High above the dense jungle in Western Australia, Liverpudlian comedienne Crissy Rock was preparing for the experience of a lifetime, a sky dive from a helicopter to join the rest of her teammates for this year’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! But the restaurateur-turned-comic made sure her denture teeth were safely stored on the ground before take-off, even kissing them goodbye.
Every year, at the start of the show, contestants are expected to make the terrifying leap into their new jungle home, but Crissy, like several celebrity participants in past shows, was too scared to do it – despite making it into her harness and thousands of feet into the air in a helicopter. Through a tooth-less grimace, she admitted her nerves had got the better of her and she couldn’t do it.
Back on the ground, the 53-year-old was ecstatic to be reunited with her false teeth, which were flown in by a second helicopter. Although she told the cameras she was disappointed that she couldn’t go through with the jump, Crissy announced that she was ‘a chicken, but a proud chicken’, and laughed that she had ‘My own personal chopper for my choppers’ as the helicopter landed with her dentures.
Crissy’s jungle-mates include; Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton, Olympic athlete Fatima Whitbread, and Mcfly bassist Dougie Poynter.