I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2003 on NBC
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The morning of Day 3 began with, what host John Lehr, described as an "all-out war" between Downtown Julie Brown and Alana Stewart. The action began when Julie, still acting as camp leader from the previous day (before she adbicated to Nikki Schieler Ziering), called a camp meeting and scolded an anonymous celeb for peeing in the campsite during the night, near the pots and pans, rather using the toilet. However, the guilty culprit- Alana- felt Julie purposely fingered her to humiliate her. Thus, the sparks between the Julie vs. Alan feud began.
Meanwhile, the men took in some male bonding. First, they constructed a gym out of campsite logs, demonstrating their strength as they literally bench-pressed logs. Then, the men went for dip in the pond where a surprised Robin Leach got to see all of Tyson Beckford (and I do mean all).
That day's Buchtucker trial set off more controversy amongst the celebs as poor Nikki Schieler Ziering had to face the dreaded "croc pit." In a murky river, Nikki had to dig for 10 buried dinner stars. The stars were marked by buoys, however, in the river, were 5 live crocodiles of varying sizes (and a few snakes, too, as Nikki soon discovered). Nikki was instructed that two animal handlers, a medical staff and a safety guy with a tranquilizer gun were on hand to prevent her from getting hurt. She was also told she didn't have to participate in the trial. However, Nikki, terribly frightened and sobbing, jumped into the river to face the trial. However, as her time ran out, a terrified Nikki tried but did not successfully retrieve even one star. For her effort, however, producers rewarded her with one star.
However, Nikki's terrifying predicament sent off a rebellion among the celebs after she returned to camp and told of her ordeal. The celebs banded together and decided the producers had crossed the line and elected Robin Leach and Melissa Rivers to talk to them. Melissa and Robin were informed by the producers that none of the celebs would ever truly be in danger during any of the trials, which were more about conquering their fears than exposing them to danger. However, Robin suggested the trials should challenge their minds rather than screw with them.
Meanwhile, after Cris Judd and Melissa Rivers found the day's celebrity chest, the celebs answered the question of the day correctly (ignoring Alana Stewart, who guessed incorrectly but insisted she was right) and were rewarded with tea bags, cocoa and sugar.
Then, Round 2 of the Julie vs. Alana battle began as Downtown Julie Brown and Alana had a row after Julie was cleaning the toilet while Alana wanted to use it. While the other celebs hoped the two women would talks things out, Julie just wanted Alana to leave her alone, something Alana could not do. After Alana repeatedly used profanity when speaking of Julie, Julie confronted her and threatened to get physical if she ever spoke about again in that manner. The other celebs immediately jumped into maintain the peace- but the war was on!!
That night, after dinner arrived, the celebs got a visit from two aborigines, who came to share local culture with them. However, the celebs didn't know what to make of them and, at first, ignored them. Then, Bruce Jenner and Cris Judd joined in on an aboriginal dance and the aborigines departed, but not before scolding the celebs about not showing respect to people of the land. The aborigines, who had been routinely checking up on the oblivious celebs, announced they would be dropping by regularly to check up on them.
Finally, as night fell, the Julie-Alana war heated up as the celebs sided with Downtown Julie Brown against Alana Stewart, as spoiled Alana was "not pulling her weight" around camp, according to Robin Leach. The celebs decided either Alana would have to go or isolate herself from the rest of the camp.
The action then shifted LIVE as host John Lehr visited the celebs and announced which one of them was voted by America to take place in the next Bushtucker trial titled "Down Under." Unfortunately for Nikki Schieler Ziering, American chose her for the 2nd night in a row. Host John Lehr then encouraged viewers to vote for the celeb they wanted to partake in a Bushtucker trial, which is similar to bobbing for apples- but with maggots, rats and other creepy creatures instead. Tune in tomorrow!!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

John Lehr

John Lehr

Host

Robin Leach

Robin Leach

Himself [1st Voted Off]

Maria Conchita Alonso

Maria Conchita Alonso

Herself [3rd Voted Off]

Downtown Julie Brown

Downtown Julie Brown

Herself [6th Voted Off]

Nikki Schieler Ziering

Nikki Schieler Ziering

Herself [4th Voted Off]

Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers

Herself [Runner-Up]

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