THE Orange team were all up for the chop last night after failing the grisly Bed Bugs challenge, and it was Stefanie Powers who became the first to get the boot from the I’m A Celeb jungle.
The 69-year-old actress – along with Fatima Whitbread, Antony Cotton, Willie Carson, Lorraine Chase and Sinitta – had to sleep in boxes filled with critters in a battle with the Blue team to win immunity from the public vote-off.
But it was quickly clear that they were not going to win when Sinitta was the first to shout: “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.”
She said it was “like a Freddie Krueger movie” and added: “As we approached our beds I felt my legs go and I thought I’d pass out. This was my worst nightmare.”
Next out was Antony who was freaked out by three large snakes – one of which WEED on his leg. He pleaded: “Get me out. I can’t cope with them any more.”
Mark Wright on the Blue team spent most of the night squealing. He cried: “I’ve got to get out, I can’t sleep. They are my worst thing in the world, they are crawling into my pyjamas, they are getting more confident, I can’t do it!
“I’m going to be sick, they stink and are doing poos all over my bed.”
However despite his ordeal Mark led the Blue team to a resounding victory, and it then came down to a head-to-head between Stefanie and Lorraine as to who would be the first to leave the show.
The former Hart to Hart star looked elated as hosts Ant and Dec told her that the public had decided she would be the one leaving the jungle.
“I’m delighted,” she said as her camp mates hugged her.
“I’ve got so much to do, it’s the best thing that could have happened.”
The red head then made her way across the bridge to talk about her time in the jungle where she said that she felt she had made her point.
“I came in here for two reasons,’ she said. ‘To be a poster girl for survivors of lung cancer, and to raise awareness for charity.”
When Ant and Dec asked Stefanie how she kept so calm during the trials and challenges, she simply answered: “Because the bugs don’t bother me.”
And when she was asked about what she thought of her fellow camp mates who were not so calm, she didn’t seem annoyed or bothered but instead praised Sinitta.
“She’s done so well in there,” she said. “She’s even managing to sleep normally without the canape over her head.”