I’m A Celebrity 2020: What Happens When Vegetarians Face Eating Trials
For the first time this season, the camp’s two vegetarians were put to the test -- not just eating meat, but eating some very appetizing dishes.
Myf Warhurst and Cosentino both don’t eat meat, so they probably had a few other things they’d rather be doing than chugging back blended genitals, but alas. It’s all for a good cause, right?
Before Perez Hilton left the jungle for good, he was given one last task to nominate the three celebs heading into Spin It To Bin It where they’d be chowing down on some of the show’s classic delicacies.
Picking the undeniable queen of eating trials, Rhonda ‘Belchmore’ Burchmore, alongside Myf and Cos -- Perez unknowingly (or knowingly??) put the camp’s two vegos into a meaty mess.
Speaking to 10 daily the show’s EP, Stephen Tate, explained that celebrities can say no to any trial the show puts before them. “We genuinely don’t tailor trials to their fears or phobias. Who gets the trial is selected by either the viewers or their fellow castmates.”
There are some exceptions, however, when it comes to the eating trials.
“We have to be respectful of religion. There is no point serving a dish that cannot be eaten because of the celebrities’ beliefs.
Any celebrities with special dietary requests are catered for in-camp, with vegetarians getting separate proteins from the meat-eaters in camp, but when it comes to trials all bets are off.
“For our vegetarian celebrities, we talk to them in the casting process and ask if they are prepared to participate. Cosentino, for example, told us he’s had a plant-based diet for many years and wouldn’t know what he was capable of eating until faced with the trial.
“He didn’t want special treatment,” Stephen said, “Tonight you will see the outcome!”
Before he went into camp Cosentino spoke to 10 daily about his diet, admitting that it wasn’t going to be very difficult for him to feel ill when it came to eating trials. Not because of the creative dishes Dr Chris and Lady Julia are so fond of serving, but because of the everyday items that make his stomach turn.
While vegetarian -- not vegan -- Cos said he just flat-out hates eggs.
“They just have to give me nice scrambled egg -- bacon and eggs and I’ll be like, ‘No thanks, I’ll pass. Get me out of here’,” he said.
“I don’t see it as a weakness,” Cos said of his oyster-sensitive stomach, “It is what it is, you know? That’s my lifestyle.
“I’ll probably be really happy with rice and beans.”
Unfortunately, we're pretty sure the trial won't be a rice and beans eating competition, but we can't wait to see how Myf, Cos and Rhonda Belchmore tackle Spin It To Bin It.