and were the latest celebrities to be voted off I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in the series’ first double elimination on Monday.
The star, 63, and the journalist, 52, fought back tears as they held hands on their departure from the ITV programme, with the duo describing their stint as ‘absolutely amazing’.
The remaining eight celebrities will continue to be evicted from the programme’s new location of Gwrych Castle in North Wales each night until the finale on Friday, after parasport athlete Hollie Arnold and actress were booted from the show last week.
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They’re out! Beverley Callard and Victoria Derbyshire were the latest celebrities to be voted off I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in the series’ first double elimination on Monday
During a joint interview with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, BBC star Victoria said: ‘It’s been absolutely amazing. Marrying Mark and having my two boys – this is up there. I squeezed the life out of it. I would ask questions if I wasn’t a journalist! Legends like this… everyone has got a story to tell.
‘Within days there was something about having no distractions, it’s like OMG you’re telling your life story to strangers, but it was lovely.
‘You think you’d get on with most people as we’re normal and relative nice. I thought there would always be one [who you wouldn’t get on with], but there wasn’t!’
Actress Beverley added: ‘We’re sad to go but we’re happy to go. I don’t know what got me through it, I still feel like I don’t have any survival skills. You just do it and your mind goes into a different place. It’s completely up there with everything, it was truly unforgettable.’
Pals: The Coronation Street star, 63, and the journalist, 52, shared a hug as they exited North Wales’ Gwrych Castle after forming a close friendship
Close call: The original campmates fought back tears on their departure as Russell Watson narrowly avoided elimination as he joined them in the bottom three
The soap star left fans baffled throughout the series as she tucked into non-vegan meals during her journey, despite claiming to follow a plant-based lifestyle.
The ITV icon defended her diet after her on-screen son Simon Gregson quipped he would brand himself a ‘mango’ if she hadn’t just changed her diet to suit the show.
She explained: ‘I started it in March as I had an operation. I saw this documentary that claimed that your joints heal faster if you go plant-based.’
When asked who they hope will win this year’s edition, the pair agreed that they’d like to see Shane Richie and Jordan North in the final two.
You’ve got in a friend in me: The actress and the broadcaster held hands on their departure from the ITV programme
Much-loved journey: They took part in a joint interview with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, where they said they were ‘sad’ to leave
‘Marrying Mark [Sandell, her husband] and having my two boys – this is up there’: The newsreader heaped praise on camp life
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‘I started it in March after my surgery’: The soap star left fans baffled throughout the series as she tucked into non-vegan meals during her journey, despite claiming to follow a plant-based lifestyle, but ensured she explained her diet
First causalities: Parasport athlete Hollie Arnold (L) and actress Ruthie Henshall (R) were voted off the show last week
Elsewhere in the episode, Russell Watson – who narrowly avoided elimination as he was in the bottom three – managed to collect five out of 10 stars as he was spun through a batter in the horrifying Rank Rotisserie task.
The tenor, 54, was quizzed on his general knowledge as he earned five meals for the team, before he joked: ‘I got asked to do Celebrity Mastermind, let’s just say I won’t be doing it.’
Musician Russell volunteered to take part in the challenge, stating: ‘I’ve been desperate to get out and prove myself and just give something back to the camp.’
His time has come: Elsewhere in the episode, artist Russell managed to collect five out of 10 stars as he was spun through a batter in the horrifying Rank Rotisserie task, after pleading with his campmates to let him take on a Bushtucker Trial
‘I got asked to do Celebrity Mastermind, let’s just say I won’t be doing it!’ The tenor, 54, was quizzed on his general knowledge as he earned five meals for the team
‘I’ve been desperate to get out and prove myself’: Musician Russell volunteered to take part in the challenge
‘How did I get here? It’s be careful what you wish for’: Moments later, the Barcelona singer appeared to quickly regret his decision
Moments later, the artist appeared to quickly regret his decision as he exclaimed: ‘How did I get here? It’s be careful what you wish for.’
Russell was strapped onto a metal base and suspended over a vat of freezing cold congealed gunk while he was required to answer questions during 10 rounds, with a total of 10 meals up for grabs.
As he spun around the tool, the That’s Life hitmaker grabbed a category and could only pass once on a topic. Shocked to discover the batter was extremely cold, the singer was questioned about Harry Potter, science, history, jungle royalty and castles.
The Irlam native was able to name the current world record for the men’s marathon, an answer he credited to Mo Farah, admitting: ‘That’s what sitting next to him for two weeks does for you. I’d have never have known that.’
Yuck! The media personality was strapped onto a metal base and suspended over a vat of freezing cold congealed gunk
Challenge: Russell was required to answer questions during 10 rounds, with a total of 10 meals up for grabs
‘It sounds like one of the worst that’s happened so far’: His campmate, Beverley, was left disappointed by the result
When faced with a television-themed question, the contestant joked his favourite show had been I’m A Celebrity ‘until now’.
After scoring five stars and five meals for the camp, Russell told hosts Ant and Dec: ‘My Dad’s always said it’s a good job you can sing as you can do sod all else. I think they’ll be happy with that. I’m happy with it, just happy to get out of there to be honest with you.’
Admitting the trial wasn’t what he expected, he added: ‘It was a thousand times worse than I was expecting. I was expecting it to be bad, but it was like they’d had ice cubes in it all night. It was absolutely freezing.’
