I’m A Celebrity 2020: Mo Farah ‘disappointed’ after winning 9 stars

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I’m A Celebrity’s Mo Farah admitted he was ‘disappointed’ in himself after bagging an impressive nine stars during his very first solo trial on Friday.

The Olympic champion, 37, faced his fears in the Fort Locks challenge, in which he was knocked down by fish guts and covered in a number of critters as he attempted to win meals for camp.

But despite his valiant effort, Mo was unhappy with his result after being ‘scared and terrified’ in trial and wished he’d done better. 

Deflated: I’m A Celebrity’s Mo Farah admitted he was ‘disappointed’ in himself after bagging an impressive nine stars during his very first solo trial on Friday

Following Jordan North’s triumphant trial previously in which he won 12 stars, the public decided to turn their focus on someone else and voted for Mo to do the next trial.

Ahead of the task, the athlete expressed his concerns about what he could be facing as he said: ‘I hate not knowing’.

Reflecting on Mo’s nerves, Victoria Derbyshire stated: ‘I think he’s a little scared and I don’t blame him because it’s the fear of the unknown.’

While Russell Watson added: ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re the fastest sprinter in the world, whether you’re the fastest racing driver in the world, it doesn’t make any difference. You’re taken out of that comfort zone and it makes you feel nervous.’

Horrid: The Olympic champion, 37, faced his fears in the Fort Locks challenge, in which he was knocked down by fish guts and covered in a number of critters as he attempted to win meals for camp

Horrid: The Olympic champion, 37, faced his fears in the Fort Locks challenge, in which he was knocked down by fish guts and covered in a number of critters as he attempted to win meals for camp

With Mo then speaking further on his fears, adding: ‘Everyone’s done well so far . . . I don’t want to be that person and let the team down and I can’t feed them. I’ll just do my best and that’s all I can do.’

The star later entered the trials area to face hosts Ant and Dec, where he explained how heading for an unknown trial left him uneasy.

‘It’s the not knowing. Everything I do, you train for it, you get through it, and you relate but knowing scares me’, he explained.

Not impressed: But despite his valiant effort, Mo was unhappy with his result after being 'scared and terrified' in trial and wished he'd done better

Not impressed: But despite his valiant effort, Mo was unhappy with his result after being ‘scared and terrified’ in trial and wished he’d done better

You're next! Following Jordan North's triumphant trial previously in which he won 12 stars, the public decided to turn their focus on someone else and voted for Mo to do the next trial

You’re next! Following Jordan North’s triumphant trial previously in which he won 12 stars, the public decided to turn their focus on someone else and voted for Mo to do the next trial 

Ant then went on to outline the trial, explaining to Mo: ‘You have to retrieve the stars that are locked within the hell holes built into the castle walls. The keys you need to open the locks are on chains in holes on the opposite wall. The keys and the locks are colour coded.’

While Dec added: ‘When you find a star, put it in your star bag. Only stars that are in your star bag at the end of the trial will count.’

The first hole saw Mo dip his hand into offal as he rummage around to retrieve a yellow key, with the sportsman having to try three yellow locks to release the star.

When the grate finally opened, he then had to place his hand into a hole full of worms to unscrew the star and put it in his bag.

Ant explained: 'You have to retrieve the stars that are locked within the hell holes built into the castle walls. The keys you need to open the locks are on chains in holes on the opposite wall'

Ant explained: ‘You have to retrieve the stars that are locked within the hell holes built into the castle walls. The keys you need to open the locks are on chains in holes on the opposite wall’

Challenge: As the grate opened up, he then rummaged around the corresponding grate which contained locusts, with Mo successfully bagging his second star

Challenge: As the grate opened up, he then rummaged around the corresponding grate which contained locusts, with Mo successfully bagging his second star

Oh no! Things then became difficult with the next hole, which contained slime, as during his attempts to retrieve the key, the runner was knocked to the ground by fish guts tumbling down onto his head

Oh no! Things then became difficult with the next hole, which contained slime, as during his attempts to retrieve the key, the runner was knocked to the ground by fish guts tumbling down onto his head

Next up, he had to face stinking fish guts, with Mo screaming as he frantically searched for the key.

As the grate opened up, he then rummaged around the corresponding grate which contained locusts, with Mo successfully bagging his second star.

Things then became difficult with the next hole, which contained slime, as during his attempts to retrieve the key, the runner was knocked to the ground by fish guts tumbling down onto his head.

