The former EastEnders actor, 56, and Olympian Hollie Arnold struggled through the Wicked Waterways task and only managed to get two out of six stars, the worst result for a trial this series.
The trial consisted of two tunnels, one on top of the other. Hollie and Shane had to use a single bucket and work as a team to transfer water through the tunnels and into the collection pipes.
Tough: Shane Richie was in danger of losing his trousers during the trial on Thursday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Once they had enough water in the collection pipes, the stars would float up and they could collect them.
Only stars in their star bag at the end of time counted. Six stars were up for grabs, each worth two meals for camp.
Things started off fairly well for Shane and Hollie as they got a star straight away but they struggled through the rest of the task.
After Hollie said she was glad to have Shane with her, he said: ‘Stop with the responsibility, you’re a Paralympic gold champion, I’m relying on you tonight!’
Disappointed: Shane and Olympian Hollie Arnold struggled through the Wicked Waterways task and only managed to get two out of six stars, the worst result for a trial this series
Trial: The trial consisted of two tunnels. Hollie and Shane had to use a single bucket and work as a team to transfer water through the tunnels and into the collection pipes
They were told as time went on the trial would get harder, that it would last 12 minutes and that they would not be alone in the tunnels.
Shane went into the top tunnel to collect the water, Hollie went in the lower tunnel to collect the bucket and pour it into the pipes.
The pair kept talking as they worked out how to get the bucket to each other.
Hollie said: ‘Let’s go Shane, come on Shane let’s go, we’ve got this! Just keep filling it [the bucket] as much as possible. Hurry up, I haven’t got all day!’
Task: Once they had enough water in the collection pipes, the stars would float up and they could collect them
The bucket’s chain caused the pair issues by getting caught, while they were also hindered by water spillages.
As Shane’s trousers got pulled lower during the trial, host Declan Donnelly laughed and joked: ‘Alfie’s moon,’ in reference to the actor’s EastEnders character.
The pair struggled to get enough water to make the stars rise while Dec also thought they had communication problems.
After the trial, Hollie said: ‘It was tough.’
Shane agreed but added: ‘We made it tougher.’
Freezing: They were told as time went on the trial would get harder, that it would last 12 minutes and that they would not be alone in the tunnels
The pair got two stars, totalling four meals for camp, with Shane saying: ‘We set a precedent, this is the first one where we’ve kind of dropped the ball.’
When Shane and Hollie returned, it was clear to their camp mates the trial didn’t go as planned.
Talking in the Telegraph, Ruthie Henshall said: ‘When I saw Hollie and Shane’s face when they came through the door, I knew there was a problem.’
Hollie told everyone the Trial was brutal and that they’d only got two stars which was worth four meals for camp, with their fellow celebrities surprised at the disappointing result.
Awkward: As Shane’s trousers got pulled lower during the trial, Dec laughed and joked: ‘Alfie’s moon,’ in reference to the actor’s EastEnders character
Victoria Derbyshire said: ‘We’ve eaten like Kings & Queens the past few days and this is a real come down.’
Equally displeased, Beverley Callard said: ‘Everyone’s a little bit, not fed up, we’re in shock.’
Victoria added: ‘It really doesn’t matter what ingredients, what food we get tonight. It’s obviously going to be very difficult to feed 12 hungry mouths.’
It was a let down for the camp as, ahead of the trial, some of the stars who were expecting Shane and Hollie to return having won all the stars.
Tough: The pair got two stars, totalling four meals for camp, with Shane saying: ‘We set a precedent, this is the first one where we’ve kind of dropped the ball’
After learning who would be doing the trial, Russell Watson said: ‘This is the first time Hollie has been voted by the public to do a trial. I think she’s really excited about it and she will smash the trial tonight.’
Speaking in the Telegraph, Jordan North said: ‘I have never been more confident for a trial since I’ve been here. You’ve got full-house showbiz Shane Richie and you’ve got Hollie who is so determined and competitive that they will come back here tonight with 12 stars.’
Hollie said ahead of the trial: ‘The pressure’s on as everyone’s done amazing. If we don’t get anything more than 10+ stars I feel everyone’s mood will be… it’s got to be 12. Scrap that, it’s 12, we are going for 12.’
Shock: Hollie told everyone the Trial was brutal and that they’d only got 2 stars which was worth 4 meals for camp, with their fellow celebrities surprised at the disappointing result
The camp were treated to monkfish for their meal and were slightly horrified by it’s face and sharp teeth.
Jordan joked: ‘It looked so, so hideous. The teeth and the face. It kind of look like me first thing in the morning, it really does.’
Sadly for Shane, the actor won’t get much of a break as he has been voted to do the next trial, Chambers of Horror.
The TV star sighed in exasperation as Ant and Dec told him the public had voted for him to do another trial, this time alongside AJ Pritchard.
Uh Oh: Sadly for Shane, the actor won’t get much of a break as he has been voted to do the next trial, Chambers of Horror, alongside AJ Pritchard
The trial looks set to be a challenging one as a preview clip showed AJ and Shane will be put into a small glass box filled with insects and reptiles while they will have to try get stars with their tongues.
