IAC 2021: Richard Madeley and Arlene Phillips win cake in challenge

I’m A Celebrity 2021: ‘They’ve not even been in a week!’ Richard Madeley and Arlene Phillips leave viewers perplexed as they rejoice after winning a cake… despite only being in the castle for ONE day

Richard Madeley and Arlene Phillips rejoiced after winning a cake in a challenge on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Monday night. 

But viewers were left confused at their happy reaction as the celebrities have only been there for 24 hours.  

Richard, 65, and Arlene, 78, won the Don’t Blow It challenge which saw them have to answer questions about their fellow campmates.  

Yum! Richard Madeley, 65, and Arlene Phillips, 78, rejoiced after winning a cake in a challenge on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Monday night

The pair, who have been banished to The Clink with Danny Miller, David Ginola and Naughty Boy, were competing against the main camp for some cake. 

When Louise Minchin and Matty Lee arrived, Richard said: ‘You don’t want to be in The Clink guys!’ 

Louise read out the instructions: ‘Celebrities, welcome to Don’t Blow It! A chance for one pair to win a treat for their camp. In front of you is a flame and a fuse attached to a locked box containing a cake.

Tough: Richard and Arlene won the Don’t Blow It challenge which saw them have to answer questions about their fellow campmates

‘In your pairs you must answer a series of questions. You should arrange the numbered barrels to give your answer. 

‘The pair that’s closest to the correct answer will win that round and their flame will not move. The pair furthest from the correct answer will lose that round and their flame will move closer to the fuse. Once your fuse is lit, your cake will be destroyed.’ 

Questions included: ‘How many top 10 singles has Frankie had as part of the group S Club Juniors and The Saturdays?’ and ‘How many British soap awards for best actor has Danny won?’

Richard and Arlene returned to the camp with the sweet treat. 

The dancing star said: ‘Oh look, let me get close!’ 

While Richard laughed: ‘They say you can’t have your cake and eat it – well we can, and we will!’  

Over the top: However, fans speculated whether this reaction was genuine as they have only been at the castle for 24 hours

While enjoying the confectionary, Arlene said: ‘I’ve never appreciated cake as much as I do right now.’

Richard said: ‘My taste buds were joining in a harmonious chorus of joy. Better than any cake I’ve ever eaten in my life.’

To his campmates he said: ‘I think I’ll have this in one go!’

However, fans speculated whether this reaction was genuine as they have only been at the castle for 24 hours.   

One wrote: ‘The celebs were eating the cake like they’d never had one in their life’

Eeek: Elsewhere in camp the dreaded eating challenge returned – this year branded The Castle’s Dreaded Diner 

While another said: ’24 hours of being sat outside in wales and the celebs act as if they haven’t seen a cake in months.’ [sic]

One more penned: ‘It’s quite bad that they’ve not even been in a week yet and they are acting like that about cake.’ 

Elsewhere in camp the dreaded eating challenge returned – this year branded The Castle’s Dreaded Diner.

The gruelling trial saw Danny triumph over Snoochie Shy after he tucked into cow’s teat, pigs brain and fermented tofu.

In the tie break, it was the latter culinary horror that the Emmerdale star and the DJ  had to down the quickest in order to win food for their camp.

Tough: The gruelling trial saw Danny triumph over Snoochie Shy after he tucked into cow’s teat, pigs brain and fermented tofu

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