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

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2003 on NBC
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As Day 8 began, Melissa Rivers, in an odd move, handed over camp leadership to Alana Stewart. Melissa reasoned that since it was the last full day all 10 celebs would be together, it would be an easy day for Alana to be in charge. However, not everyone agreed with her choice, especially Robin Leach and Stuttering John Melendez who both had trouble taking orders from Alana and her lax attitude about doing any real work herself. Later, Alana stirred up a hornet's nest at lunch when she insisted on having more to eat than just lentil soup, but the other celebs quickly vetoed her authority.
As the celebs would soon be voted off one by one, the men thought it wise to teach the women to fend for themselves (such as collecting firewood and tending to the fire), in case the men get voted off first. However, as Robin Leach discovered while lecturing the women, they didn't seem to heed his warning, as Melissa Rivers and Nikki Schieler Ziering nodded off while Maria Conchita Alonso and Alana Stewart quickly dismissed his instruction.
However, it was Tyson's condescending lecture that sent the women, especially Alanna Stewart and Melissa Conchita Alonso, into an uproar. Maria quickly stood up to Tyson, who offered a half-hearted apology, while Alana cried tears after she assumed he was pointing the finger at her for not pulling her weight around camp.
Later, Robin Leach blundered while trying to soothe a frazzled Downtown Julie Brown's nerves before she faced her third Bushtucker trial in a row- the snake pit. Julie cried that Robin just didn't get it- the trials WERE real and did cause pain, such as when she leeches bit her. Before her trial, Julie was instructed that the snakes could bite her and was warned to proceed slowly and back off if a snake seemed ready to attack. However, Julie proved her mettle in the snake pit by earning 7 out of 10 stars.
At night, Nikki Schieler Ziering, per Tyson Beckford's instructions, tended to the fire but seemed oblivious to the sexual innuendos being made to her by the men. The celebs then lightened up and laughed while by doing impressions of their fellow celebs. Bruce Jenner imitated Alana Stewart; Robin Leach mimicked Stuttering John Melendez; Cris Judd did a dead-on impression of Tyson Beckford and Stuttering John Melendez perfectly copied Robin Leach (including accent).
The action shifted LIVE as host John Lehr entered the celeb camp and announced which celeb received the LEAST amount of votes from the previous night and would therefore be leaving immediately. In a stunning announcement, John Lehr instructed Robin Leach to say his goodbyes to his fellow celebs as America decided he wasn't the one they wanted most to stay. John Lehr then interviewed Robin, who denied beig bossy at camp and stated his reason for doing the show in the first place- to shake-up life of comfort and prove he was up to the challenge. After a clip of Robin's most memorable moments on the show and a message from his friend Charo, Robin bid adieu to the Australian rain forest and enjoyed a glass of champagne. Tune in tomorrow to see which celeb is voted off next!!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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