The IAC Hub: Week 2
The celebrities are in the jungle and ready to rumble, here's our regular update for punters.
Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here continues this week. The reality TV show has already delivered plenty of thrills and spills, taking the celebrities way out of their comfort zone.
In addition to hosts, Julia Morris and Chris Brown, all twelve contestants remain deep in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, but everyone is eagerly awaiting the first elimination on Sunday.
Celebrities are competing for $100,000 to be donated to their chosen charity, but punters can also get in on the action. Read on for our weekly update and where to find the best odds on offer.
Written by Tim Alexander
It was an action packed second week. Celebrities got to know one another more intimately and competed in a range of challenges for rewards.
Highlights were the Fly Fishing trial, involving a 100 metre bungee jump and Every Critter Counts where Dane Swan, Tegan Martin and Natalie Bassingthwaighte counted various jungle creatures by hand, foot and mouth.
Ash Pollard and Casey Donovan spent an eventful day and night in Skull Cave surrounded by baboons to win pillows for the camp. Super scary stuff.
Next Nazeem Hussain and Tom Arnold participated in Eat It Or Wear It, and had to pick one of 13 concealed cloches to be eaten or poured over their heads containing - you guessed it - disgusting offal. Top stuff from Nazeem who took one for the team choosing to wear almost everything.
Ash Pollard and Tziporah Malkah were also thrown into the Viper Room trial and buried in a pit filled with a host of slithery, slimy snakes.
Other notable events included Lisa Curry and Dane Swan getting stuck into Tom Arnold for his self-pity and not contributing at camp, Steve Price cleaning his feet in the washing up bucket and Tziporah Malkah giving us all the details of her previous relationship with Australian billionaire, James Packer.
HIGHLIGHTS & LOWLIGHTS
Tom Arnold breaking bad, “Feed us some f*****g food, we’re humans. It’s a TV f*****g show, its not the f*****g military. We’re not going to war. F**k you and your rules.”
“Suck it up buttercup.” Lisa Curry to Tom Arnold. Need some ice for that burn Tom?
Tziporah Malkah just isn’t getting along with Natalie Bassingthwaighte (or anyone for that matter), “Sometimes with Nat, you could strike a match off her face. She’s got such a hard face sometimes the way she looks at me. She looks at me really, really harshly.”
“It’s a joke and a waste of money. I mean good luck to them, I think as an amateur pursuit it’s great but don’t try and turn it into something it’s not. It’ll never become pro.” Steve Price hating on women’s AFL.
Tom Arnold to Tziporah Malkah, “I’m not trying to be funny, but you’re a big target”. A massive target if you ask me.
WINNERS & LOSERS
Loser – Tegan Martin’s partner: Must hate watching his girlfriend and male model, Kris Smith constantly flirting with one another. The show’s constant references to ‘jungle romance’ doesn’t help.
Winner – Jay Laga’aia: The father of eight was deservingly elected camp leader by all celebrities, narrowly beating out Steve Price. Just an all-round good bloke.
Loser – Julia Morris’ career: The hosts’ career is surely dead and buried after her sub-par efforts this season which have seen her widely criticised. Erection jokes don’t cut it on national television. RIP.
It's gotten to the point I press mute every time Julia Morris opens her mouth #ImACelebrityAU— cat in the lamp (@babe24xxl) February 5, 2017
Winner – Nazeem Hussain’s mum: Reportedly talked then Premier of Victoria, Jeff Kennett into stopping her daughter from being bullied at school. Top parenting Mrs Hussain.
Loser – Tziporah Malkah’s bed frame: Finally splintered after putting up a valiant effort in the first week. Sadly the odds were always against it going the distance.
ODDS & BETTING MARKETS
It’s early days but Dane Swan remains a short-priced favourite to win Season 3 of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. Sportsbet is offering 2.40 best odds for the ex-sportsman to take out the competition in style.
On the other hand, Tziporah Malkah is most likely to be the first celebrity eliminated in an open market. The 90s cover girl has firmed to 3.50 best odds with Sportsbet to leave the camp on Monday.
The bookies also have Tom Arnold as favourite to be the first celebrity to quit the jungle of their own accord. He’s paying almost even money at 2.10 best odds with Sportsbet.