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

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 5

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Feb 23, 2003 on NBC
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The first hour of this 2-hour episode focused on meeting the celebrities, including testimonials from their famous family and friends. Viewers were also given a tour of the celebrity campsite by host John Lehr, as well as a presentation by a medical officer of the dangerous creatures the celebs could face- such as huntsman spiders, leeches and the poisonous brown tree snakes. There was also never before seen footage from the celeb's first four days at camp, such as embarrassing confessionals about their childhood, and interviews with the celebs before they arrived at camp as to what they were expecting.
The second hour began with Day 5 at the celeb camp, which began with a break from the rain after four days. Although the sun provided relief to the celebs, some were still not pleased. Tyson Beckford, for one, was quickly tiring of being the camp hygienist, as well as fire keeper. The celebs then disagreed about which celebs were going to find the day's celebrity chest. Although Robin Leach and Alana Stewart were elected, Downtown Julie Brown thought it was a mistake to send the two weakest (and oldest) celebs off together. However, Robin and Alana did manage to find the chest, which was hidden above them in a tree, after circling around it for 30 minutes!! Unfortunately, the celebs answered the question incorrectly and were given the booby prize.
The question of the day led to a bonding experience between Melissa Rivers and Nikki Schieler Ziering, who both shared personal breast implant stories. The men, meanwhile, engaged in a shaving party, where Robin Leach was given a fashionable goatee.
Alana Stewart, meanwhile, was visibly shaken and started crying when host John Lehr announced America chose her to participate in the next Bushtucker trial. However, Alana showed no fear in her trial, which involved using only her teeth to remove the dinner stars from 10 different tanks, which included worms, beetles, leeches, cockroaches, spiders, rats and eels. But the one tank that proved most troubling was the last- which contained a moutain bushtail possum. Unfortunately for Alana, the possum sat atop the star so she tried to push it off with her head while the rodent hissed at her. Although Alana was game, the handlers decided she'd upset the creature and moved the star. Proceeding very slowly, Alana put her face in the tank and slowly retrieved the star, even though the possum continued to hiss. Alana surprsingly earned all 10 stars, a feat some of her fellow celebs didn't think she would do.
Afterwards, Stuttering John Melendez did what he does best and asked the celebs some very direct questions, such as if Nikki Schieler Ziering had sex with Tyson Beckford (no, but she dreamt about it), if Cris Judd was pissed at J.-Lo (he was disappointed but not pissed) and if Bruce Jenner had a nose job (he did, 20 years ago).
Later, the celebs created a flag with each celeb contributing their own personal mark. Then, what started out as a salsa dance lesson for Downtown Julie Brown by Cris Judd turned into a dance contest between all the celebs with Cris Judd and Melissa Rivers winning hands down. At night, the celebs feasted on the meal Alana had won- an unknown fish. However, they would soon find out, they had actually eaten crocodile. After that shocking discovery, the celebs were drenched by a rain storm as the rain returned.
The action shifted LIVE as host John Lehr visited the celebs and announced which celeb would take place in the next Bushtucker trial, titled "Blood Sucking Leeches." Unfortunately for Downtown Julie Brown, America chose her and she will have to swim with leeches to earn dinner stars. John Lehr then encouraged viewers to vote for the celeb they most wanted to take place in the next Bushtucker trial- the snake pit! Tune in tomorrow!!moreless

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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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