Ant and Dec's spider fear
09:30 10 December 2005
'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' presenters Ant and Dec were so petrified after finding a nest of spiders in their hotel bedroom - they got their make-up girl to remove them.
The cheeky Geordie duo said the creepy crawlies were so huge they couldn't deal with the eight-legged beasts themselves so called on a brave female to help them out.
Ant McPartlin, who admits he suffers from terrible arachnophobia, revealed: "Huntsman spiders kept getting into our hotel. We found about four walking about on the floor.
"I really don't like spiders and these were big ones! I could tell they were huntsman because they're a funny shape, so I called a make-up girl and got them removed."
Dec Donnelly added to Britain's More magazine: "We let the girls do it! But Ant's got a real phobia of spiders."
The TV duo are not the only stars who have been saved from spiders recently.
Justin Timberlake recently admitted he had to call for back-up after finding a spider in his hotel room
The pop heartthrob's fear of arachnids is so bad he refused to enter his plush suite after spotting a hairy beastie inside.
Justin, who is dating Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz, had to call hotel reception to get a member of staff to get rid of the spider for him.
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