Shaun Ryder leaves I'm A Celeb after failing a trial with Gillian McKeith

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Shaun Ryder has left South Africa credit:Bang Showbiz
Shaun Ryder has left South Africa credit:Bang Showbiz

Shaun Ryder and Gillian McKeith have left 'I'm A Celebrity...South Africa.'

The 60-year-old musician had been taking part in the all-stars version of the celebrity survival series alongside 'You Are What You Eat' presenter Gillian, 63, more than a decade after they developed something of a rivalry on the regular version of the show in 2010 but had to leave the camp less than a week into the run of the pre-recorded series.

On Friday's (28.04.23) episode, Gillian and Shaun joined forces as they went up against fellow celebrity pairs such as 2017 Queen of the Jungle Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo and cricket player Phil Tuffnell, as well as 'Coronation Street' actor Andy Whyment and 'Diversity' star Jordan Banjo as the separate teams fought to remain in the camp by undertaking a series of methodical tasks in Savage Safari whilst handcuffed a long chain as they attempted to free themselves with tools found in snake-and-rat-infested boxes.

As the only team who failed to free themselves, Gillian and Shaun had to leave camp immediately, and upon his exit Shaun reflected: "I wanted to take Phil home with me! I've really enjoyed it second time round though!"

Previously in the episode, Gillian - who during her first run on the show had been subjected to six trials by public vote before infamously fainting live on air - had been seen revealing to the camp her spice-stuffed knickers, echoing an incident from 2010 and explained that she decided

Quizzed on why she failed the trial and what exactly was in her knickers, she told hosts Ant and Dec: "There were quite a few snakes in there and one of their heads popped out and I got such a fright. I couldn't shift the other snake to get to the thingy! I smuggled in 30 teabags, 25 almonds, a whole packet of zinc!"

Just before leaving the screen for the final time, Gillian declared that she has had the "time of her life" on the special edition of 'I'm A Celebrity’.

She said: "My time on 'I'm A Celebrity' has been fantastic, it's been the best time of my life and I can't believe I'm saying that, but it's true!"

And appearing to call time on their rivalry, Happy Mondays star Shaun was seen with his arms around Gillian as claimed he had come out with the "prize" and joked that the pair of them ought to get married.

He said: "I'm a bit gutted to be going but that's how it is. I'm feeling good and I've come out with the prize, so I've won! I think we've come full circle, now we're gonna have to get married!"