Mark Wright conquers fears for Bushtucker Trial

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 November 2011
Mark Wright in the jungle

Mark Wright

Mark Wright has overcome his fear of confined spaces to emerge victorious in I'm A Celebrity . Get Me Out Of Here's latest Bushtucker Trial

Mark Wright has overcome his fears to emerge victorious in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here's latest Bushtucker Trial.

The former 'Only Way Is Essex' hunk was originally getting on the nerves of his fellow campmates when he kept stressing the importance of them winning the next challenge.

However, his mood took a turn for the worse when he discovered he would be taking part in the terrifying trial himself - known as called 'Creepy Crypt' - and it would see him trapped in a coffin full of rats.

Fatima said: "Now you're going to have to eat your own words, like what you tried to tell us earlier about getting stars. Now you've got to do your bit, so talk yourself up and kick your own ass".

Speaking in the Bush Telegraph, Crissy added: "Mark's been going around saying it doesn't matter who gets the trial, that they must do it and then he gets it and says he can't do it."

With Mark facing Hollywood actress Stefanie Powers in the task, the pair were each trapped in a chamber containing 10 keys, with five of them opening five alcoves within the confined space and the remaining five doing nothing.

A terrified Mark said: "I don't like dark spaces. I'm claustrophobic, but I need to do it for camp."

The pair had to find stars attached to small balls in each alcove - which were guarded by rats - and roll them down a shoot to be counted while being covered in cockroaches, crickets and mealworms, with the first to locate all five winning food for their respective team.

Racing ahead as Stefanie accidentally dropped the balls to her feet, Mark emerged victorious in the task and returned to his camp overjoyed.

He said: "I'm over the moon. I've just won that trial and gone from being the most depressed man in the jungle to George of the jungle, er, no, Mark of the jungle. I want to swing from the trees I'm so happy."

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