Tough: After recovering from the fall, Mo persevered during the trial, screaming and shouting as he faced cockroaches followed by crayfish and more fish guts, before hundreds of maggots rained down on him

Tough: After recovering from the fall, Mo persevered during the trial, screaming and shouting as he faced cockroaches followed by crayfish and more fish guts, before hundreds of maggots rained down on him

Time's up! As Mo retrieved his ninth star, he unfortunately ran out of time

Time’s up! As Mo retrieved his ninth star, he unfortunately ran out of time

After recovering from the fall,  Mo persevered during the trial, screaming and shouting as he faced cockroaches followed by crayfish and more fish guts, before hundreds of maggots rained down on him. 

As Mo retrieved his ninth star, he unfortunately ran out of time. 

Reflecting on the hardest part of the trial, a deflated Mo said it was ‘just not knowing (what was) on the other side’. 

Disappointed: Before making his way back into the camp, Mo spoke once more about the trial, stating he was 'scared and terrified' throughout

Disappointed: Before making his way back into the camp, Mo spoke once more about the trial, stating he was ‘scared and terrified’ throughout

Difficult: That was not easy. Going home with nine stars, I am disappointed. I'll just have to explain to the teammates', before adding: 'I stink'

Difficult: That was not easy. Going home with nine stars, I am disappointed. I’ll just have to explain to the teammates’, before adding: ‘I stink’

With Dec then laughing: ‘A lot of the time it was worse in your head than it was in the hole.’

Before making his way back into the camp, Mo spoke once more about the trial, stating he was ‘scared and terrified’ throughout.

He then admitted: ‘That was not easy. Going home with nine stars, I am disappointed. I’ll just have to explain to the teammates’, before adding: ‘I stink’.

Returning to the camp, Mo explained what he had to do, before modestly revealing: ‘I managed to get only nine.’ 

He's back! Returning to the camp, Mo explained what he had to do, before modestly revealing: 'I managed to get only nine'

He’s back! Returning to the camp, Mo explained what he had to do, before modestly revealing: ‘I managed to get only nine’

Gross: As Jordan North helped Mo with the water as he washed his clothes, the Radio DJ remarked: 'I thought it was me being dramatic because I haven't got a good gag reflex. Honestly, I've never smelt anything like it. He absolutely stunk!'

Gross: As Jordan North helped Mo with the water as he washed his clothes, the Radio DJ remarked: ‘I thought it was me being dramatic because I haven’t got a good gag reflex. Honestly, I’ve never smelt anything like it. He absolutely stunk!’

He added: ‘I hope my kids will be pleased for me tonight getting nine stars. I was thinking about them when I was doing it and getting through it. I don’t want to embarrass myself but at the same time I was making a lot of noise. Sorry kids!’

But while his fellow celebrities applauded his achievements, they were more concerned about the stench coming off him following his encounter with fish guts, with Mo hastily jumping into the shower. 

As Jordan North helped Mo with the water as he washed his clothes, the Radio DJ remarked: ‘I thought it was me being dramatic because I haven’t got a good gag reflex. Honestly, I’ve never smelt anything like it. He absolutely stunk!’ 

Reaction: Following Mo’s trial, I’m A Celebrity viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on his efforts

Reaction: Following Mo’s trial, I’m A Celebrity viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on his efforts

Following Mo’s trial, I’m A Celebrity viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on his efforts. 

‘Dying at Mo doing the trial’ commented one viewer.

While another remarked: ‘I can see mo getting voted to do a few more trials at this rate.’

A third fan tweeted: ‘@Mo_Farah’s noises that he’s making during his trial are histericaly funny, go on Mo you can do it.’

‘Mo Farah’s reactions are TV gold!’ remarked a fourth watcher.

Something fishy: Later, after Mo received nine stars, the celebrities received a dinner of cuttlefish

Something fishy: Later, after Mo received nine stars, the celebrities received a dinner of cuttlefish

Ironic: Victoria remarked of the meal: 'So Mo got covered in fish guts and we’ve got cuttlefish…hilarious'

Ironic: Victoria remarked of the meal: ‘So Mo got covered in fish guts and we’ve got cuttlefish…hilarious’

‘Mo Farah going “ahhh awahhgawha” and “ahhdisgustingeeooh” is HILARIOUS’ joked a fifth.

With another viewer predicting: ‘I think we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Mo.’

Later, after Mo received nine stars, the celebrities received a dinner of cuttlefish.

Victoria remarked of the meal: ‘So Mo got covered in fish guts and we’ve got cuttlefish…hilarious.’

