So, last night you, the public, opted to send MP Nadine Dorries (for Snake Rock) and actress Helen Flanagan (for Croc Creek) to face the first publicly voted Bushtucker Trial.
Upon being voted for the Trial, Nadine launched into some motivational self-talk: "I've got to deliver. You can’t say you’ll do something, you can’t put yourself up for something without doing your bit to deliver it, and I’ve got to deliver food to those guys tonight."
Revving herself up further, she added: “Got to win; nothing’s going to stop me doing it," before pausing and asking her fellow campmates "Rats… Do you think they’ll put rats in?"
Having a private chuckle in the Bush Telegraph, Eric told the nation: "She’s spent all her life trying to get votes and now she’s got votes that she didn’t want…"
Hugo - who only 24 hours ago seemed to be odds-on for the role of Nadine’s arch enemy - spurred the MP on. "Nadine, you’re going to win this. Just think how many witty comments [you can say] when you do go back into Parliament. You can say 'I’ve been in a coffin full of bugs and nothing compares to the crap that comes out of your mouth!'"
"That’s a good line," Nadine agreed. Colin chipped in with his own parliamentary wit: "Or compared to the House of Commons, this is a breeze?!"
Similar pep talks were taking place in Croc Creek as the campmates tried to encourage a nervous Helen. "In preparation for the Trial, Helen is putting her clothes on for a change because she’s usually taking them off so people might not recognise her," joked Charlie.
Brian had a different take on the matter: "She’s lovely. She’s vulnerable and she’s our little girl that we’re going to keep an eye on and look after.” Aaah!
Meanwhile Helen was busy plotting a booby-trap for the impending bugs: “I think I should put a really massive bra on so they’re never going to go anywhere near me.”
She then talked herself into the task, stating: “I think it’s a really good chance for me to redeem myself because obviously I looked like such a pathetic wimp doing the whole height thing, because I’ve got a real phobia of heights… I’m raring to go. I really want to prove myself and be strong on this Trial and bring back the food.”
She summed up: “I’d be so proud of myself if I can win this Trial because I don’t think I’ve won anything before and it would be a nice feeling. And I'm going to be a champion jungle warrior princess."
May the best woman win, we say!