December 4, 2020

Im A Celebrity: Russell Watson accused of CHEATING in first trial – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/celebrity/article-8963865/Im-Celebrity-2020-Fans-accuse-Russell-Watson-CHEATING-trial.html

He made an entrance into Gwrych Castle alongside Ruthie Henshall on Wednesday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.

And Russell Watson has already caught the attention of fans after some eagle-eyed viewers accused him of cheating in his first trial by using his hands.

The singer, 53, had to duck his head into barrels filled with slime, maggots, rotten vegetables and fish guts for the challenge to fish out punchlines to jokes.

Oh dear: Russell Watson has been accused of using his hands to help find answers during his first Trial on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! by eagle-eyed fans

Oh dear: Russell Watson has been accused of using his hands to help find answers during his first Trial on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! by eagle-eyed fans

Oh dear: Russell Watson has been accused of using his hands to help find answers during his first Trial on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! by eagle-eyed fans

In the trial – which was split into three parts – Russell and Ruthie had to face the barrels, hold fish EYES in their mouths and dance in critter-filled trousers.

However some I’m A Celeb fans we’re so impressed with Russell’s efforts in the first part of the challenge, taking to Twitter to share their opinions.

One person tweeted: ‘Clear cheating by Russell Watson in the first trial, he had his hands in every barrel but you all looked the other way.’

While another person said: ‘Russell Watson cheating on #imacelebrity he’s using his hands!’

Tough start: The singer, 53, took part in a three-part Trial alongside Ruthie Henshall which saw them face the barrels, hold fish EYES in their mouths and dance in critter-filled trousers

Tough start: The singer, 53, took part in a three-part Trial alongside Ruthie Henshall which saw them face the barrels, hold fish EYES in their mouths and dance in critter-filled trousers

Tough start: The singer, 53, took part in a three-part Trial alongside Ruthie Henshall which saw them face the barrels, hold fish EYES in their mouths and dance in critter-filled trousers

And someone else penned: ‘Russell Watson using his hands to find answers! Cheating already!!!’ 

Despite the claims after the show aired, Ruthie and Russell did very well and managed to nab 11 out of 12 stars for their campmates dinners.

The duo took part in the three-part challenge, with the other celebs originally being told they would all be taking part, but later discovered they were merely spectators. 

Russell and Ruthie arrived on a horse and cart and were given jester’s costumers to entertain the celebrities who had arrived to watch the trial. 

'VAR required': Dozens of fans took to Twitter to claim that Russell had cheated and used his fans during the trial

'VAR required': Dozens of fans took to Twitter to claim that Russell had cheated and used his fans during the trial

‘VAR required’: Dozens of fans took to Twitter to claim that Russell had cheated and used his fans during the trial

The first part of the Trial was called Laughing Stocks and was worth 5 stars. 

Ruthie was in a stock and had to read the first part of a joke and Russell had to find the punchline hidden in a barrel using only his mouth – the barrel sadly also contained incorrect punchlines.

The klaxon sounded and Ruthie was immediately covered in rotten tomatoes as she read the first part of the joke – Russell ducked his head into a barrel of slime and found the punchline straight away. Everyone cheered as they got the first star. 

Over the next few rounds Ruthie was covered in over 225kg of rotten tomatoes and Russell had to find the joke punchlines in barrels of slime, maggots, rotten vegetables and fish guts.

What a welcome: He had to duck his head into barrels filled with slime, maggots, rotten vegetables and fish guts for the challenge to fish out punchlines to jokes

What a welcome: He had to duck his head into barrels filled with slime, maggots, rotten vegetables and fish guts for the challenge to fish out punchlines to jokes

What a welcome: He had to duck his head into barrels filled with slime, maggots, rotten vegetables and fish guts for the challenge to fish out punchlines to jokes

Eagle-eyed: Some viewers claimed Russell used his hands to help find the punchlines, with one person tweeting, 'Clear cheating by Russell Watson in the first trial, he had his hands in every barrel but you all looked the other way'

Eagle-eyed: Some viewers claimed Russell used his hands to help find the punchlines, with one person tweeting, 'Clear cheating by Russell Watson in the first trial, he had his hands in every barrel but you all looked the other way'

Eagle-eyed: Some viewers claimed Russell used his hands to help find the punchlines, with one person tweeting, ‘Clear cheating by Russell Watson in the first trial, he had his hands in every barrel but you all looked the other way’

Gross: Russell even claimed he had chipped a tooth while diving into a barrel to receive the punchlines, while also getting a maggot stuck in his teeth at one point

Gross: Russell even claimed he had chipped a tooth while diving into a barrel to receive the punchlines, while also getting a maggot stuck in his teeth at one point

Gross: Russell even claimed he had chipped a tooth while diving into a barrel to receive the punchlines, while also getting a maggot stuck in his teeth at one point

Good show! Despite the claims after the show aired, Ruthie and Russell did very well and managed to nab 11 out of 12 stars for their campmates dinners

Good show! Despite the claims after the show aired, Ruthie and Russell did very well and managed to nab 11 out of 12 stars for their campmates dinners

Good show! Despite the claims after the show aired, Ruthie and Russell did very well and managed to nab 11 out of 12 stars for their campmates dinners

Russell claimed he had chipped a tooth while diving into a barrel to receive the punchlines, while also getting a maggot stuck in his teeth at one point.

They got 4 out of 5 stars as they ran out of time on the 4th joke.

The Interval was called Eye Scream and worth 2 stars. Russell and Ruthie had to use their mouths to transfer 3 fish eyes from a large bowl into an ice cream tub and then crush a fish eye over the tub for the juice topping.

They did it successfully and everyone cheered. The final act was called Critters in Ya Knickers and worth 5 stars.

Ruthie and Russell had to wear clear large trousers over their outfit which would be filled with crickets and cockroaches. Wearing head-phones they had to dance to iconic songs and their fellow campmates had to guess what the song was.

No thanks: Russell and Ruthie had to use their mouths to transfer 3 fish eyes from a large bowl into an ice cream tub and then crush a fish eye over the tub for the juice topping

No thanks: Russell and Ruthie had to use their mouths to transfer 3 fish eyes from a large bowl into an ice cream tub and then crush a fish eye over the tub for the juice topping

No thanks: Russell and Ruthie had to use their mouths to transfer 3 fish eyes from a large bowl into an ice cream tub and then crush a fish eye over the tub for the juice topping

Ants in your pants! The final act was called Critters in Ya Knickers and worth 5 stars

Ants in your pants! The final act was called Critters in Ya Knickers and worth 5 stars

Ants in your pants! The final act was called Critters in Ya Knickers and worth 5 stars

The songs were, Macarena, Single Ladies, Gangham Style, The Birdie Song and Proud Mary. All the celebrities guessed correctly winning 5 stars and having a dance along the way.

Ruthie was delighted at her and Russell’s inaugural performance at their Trial. 

Following their triumph, she said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled we got 11 stars. That was a super duper throoper of a . . .’

Russell added: ‘I was just expecting one nasty thing but they kept coming and coming.’

Ruthie added: ‘I’m so excited to get into the castle and really look forward to saying hello to everyone and getting to know them.’  

Success! Ruthie was delighted at her and Russell's inaugural performance at their Trial

Success! Ruthie was delighted at her and Russell's inaugural performance at their Trial

Success! Ruthie was delighted at her and Russell’s inaugural performance at their Trial