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Comic Reeves joins jungle stars
Vic Reeves with wife Nancy Sorrell
Reeves married model Nancy Sorrel 18 months ago
Suprise contestant comedian Vic Reeves has joined his wife Nancy Sorrell on reality TV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

The Shooting Stars comic joined 10 celebrity contestants at the camp in Murwillumbah, near Brisbane, Australia.

ITV confirmed Reeves was "in the jungle", but it is not known if he will face "bush tucker trials" or the vote.

Model Sophie Anderton and former royal butler Paul Burrell are favourites to be evicted from the jungle first.

Snake bite

On Tuesday, fellow contestant Janet Street-Porter was bitten three times by snakes as part of a "bush tucker trial" .

The journalist endured the non-poisonous bites as she crawled through a tank full of snakes to gain meals for her nine fellow contestants.

"I know people say snakes are not venomous but when they bite you, it's not very nice," she said.

Her hit-rate in the tank makes her the most successful contestant so far.

The 57-year-old former TV executive and newspaper editor had been given ten minutes to remove ten stars hidden in the tank.

"They are so quick, it's incredible," she said of the snakes.

Earlier, singer Natalie Appleton had to be given oxygen after nearly fainting following her jungle tightrope task.

The pop singer, 31, was voted by the public to undergo the challenge.

'Help me'

The singer has been distressed since arriving on the show, breaking down on several occasions.

Before she successfully finished her task, she cried out: "Mummy, I can't do this...I'm not happy. Help me!"

The camp medic had to give her oxygen after she felt faint.

The other contestants are Sheila Ferguson of The Three Degrees, model Nancy Sorrell, comedian Joe Pasquale, former royal butler Paul Burrell, model Sophie Anderton, nightclub owner Fran Cosgrave, Huggy Bear actor Antonio Fargas and former East 17 singer Brian Harvey.

Cosgrave was chosen to face the first "bush tucker trial", being covered in and bitten by insects, winning four meals to share between the 10.

Who do you want to win I'm a Celebrity?
Antonio Fargas
Brian Harvey
Fran Cosgrove
Janet Street-Porter
Natalie Appleton
Nancy Sorrell
Paul Burrell
Sheila Ferguson
Sophie Anderton
Joe Pasquale
43572 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

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