'I'm a Celebrity' fans in hysterics as Simon and Danny take on Christmas-themed trial

I'm A Celebrity 2021 celebrity contestants
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I'm a Celebrity 2021 added a festive touch to Wednesday night's challenge, as two campmates were invited on to take part in Santa's Grotty Grotto hoping to earn a good meal.

After Emmerdale's Danny Miller volunteered, Frankie Bridge pulled a second name out of the hat, which happened to be Coronation Street's Simon Gregson, much to the delight of ITV soap fans tuning in! 

The duo joined Ant, Dec, and Cledwyn Clause for a Christmas-themed trial, but it
definitely wasn't your average Christmas party as there were a series of unpleasant challenges to take on. The first involved them dunking their heads into fermented eggnog and rotten fruit to retrieve stars using only their mouths.

Simon had Ant and Dec in hysterics when he went back into the disgusting eggnog despite already retrieving a star, putting himself through even more torment for no reason!

The chaos continued as they had to then retrieve stars and decorations in the company of crabs,  scorpions, and snakes, before trying to impress the castle's Cledwyn Clause by decorating a tree with their findings. Thankfully they managed, before advancing onto the final and possibly most disgusting round.

Their final challenge had them chewing on fish eyes, spitting the liquid into a shot glass, and then downing it, which they both managed to do, ultimately earning 7 out of a possible 8 stars. 

Simon and Danny's efforts impressed viewers, who seemed equally amused and disgusted by what was going on. Some even claimed the soap duo should make it all the way to the final based on the Christmas trial alone!

Following the trial, it was time for another elimination and both Simon and Danny were safe and able to stay in the camp for at least another night. Instead, it was Naughty Boy who was sent home, after ending up in the bottom two alongside EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt. 

So all three soap icons are still in the competition - how long will they remain there? You'll have to tune in to find out!

I'm a Celebrity continues on ITV tonight at 9pm. Episodes are also available on ITV Hub

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