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30/11/2013 05:44 GMT | Updated 30/01/2014 05:59 GMT

I'M A CELEBRITY: Rebecca Adlington Confounds Critics With First Bushtucker Trial

Rebecca Adlington has finally proved herself in the jungle, earning an almighty ten stars for her team in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

The Olympic swimming champion had been exempt from most of the Bushtucker trials this week, leading to grumbles from her campmates, and speculation by viewers over her undiagnosed medical condition.

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Rebecca goes for it, finally

But she finally jumped into action on Friday, climbing into a tank full of baby crocodiles and spiders.

Once she emerged with a maximum ten stars, she was delighted, telling hosts Ant and Dec, "I'm absolutely buzzing. My first trial, ten stars, I couldn't be more happy."

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Triumph for the swimming champion

Her jungle pals were equally delighted with her booty, which meant grub for everyone. She told them, "There were crocs, eels, lizards, spiders, crabs, like everything was in there. They just kept throwing them in. But it was so much fun. It was mint."

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