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Last Updated: Monday February 08 2010 13:01 GMT

ITV fined for jungle rat killing

Gino D'Acampo and Stuart Manning
Gino D'Acampo and Stuart Manning

ITV has been fined 3,000 Australian dollars (£1,672) because contestants on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! killed and ate a rat.

Chef Gino D'Acampo - who ended up winning the show - killed the rat and ate it with actor Stuart Manning.

The Australian RSPCA animal charity fined the TV channel for animal cruelty, saying "the animal was killed for a TV show, that's not appropriate".

ITV apologised and said it didn't know it was against the law.