Trips to the spa are pretty much the norm for many a celebrity but one Preston favourite had a different kind of spa trip in the South African jungle.
Former cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, is currently spending time on Australia’s version of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, and, after the Australian public cast their vote, the Lancashire and former England player was chosen to take part in the show’s latest Bushtucker trial.
The dad-of-three, who can also be seen on his new Sky 1 series, Lord of the Fries at the moment, said he was not afraid to eat any of the jungle cuisine but admitted the wildlife might give him the jitters.
“We don’t get bugs and snakes in the north of England, so I think they’ll cause me more problems then the eating challenges,”he said.
“I’ll eat anything – I’ve travelled a bit in the past and I’ve eaten all kinds of different things.”
The ‘Safari Spa’ that saw Freddie come away with a total of nine out of ten stars in the task, bringing home plenty of food for the camp, included treatments of a catfish pedicure, a rat-infested sauna, getting a facial by dunking his face into a bucket of maggots, elephant dung and water and being spray tanned with a slimy yellow substance before being covered in manure.
I’ll eat anything – I’ve travelled a bit in the past and I’ve eaten all kinds of different things.
And in a brave move, Freddie leapt at co-host, Dr Chris Brown, while covered in slime and elephant dung to give him a sloppy hug.
Freddie is also on a sticky wicket with campmate AFL star Barry Hall who the cricketer has been enjoying somewhat of a ‘bromance’ of late.
As Barry left camp to head off on a Celebrity Chest quest, he told his fellow celebrities to tell Freddie to keep off his bed as it was ‘broken.’
But on his return, Freddie had gone against his wishes and was on Barry’s bed once again.
“The next time I warn him, he’ll know I’m not mucking around,” Barry said to the cameras.