I’m a crea­ture, get me out of here!

The Mail on Sunday - - Tina Weaver -

FISH EYES

A del­i­cacy in South East Asia, tra­di­tion­ally served to guests of honour, but these were pre­sented to Malique and Sair.

YABBY

Crus­tacean del­i­cacy boiled alive and served with truf­fles. A tastier op­tion for Noel, who held a live one in his mouth.

SHEEP’S PE­NIS

De­scribed as Crispy Shred­ded Willy Beef, can be served fried, steamed or raw. Ap­palling to any­one who has known a sheep.

STICK IN­SECT

Noel Ed­monds gri­maced as he held one in his mouth, but they’re treated as a del­i­cacy in Pa­pua New Guinea.

HUNTS­MAN SPI­DER

The huge arach­nids can grow up to 18in across – and will bite. No won­der, if squashed and trau­ma­tised like this.

PIG’S SNOUT

Malique may have turned his nose up, but they do taste just like pork. Dozens were wasted on the pro­gramme.

SHEEP BRAINS

A del­i­cacy in Iran, and fried with spices in Mar­rakech, has yet to find favour on UK menus – or with the jun­gle celebs.

WITCH­ETTY GRUBS

Nu­tri­tious lar­vae of the ghost moth. Harry Red­knapp held six in his mouth. I doubt they liked it, ei­ther, Harry.

PIG’S ANUS

Stan­dard fare in parts of Asia, sold as part of the in­tes­tine in lengths of sev­eral feet. Of­ten chopped and fried like cala­mari.

COW’S NIP­PLE

Used to be served with brown bread and but­ter. Rub­bery. Cru­elty fac­tor? High: dairy cows are killed aged four or five.

SHEEP TES­TI­CLES

Said to be an aphro­disiac, but proved a turn-off in­stead for the jun­gle campers. Mind you, Sair seemed to rel­ish hers…

PYTHON

Plucky Co­lette the python got one back for the an­i­mals when she bit Emily Atack as she fum­bled around in the viper pit.

CAMEL HOOF

As soup, camel hoof was con­sid­ered fit for an­cient Mon­go­lian roy­alty – but Sair Khan sim­ply found it ‘fatty’.

SCOR­PION

Bei­jing del­i­cacy with a st­ing in the tail – they taste metal­lic, as Malique Thomp­son-Dwyer found. De­serves pro­tec­tion from him.

GI­ANT BUR­ROW­ING COCK­ROACH

World’s heav­i­est cock­roach. Thank­fully, the one held in Harry’s mouth didn’t bur­row.

BEACH WORMS

Can grow up to three me­tres long and are used as bait. Harry only held them in his mouth, so were they re­turned to the wild?

VIPER PIT

Ac­tress Atack ‘took on’ 50 of the small pythons in a sealed cham­ber. In fact, they’re shy, reclu­sive crea­tures, un­like her.

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