While Vernon quipped: ‘I’ve never had cuttlefish before, the only thing I know about cuttlefish is that the bone from a cuttlefish is the bone you see in budgie cages to help sharpen their beaks.’ 

Bad cluck: It was a busy day for Mo as earlier in the show he took part in the Castle Coin Challenge alongside Victoria

Bad cluck: It was a busy day for Mo as earlier in the show he took part in the Castle Coin Challenge alongside Victoria

Castle Coin Challenge: The two dressed up as large robins and had to use their beaks which were controlled by their hands to pick up large worms hidden throughout the area

Castle Coin Challenge: The two dressed up as large robins and had to use their beaks which were controlled by their hands to pick up large worms hidden throughout the area

It was a busy day for Mo as earlier in the show he took part in the Castle Coin Challenge alongside Victoria.

The two dressed up as large robins and had to use their beaks which were controlled by their hands to pick up large worms hidden throughout the area.

After completing the task, they visited Kiosk Cledwyn for the first time, leaving him unimpressed as they performed the birdy song dance. 

After choosing a treat of jelly worms, Kiosk Cledwyn then called the camp, with Hollie answering the call.

The question posed to the campmates was ‘what percentage of British adults are reluctant to tell people their age? A/22% or B/10%.’

Gutted: Mo and Victoria then returned to camp in their costumes where they broke the sad news that they hadn't won

Gutted: Mo and Victoria then returned to camp in their costumes where they broke the sad news that they hadn’t won

After a short discussion, the celebrities opted for 22%. However, it was the wrong answer and Kiosk Cledwyn harshly slammed down his shutter.

Mo and Victoria then returned to camp in their costumes where they broke the sad news that they hadn’t won. 

Elsewhere in the show, Ruthie Henshall opened up about her past relationship with Prince Edward. 

Speaking with Shane Richie, Ruthie boldly said: ‘You performed in Buckingham Palace, you sang in the gardens, I sh****d in the bedrooms.’

A right Royal gossip: Elsewhere in the show, Ruthie Henshall opened up about her past relationship with Prince Edward

A right Royal gossip: Elsewhere in the show, Ruthie Henshall opened up about her past relationship with Prince Edward 

Clearly piping Shane’s interest, the two then settled into his hammock and Ruthie divulged some of her best tales from dating the royal. 

Ruthie then revealed that she had been to Windsor and Balmoral, the Queen’s estate in Scotland, with her ex – and even ended up performing for the family.  

She said: ‘He invited me to Windsor for the weekend as we’re walking I’m seeing a table outside and there’s people sitting round it and I’m thinking that looks like the Queen and I remembered my dad had said to me that if you ever meet the Queen he said you curtsy and call her ma’am. 

Past romance: The I'm A Celebrity contestant and performer, 53, dated Prince Edward on and off for five years in the 1990s (Prince Edward is pictured with his wife Sophie)

Past romance: The I’m A Celebrity contestant and performer, 53, dated Prince Edward on and off for five years in the 1990s (Prince Edward is pictured with his wife Sophie)

‘I grab her hand like this [handshake], forget all about the curtsy and I’m like really really pleased to meet you, really pleased to meet you.’

Enjoying the revelations, Shane then asked: ‘Did you know Diana much?’ 

Ruthie replied: ‘I met her a couple of times and one of my favourite times was we were at Balmoral, there was Diana, The Queen, Margaret, the Queen Mother, Charles, Edward, myself.’ 

What a story: The performer, 53, spoke candidly about her time with the Royal family, with campmate Shane Richie covering his face at one point

What a story: The performer, 53, spoke candidly about her time with the Royal family, with campmate Shane Richie covering his face at one point

Intrigued: Impressed Shane asked if Ruthie met Diana, Princess of Wales, before the singer revealed she didn't remember her very well as Prince Charles had given her a martini

Intrigued: Impressed Shane asked if Ruthie met Diana, Princess of Wales, before the singer revealed she didn’t remember her very well as Prince Charles had given her a martini

She added that Diana was ‘lovely’, however she doesn’t ‘remember an awful lot because Charles gave me my first martini.’

‘I’d never tried it before so I was fairly… I had two of them and I was like woah…’, said Ruthie prompting Shane to tease: ‘Don’t tell me you go into show tunes’.

‘Let me tell you. Margaret she goes “yes, yes, oh sing us a song from that show you’re in” and I was in Les Mis at the time. So I sang I Dreamed A Dream and I must have changed key three times because I was so p****d on martinis.’      

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues nightly at 9PM on ITV. 

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