It was everything we could have hoped for – and more.
Earlier this week bachy standout Keira Maguire was dropped into the African jungle, as an intruder on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’.
Never to disappoint, from day one Keira was getting all her jungle-mates offside. Firstly, she demanded that no one sit on her “bed” – which is literally a few sticks holding up a piece of calico.
Then in her first Tucker Trail challenge she had the biggest meltdown in ‘I’m a Celeb’ history. Snapping at hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris (who was having none of it). As she launched at those trying to comfort her:
“Just like, no one needs to talk right now. I have a very strong pain threshold. That was so bad, worse than any treatment I’ve ever had on my face and that is fucking painful. Like burning my face so bad and no one even cared. No one even cared!” she screamed at well…pretty much everyone.
This was all over a few chillies. The meltdown went down as footballer Dane Swan stood and watched, as thousands of biting ants munched away at his face. The next Tucker Trial wasn’t much better. Paired with Jay Laga’aia, once again Keira was acting like a 5-year-old in a temper tantrum, screaming back at the hosts when they tried to aid her: “NO!”.
Keira’s quite the complicated woman. She acts like a diva, but this is communicated through baby talk. Safe to say, Twitter had a lot to say about the jungle-newbie.
The good thing about Jay being a kid's entertainer is that he was able to handle Keira's mental age of 5 in that challenge. #imacelebrityau
— Mike (@PokeEpic) February 16, 2017
Keira:"My head hurts!"
"Hopefully it's a tumour"
When Jay from Playschool is that grumpy at you, you know you've been a brat #ImACelebrityAU
— Sarah Black (@_sjblack) February 16, 2017
— tara 卌 (@taraplier) February 15, 2017
Twitter users particularly noted that Morris was not Keira’s biggest fan. Serving a dead-pan, no-fucks-given expression every time the bachy villain had another needless whinge.
I'm loving Julia "no patience for Keira" Morris tonight! #ImACelebrityAU
— Brando (@brando_smith) February 15, 2017
— amanda playford (@PlayfordAmanda) February 16, 2017
Keira: u don't know how it feels!!!!
Julia: well it's been tested by no. of ppl so we do know.
Translation: zero f*cks given#ImACelebrityAU
— Nez (@fraggle73) February 15, 2017
— Jim (@JimHarrington_) February 15, 2017
It’s not all negative though. Not everyone is against the blonde reality star and a few fans reckon Keira’s been getting a bad wrap.
— 🥝155LM🌹28Adele🥝 (@WSpark98NZ) February 16, 2017
I actually feel sorry for Keira! She is trying so hard & everyone is so mean to her! #ImaCelebrityau 😳
— Isabel Macmaster (@IsabelMacmaster) February 16, 2017
I am NOT a fan of Keira AT ALL, but geez they are a bit hard on her. #ImACelebrityAU
— Jessica Hassett (@jesslee85) February 16, 2017