I’m A Celebrity: Animal Charities Criticise Show For Live Spider Task

So two major things happened in last night’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here; Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison was crowned Queen of the jungle, and TOWIE’s Ferne McCann ate a live, LIVE, spider.

It was horrific but she completed the task like the champ that she is.

However, many people were left horrified by the Bushtucker challenge - and not just because it was gross.

Animal rights charity, PETA, have released a statement criticising the ITV show for subjecting the spider to being eaten alive just to boost TV ratings, explaining: “Time and time again, this programme has shown a complete disregard for sentient life and a lack of creativity, evidenced by the fact that it has repeated the same tacky and inhumane stunts for more than a decade.

“All animals - not just the ones who are considered cute and cuddly - want to live free from harm. It’s time for the producers of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! to be called not just before the court of public opinion but also before a court of law.”

Viewers seemed to agree with the campaigners, taking to their Twitter accounts to slam I’m A Celeb for their continuous mistreatment of wildlife found in the Australian outback: