'I'm A Celebrity' viewers shocked as Ruthie Henshall tries to cheat during live trial

Ruthie Henshall (ITV)
Ruthie Henshall (ITV)

I’m A Celebrity viewers were distinctly unimpressed as Ruthie Henshall attempted to cheat during the show’s live trial.

Friday night’s Royal Tournament challenge saw every one of the contestants taking part in a battle of the sexes, with a luxury banquet up for grabs.

The two sides had to go head-to-head in a series of challenges such as bobbing for coins in offal and enduring the dreaded coffins full of bugs.

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West End star Henshall and Paralympian Hollie Arnold were up against Shane Richie and Jordan North.

Using only their mouths they had to dunk their heads into a brightly coloured offal slop and grab as many coins as they could.

The men managed to get three, and when Henshall was asked to count out her coins she also claimed three. However, when hosts Ant and Dec checked her answer, it turned out the ladies only had two.

“The cheating was shocking!” said one person on Twitter, while another added that it was “embarrassing and took the fun out of the game”.

“Shame on her!!!” they said.

Another fan suggested Henshall should have been disqualified from the first round.

“Oh Ruthie Ruthie Ruthie!!! Why do you feel the need to cheat ??!!!?” questioned another viewer. “First with your hands, then with the counting!!! You're on the naughty list!!!”

However, the men still went on to win the challenge.

They were told they would receive a lavish meal while the ladies would be stuck with the usual beans and rice.

The 2020 series of the ITV show has moved from Australia to Gwrych Castle in Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic.

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow night on ITV.

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