Sophie eats her way to victory in bugs test
Sophie Anderton bravely forced down a host of bugs to win some meals for her celebrity jungle mates, while fellow jungle diner Natalie Appleton flound
09:42 28 November 2004
Sophie Anderton bravely forced down a host of bugs to win some meals for her celebrity jungle mates, while fellow jungle diner Natalie Appleton floundered in yesterday's joint Bushtucker trial.
The "I'm a Celebrity" pair, who came to blows earlier this week, had to work together in the latest test, based on the card game Snap.
Sophie ended up doing most of the work, ingesting an assortment of creepy crawlies including beetle pupae, a witchety grub and mangrove worms.
The model even tried to force down a dish of bush oysters, otherwise known as kangaroo testicles, during her first Bushtucker trial.
Before the attempt, she asked "I'm a Celebrity" presenters Ant and Dec whether they would tuck into the stomach-turning dish.
"I don't think any man on this crew would eat one of those. It makes me wince," replied Ant.
Courageous Sophie then licked one of the testicles and put it in her mouth, but it was so hard that the she could not bite down on it.
The spirited celebrity admitted that she was beaten and spat the testicle out, declaring: "I have never tasted anything so disgusting in my entire life."
Former All-Saint Natalie was less willing to try the dishes from the unpleasant menu and refused to eat green bugs, an ostrich egg, fish eyes and the "bush oysters".
The only dish the singer did try was "cheese fruit", which is eaten by Aboriginals, who also call it vomit fruit because of its smell.
Taking a bite, she told Ant and Dec: "My tongue's on fire. Oh my God, I'm going to be sick."
Despite complaining that eating the fruit was like forcing down someone's vomit, Natalie finished off the dish, winning one meal for the celebrity jungle camp, against Sophie's four.