Elsewhere during Thursday’s episode, Victoria recalled the embarrassing blunder when presenting her BBC Two news show back in June 2019, accidentally saying Jeremy Hunt’s surname was C***.
The journalist spoke about the incident during a chat with her campmates about their worst days, adding that the experience was ‘excruciating’.
Victoria said: ‘I mispronounced his name, it was excruciating, it was awful, I buried my head in my hands.’
Oops! Victoria Derbyshire reflected on the ‘awful’ time she mispronounced the politician’s name live on air during Thursday’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here
Although Victoria wasn’t amused after making the mistake, the other celebrities in the Welsh camp seemed to enjoy the tale and laughed as she told the story.
The journalist’s gaffe happened on her weekday news and current affairs programme during a four-way debate over who should be the next Tory leader in June 2019.
Victoria said at the time that she was especially embarrassed because it was usually men who made the mistake.
Addressing Conservative MP Steve Brine, she said: ‘You say the man you are backing, Jeremy C*** … I’m so sorry, Jeremy Hunt.
Mistake: In June 2019 the journalist accidentally said Jeremy Hunt’s surname was C*** while chatting about who should be the next Tory leader on BBC Two news (politician pictured)
‘I’ve never said that before in my life. It’s normally men who say that so I really, really want to apologise.’
The BBC’s subtitle service managed to avoid further embarrassment by substituting the word with ‘EXPLETIVE’.
Victoria also later tweeted: ‘Apologies again and I meant it’s been mostly men on air, male broadcasters, who have ended up getting his name wrong.
‘Am not saying men generally go around saying the word! That’s what was in my head – appreciate it didn’t come out like that. Sorry again!’.
Sorry! Victoria tweeted after the incident happened, insisting that she was not saying ‘men generally go around saying the word’
During the conversation about worst days on I’m A Celeb, Ruthie Henshall told a story about when she starred with Micky Rooney in ‘Crazy For You’.
She explained how he gave her something for a bad stomach but it made it worse and she nearly had an accident on stage.
Jordan told a story about how when he was interviewing Yungblud he was told in advance not to mention Halsey who he’d just broken up with… however he accidentally did.
And Mo Farah told everyone about the time he fell over whilst running in an international championship and when he got back up he accidentally started running the wrong way around the track.
What a day: The campmates had been sharing stories about their worst days, with Victoria telling them hers ‘was awful, I buried my head in my hands’
Giovanna Fletcher was named as the new camp leader during the episode and chose Beverley as her deputy.
Speaking after she was chosen, Giovanna said: ‘This is a bit of a surprise. I’ll be honest, I’ve been eying up that chair – that football scarf can do one as now I’m in town.”
Whilst Beverley added: ‘I’m thrilled to be deputy. I’m really honoured that she chose me.’
They divvied up the camp chores putting Vernon Kay and Victoria on cooking duties while camp maintenance was Mo and Shane.
Happy: AJ was left feeling content after he was given washing up duties after Giovanna Fletcher was named as camp leader
Jordan and Hollie became camp cleaners, laundry was given to Ruthie and Russell Watson and washing up to Jess and AJ.
Speaking in the Telegraph AJ said: ‘If you do a job too well you get given a job, don’t you? I’m happy with my role. Yeah, I don’t know why I’m talking high pitched, but I’m happy.’
Previously on washing up duties, Shane jokingly threw his tin on the floor after finishing his meal, but put it in the bucket for cleaning afterwards.
Also during Thursday’s episode, Victoria and Hollie took part in the Castle Coin Challenge called Finish The Fairytale.
Challenge: Also during Thursday’s episode, Victoria and Hollie took part in the Castle Coin Challenge called Finish The Fairytale
The pair arrived at a fairy tale garden within the castle ground and discovered that one of them would become a story teller and sit in a chair reading fairy tales which would have a word missing.
The other celebrity had to find the missing word or item hidden around the forest and put into a treasure chest.
When they got their answers correct, the treasure chest lit up but when they got one wrong, they were doused in feathers and pink goo.
Victoria and Hollie then visited Kiosk Cledwyn and had the choice of jelly beans or gingerbread men.
Yikes: The pair had to find missing words or items as part of the task, with Hollie doused in pink goo if they got an answer wrong
Feeling that some people might not like ginger so went with jelly beans which they felt would be more universally liked.
Jordan answered the phone as Kiosk Cledwyn called the camp and asked what percentage of parents admitted to having a favourite child a) 10 per cent or b) 18 per cent.
The camp chose 10 per cent and Kiosk Cledwyn gave Victoria and Hollie the jelly beans, causing them both to jump for joy.
Their fellow celebrities were equally pleased with the reward and cheered when the pair returned to camp.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues on Friday at 9pm on ITV.
Reward: Victoria and Hollie won jelly beans from Kiosk Cledwyn to bring back to camp
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