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Keira Maguire has a meltdown on her first day in the I'm A Celeb jungle

After burning her face with hot chillies during a tucker trial, Keira absolutely lost it.

By Melanie Burton
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Last night had to be the most dramatic episode of I’m A Celeb ever, with drama queen and former Bachelor contestant Keira Maguire having an absolute meltdown during her first day at camp.

She was chosen to take part in the Grim Gallery tucker trial with Dane Swan, and we never could have expected how she would react in it.

They had a number of boxes that they had to stick their heads in, and could only use their mouths to retrieve the stars needed to get meals for the camp that night.

While Keira screamed during her first few boxes, which consisted of rats and mice, there was one that sent her absolutely mental – a box full of hot chillies.

Afterwards she cried: “That was so bad. Like worse than any treatment I've had on my face and that's painful. Burning my face so bad and no-one even cared. No-one even cared.”

“This is not okay! This is not okay! Is this really what it's going to be like the whole time? Just like, ‘Let's let her f--king die!"'

And she didn’t stop there… As the production crew handed her a glass of water, she continued: “You don't know what I'm feeling. I think it's in my eye now.”

Dane went ahead and completed the next challenge which was to get the star out of a tank of scorpions, and she continued to scream: “I can't believe they did that to me. They don't know how much it's burning!”

As a medic attended to her, she announced: “I'm going to be scarred for life. I'm not going to forget about anything.”

Dane tried to console Keira during her meltdown.
Dane tried to console Keira during her meltdown.

Poor Dane had no idea what to do! Once they were back at camp, he told everyone how Keira had gone “berserk at the end” and Tegan Martin asked if they had a diva on their hands. Sorry to break it to you guys, but you do.

After she eventually calmed down, Keira and Kris Smith revealed they already knew each other and have lived in the same neighbourhood, before Dane started teasing Kris about it, saying the pair were “cute” and hinting there could be some flirting between them.

But Kris quickly shut him down and said he'd “ruin his life” if Dane kept teasing him about Keira.

Keira also butted heads with Ash Pollard, when she told the camp she didn’t want anyone sitting on her bed. Of course when Keira was out of sight, Ash went and jumped on her bed. They clashed again when Keira wanted to become sous chef to Ash, and asked if they could have potato salad.

“Babe, there's no mayonnaise or anything, or egg, or onion,” Ash snapped back.

Ash was less than impressed with Keira's arrival...
Ash was less than impressed with Keira's arrival...

Another Tucker Trial was announced for the next episode, and Keira was voted again to take part – and she made it clear that she wasn’t happy about it.

It will be interesting to see how she copes with the next challenge and the jungle in general, after her more than dramatic debut.

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