Ant and Dec chose to step in and defend the show.
Please sign the petition to get them all a roast dinner...that trial was impossible!https://t.co/wGjj92CuGV
- Julie Page (@jpagey) November 24, 2019
Poor Ian Wright, had to drink a pint of Pig dicks only to then be denied a roast dinner by a stupidly impossible task like that. I'd be livid :no_mouth: #ImACeleb
- James McGhan (@james_mcghan) November 24, 2019
#ImACeleb That final live trial segment was near impossible. Just unfair on the camp mates
- Meep Morp (@carparkwarden) November 24, 2019
Feel like the producers had to stick an impossible trial in there just so someone or three goes without a roastie #ImACeleb #ImACelebrity2019
- G1llyW1lly (@GillHayward1) November 24, 2019
That snakebed task was bloody impossible, should have had at least double the time they got!! #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/KjAYxTucAy
- Dan Farmer :flag_black: (@dan_boi91) November 24, 2019
"@antanddec There was no way anyone on this earth could have completed James & Roman's trial in 90secs! Be fair & feed the last 3 will ya #ImACelebrity2019 Shouldn't have had less than 3 mins on that," someone wrote directly to the Geordie duo.
To which they responded: "The stand ins did it when we tested it #ImACeleb," along with a shrugging emoji.
The stand ins did it when we tested it ♂️ #ImACeleb https://t.co/o2h5ygS3RI
- antanddec (@antanddec) November 24, 2019
us complaining about ant and dec
how that challenge
was impossible in
- court :hearts: (@thirlszrk) November 24, 2019
Well, that's that then.
Throughout the trail, James struggled with a nibbling crab, which took a particular liking to him, eating up a lot of the pair's time.
While Ant and Dec didn't concede that the trial was "impossible," Dec did admit that perhaps the crab shouldn't have been first to join them on the day bed.
"They shouldn't have done the crab one first," one fan of the show tweeted them, to which he wrote back: "I agree. D #imaceleb".
Their failure to finish the task in time meant that Ian Wright, Cliff Parisi and Andy Maxwell unfortunately went without a roast dinner.
It was a cruel twist, but as hunger continues to cause tensions to flare, it's sure to keep things interesting in there.
I'm A Celebrity continues on ITV at 9pm tonight.
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