I’m A Celeb Ofcom complaints soar as fans slam ‘disgusting’ eating trial

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! has been hit with a further 426 Ofcom since the latest series began just three nights ago.

The gruelling ITV reality show had previously been slapped with 134 complaints to the broadcasting regulator but the first eating trial of the 2020 series has unsurprisingly caused a stir amongst viewers and figures have almost tripled overnight.

While I'm A Celeb has had a major change of location this year, the eating trials made the trip from Oz to Wales during the latest episode.

Tuesday night’s instalment saw Beverley Callard, Vernon Kay and Jordan North take on the dreaded eating trial in order to win dinner for camp.

It kicked off just as awful as ever, with the contestants being forced to chow down on sheep’s brains, fermented, fermented tofu, heep penis, goat’s eyes and cow’s tongue.

Television presenter Vernon, 46, struggled to keep down a deer’s testicle, while BBC Radio 1 DJ Jordan, 30, almost vomited again when tasked with downing a bowl of fermented catfish broth.

Viewers at home were left fuming throughout the show as they claimed Corrie icon Beverley got away with "easier options" because she’s vegan.

While the vegan option may sound like a better choice than some of the unappetising delicacies on offer, they still proved to be a hard feat.

Vernon admitted he’d rather be eating "c**k and balls" as Beverley made her way through a plate of fermented tofu.

The famous trio managed to eat and drink all the gruesome dishes and managed to win all 10 stars for camp.

Tess Daly's husband said: ‘"I’ll be honest with you, the way that smells, bring on the c**k and balls. That smells horrific."

Sunday's launch show led to 50 viewers complaining to Ofcom after ITV aired scenes of Jordan throwing up with his sick visibly coming out of his mouth which many fans deemed too "graphic", the MailOnline reports.

Other viewers also complained for animal welfare reasons. It comes after some viewers said Shane Richie and Jordan were "crushing" the snakes in the Viper Vault trial on Monday night.

Ofcom has not specified if the animal welfare complaints pertained to the Viper Vault trial.

A total of 54 people have complained about the treatment of animals on the show, which is hosted by Ant and Dec.

The remaining 30 complaints will be revealed in Ofcom's weekly report out on Wednesday.

Viewers were left furious during the launch show when Jordan being sick was shown on TV.

The stars had to abseil down a cliff and before he even started Jordan threw up to the side as the panic took over him.

Walking away from his co-stars, Jordan walked towards the bushes, leant over and threw up as his campmates watched on in horror.

Jordan told the camera: "I feel quite anxious. I do feel a bit sick. This isn't a normal thing to do."

Moments later his nerves got the better off him and the star threw up in front of his fellow stars which he had just met.

The grim task was the first of many and lined the celebs up for their castle entrances – leaving Jordan little choice but to take on the cliff.

I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! airs nightly on ITV

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