I’m A Celebrity: Kezia Dugdale let down by Stanley Johnson in challenge

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale worked with former Tory MEP Stanley Johnson to overcome the ‘rotator’ on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Johnson struggled as he tackled his first bushtucker trial in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, with his poor throwing skills costing the campers much-needed food.

Kezia Dugdale has defended her stint in the jungle. Picture: PA

Kezia Dugdale has defended her stint in the jungle. Picture: PA

The 77-year-old former MEP has been ruled out of many challenges on the ITV show on medical grounds, but was able to take part in Fear Factory.

The trial saw Dugdale in a critter-filled box called The Rotator, answering questions and posting balls down to Johnson.

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Johnson lay on his back on a rotating cog below and had to throw the balls into a pipe while green ants crawled all over him.

But Johnson had trouble with his aim, frequently missing the pipe, making hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly howl with laughter.

“It’s like watching England play penalties!” said McPartlin, while Donnelly sniped: “Worse.”

“This is going to be the world record number of misses...” predicted Johnson. “Missed again. Dear oh dear. It’s not as easy as you might think.”

McPartlin quipped: “It’s easier than you are making it look.”

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As the klaxon sounded, Johnson and Dugdale discovered they had managed to get five out of the 11 stars up for grabs.

“Good heavens, fantastic,” said a delighted Johnson, while Dugdale was pleased they were not going home empty-handed.

Afterwards, Johnson told Dugdale: “You go to a five-star hotel and you’re jolly pleased, this was a five-star performance!”

He added: “We did OK, yes it was only five stars but better than a slap in the face with a kangaroo’s tail.”

Fellow contestant Iain Lee said: “You’ve done us very, very proud” while Shappi Khorsandi said: “they stank”.