Stefanie Powers out of I'm A Celebrity!
Stefanie Powers has become the first star to be booted out of the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! jungle. The Hart To Hart actress was up against five other celebrities, including Sinitta and Antony Cotton, in the first public vote. She said she was "deliriously happy" as she left the Australian jungle after 13 days. She found herself facing eviction after her team lost an "immunity challenge" on the ITV1 show, partly due to scaredy-cat Sinitta wimping out of an endurance test to spend the night with assorted nasties. Leaving the camp, Powers said: "Isn't that bliss? That's absolutely the best thing that could ever possibly have happened. "The two reasons that I did this show were to raise some money for the William Holden Wildlife Foundation and to be a poster child for survivors of lung cancer and I think the point was made." She said that she had been less fazed by creepy crawlies than the show's other contestants. "I'm not afraid of the bugs so they didn't really bother me. I mean I knew that I was going to be dumped upon because I'd looked at your show on YouTube." Her final trial saw Mark Wright screaming for his pal Dougie Poynter's help as rats scurried all over him and climbed into his pyjamas. But her team - including Sinitta and Antony Cotton, plus Fatima Whitbread, Willie Carson and Lorraine Chase - lost the trial, leaving them to face eviction. All the remaining celebrities now risk eviction as producers lifted their immunity.
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