I’m A Celebrity: Ash Pollard faces her worst nightmare

Ash Pollard was treated to being buried underground with over 100 snakes.

Ash Pollard was treated to being buried underground with over 100 snakes. Photo: Network Ten

Former MKR contestant Ash Pollard was left hyperventilating and in tears as she faced her biggest fear in Thursday’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! nightmare challenge.

Ash and former model and actress Tziporah Malkah (formerly known as Kate Fischer) were the unlucky two chosen to join the show’s folklore, in the infamous return of the “Viper Room Reloaded” trial.

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Ash being consoled by I’m A Celebrity producers and doctors. Photo: Network Ten

The challenge combined darkness, snakes and being buried alive as they were enclosed in an underground pit. The goal: last 12 minutes and secure 12 stars for the team.

Ash was feeling the heat as hosts Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown explained the harsh reality of the trial. Tears began streaming down her face and her anxiety progressively worsened as the episode went on.

And because of the severity of the trial, Ash and Tziporah required a safety briefing before commencing. Ash began to hyperventilate.

The on-site medic stepped in to calm her breathing before Chris offered some words of support.

“Those snakes, they know you’re there. They’re going to be interested in you being there. But you just need to keep calm,” he said.

That was before more than 100 snakes were placed into the pit.

Ash was squealing throughout, as every new addition became bigger and bigger. Including the biggest python of them all, which decided to lie across her throat.

Ash and Tziporah, to their credit, both survived the trial and earned 12 stars, however it didn’t make the experience any less petrifying.

“That was actually torture,” Ash said. “That was probably seriously the hardest thing ever.”

Meanwhile, Tziporah, who was entranced in the pit, had her mind elsewhere.

“I didn’t want to get strangled to death by a python. Apart from that I was fine with it,” she said.

“I just can’t wait to get back to the camp and have a fight with Tom Arnold because that’s how I get my stress out. He loves it too.”

Play time is over ‘children’

Former Playschool host Jay Laga’aia lost his cool, telling his fellow celebrities to stop acting like children.

Camp leader Jay was designated to delegate duties around camp, and he was clearly sick and tired of the bickering about their jobs.

“As camp leader, it is a position that I did not want but was given to me. I did not come to this jungle to hang out with children. I already have children. You are adults,” he said.

“I don’t want to do this because I think that we can all work together and we have been all working together but understand one thing, alright, don’t talk back to me and looking at me and asking stupid f***ing questions. Use your common sense.”

For many audience members, it was hard adjusting to seeing your childhood idol swear, sharing their shock on Twitter.

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