Former Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has walked straight into a Bushtucker Trial after joining “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”
Viewers got their first glimpse of the MSP in her jungle gear getting into a helicopter in the last few minutes of Wednesday night’s hit ITV show.
Ms Dugdale and comedian Iain Lee were spotted boarding a helicopter to join the other celebrities who have set up home in the Australian bush for three weeks.
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I’m a Celebrity hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly said the two new campmates would be going “head to head” in the next Bushtucker Trial – The Battle for 10 Downing Creek.
Ms Dugdale said: “I’m best known for leading the Labour party in Scotland and I’m a member of the Scottish Parliament.
“People have definitely seen me deal with a few rats and snakes in my time.
“I’m a lot tougher than people think I am.
“You don’t get to the top of Labour politics without having a tough skin.
“I’ve just got a feeling the jungle is going to be a whole heap tougher.”
Wednesday night’s episode of the ITV jungle contest did not feature a vote for the next food challenge, leaving some fans confused.
All became clear however when Ant and Dec visited the camp to tell the celebrities the name of the next Trial – but not who would be doing it.
“Today’s Bushtucker Trial is called ‘The Battle for 10 Downing Creek’, but the public have not been voting for this one,” Ant said.
“Instead, you are all going to join us at the Trials clearing, where all will be revealed,” Dec added.
The Geordie duo then told viewers that the two celebs taking centre stage in the Trial would be brand new faces.
Ms Dugdale and Mr Lee’s arrival in camp and the Bushtucker Trial will be shown in Thursday night’s episode of the ITV reality show.
Among Ms Dugdale’s new jungle-mates are Stanley Johnson, the former Conservative MEP, whose son, Boris, is UK foreign secretary.
Ms Dugdale recently said she expected colleagues to be “angry” about her decision to head to Australia, but that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would be “pretty relaxed”.
When quizzed over her decision last week, Mr Corbyn said Ms Dugdale should not be suspended, adding it was “her choice” to enter the show.