His campmate Beverley was left disappointed by the result as she said: ‘It sounds like one of the worst that’s happened so far.’
Long-distance runner Mo added: ‘The portion sizes tonight are going to be small. Normally we’ve been hitting high, the 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, but tonight the trial was tough. As he said. I would have struggled.’
‘It was a thousand times worse than I was expecting’: The singer admitted the trial wasn’t what he expected
Earlier on, Giovanna Fletcher gushed about being able to interview Kate Middleton for her Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast in February.
Detailing the change to chat with the Duchess of Cambridge with Shane Richie, she joked she ‘might have fallen in love’ with the royal.
The author, 35, described Kate as being ‘divine and so elegant’ as she reflected on their talk, after actor Shane, 56, had asked who she’d interviewed for the podcast.
‘I might have fallen in love’: Earlier on, Giovanna Fletcher gushed about being able to interview Kate Middleton for her Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast in February
Giovanna revealed they were originally meant to chat for just 45 minutes which was extended to 90 minutes because they had so much to talk about.
The podcast star told the EastEnders star: ‘I would call her Kate Middleton before (the interview) but they all call her Katherine or The Duchess. So now, I’m kinda like “the Duchess, or Katherine”.’
Giovanna then added she ‘might have fallen in love’ with Kate after their interview, as Shane teased her by saying she had a ‘girl crush.’
Looking back: Detailing the change to chat with the Duchess of Cambridge with Shane Richie, the author, 35, joked she ‘might have fallen in love’ with the royal (pictured together)
The mother-of-three later took part in the Castle Coin challenge with Mo, 37, who struggled to find Wales on a map.
At first the duo were shocked to learn they would be separated and and had to follow signs with their names on in different directions.
The sportsman ended up in front of a map with shields positioned on different countries and had to use the walkie talkie to describe them to Giovanna.
The wife of McFly star Tom Fletcher then searched for the shields to match the country she was given. To make it harder, the map was only seen for 30 seconds before Mo had to run back and pull a cord again.
Not his strong suit: The mother-of-three later took part in the Castle Coin challenge with Mo Farah, 37, who struggled to find Wales on a map
Tricky task: The athlete ended up in front of a map with shields positioned on different countries and had to use the walkie talkie to describe them to Giovanna
Hoping for a treat: After winning their coins, the duo got to choose either chocolate eclairs and cheese and crackers as a reward for the camp
Not today: However the camp answered the all-important question wrong and had to do without any eclairs
Mo, hilariously considering he’s currently filming I’m A Celebrity in the country, admitted: ‘I was struggling to find Wales on the map.’
Moments later, Vernon Kay, 46, revealed the camp had found itself with a ‘phantom dribbler’ as he ended up joking that the culprit was Shane.
The presenter said: ‘We have a phantom dribbler in camp and someone has been sprinkling when they tinkle and it’s caused quite a stir… it is a bit awkward, how do you teach people over 25 years old how to pee.’
The mystery came up after thespian Shane said he went to the privy in the middle of the night and someone had dribbled before him.
What a mess! Moments later, Vernon Kay, 46, revealed that the camp had found itself with a ‘phantom dribbler’ as he ended up joking that the culprit was Shane
BBC Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, 30, who was accused of urinating on the floor during Friday’s show, said he certainly wasn’t the phantom dribbler, joking it was Shane.
Talking in the Telegraph, Shane said: ‘I’ve had a dodgy stomach and the last thing anyone will do is stand PTS Terbaik ASEAN when they go to the toilet.’
Vernon also recalled the moment his wife Tess Daly gave him a dig in his arm as he cracked jokes with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The broadcaster entertained his fellow campmates when he revealed he was invited to Chequers during the politician’s leadership.
Could it be? Talking in the Telegraph, thespian Shane defended himself as he said: ‘I’ve had a dodgy stomach and the last thing anyone will do is stand when they go to the toilet’
Toilet talk: The state of the toilet facilities has often being a hot topic of conversation around the campfire
The host admitted that while Tess, 51, was left irritated by his humour, he and Tony, 67, surprisingly bonded over Lightsabers.
Vernon was inspired to reflect on the formal dinner after the camp commented on the full moon which illuminated North Wales’ Gwrych Castle.
During the gathering with the Strictly star, Tony, his wife Cherie and Lord and Lady Sainsbury, the media personality touched on when the former Labour leader complimented the dark sky.
The TV star shared: ‘I didn’t even look, I just went, ”yeah Tony, I know, I know, I…”, before making a cheeky wolf noise.
Unlikely guests: Later on, the broadcaster recalled the moment his wife Tess Daly gave him a dig in his arm as he cracked jokes with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair
When asked if the businessman was amused by his antics, the former All Star Family Fortunes presenter admitted that he was a fan, but his long-time partner Tess was left unimpressed.
The Splash star also explained how barrister Cherie, 66, showed the guests around their former country house, which was filled with historic paintings and gifts from other countries.
Vernon added that they saw some swords used by Oliver Cromwell as Tony claimed he knew how to use the weapons following a Lightsaber tutorial with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson.
Talking in the Telegraph, the former model said: ‘You just think big decisions have been made in these rooms then Tess Daly from Strictly Come Dancing and Vernon Kay from Family Fortunes walk in.’
Jokes on him: When asked if the politician was amused by his antics, Vernon admitted that he was a fan, but his long-time partner Tess was left unimpressed