Nella Rose and Fred Sirieix teamed up to complete a challenge on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – days after she vowed not to speak to him. YouTuber Rose, real name Ornella Rose Hollela, volunteered to take part in a challenge titled Slam Dunk’d before First Dates star Sirieix offered to join her in Thursday’s episode of the ITV reality show (November 23).
It came days after Nella, who has lost both her parents, said she would not speak to Fred or eat the food he prepares in the jungle after he remarked he was old enough to be her father. In the Bush Telegraph, fellow campmate Danielle Harold said: “They’ve been quiet, not talking for a couple of days. I think this will bond them even closer, for sure, I hope.”
The pair, representing the Home camp, competed in the head-to-head challenge against Nick Pickard and Marvin Humes – the Away camp – hours after the 10 campmates were split into two teams. They took it in turns to dunk their opponents in an ice tank and score points, with Nella and Fred later discovering they had won the challenge by four points.
The pair exchanged high fives during the competition and shared a hug at the end of the challenge. Nella, who compared Fred to basketball players Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, said: “I think we were an absolutely great team, I think we smashed it.”
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, viewers were happy to see Nella and Fred on good terms with each other. @MOVIESTVMAD said: "great to see fred and nella bonding tonight there willing to let it go so should we #imaceleb".
@th3tawavess wrote: "Omg?? Wait i didn't expect Nella and Fred to get along so well for that challenge? Pleasant surprise #ImaCeleb" as @piinkmmandia said: "Guys I’m actually so happy that Nella and Fred made up #ImACeleb".
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@David0Connor echoed: "Slam Dunk was great, entertaining and lovely to see Nella and Fred getting along and working together #ImaCeleb" as @thirlwclls agreed: "it’s nice to see nella and fred getting along again #ImaCeleb".
Winning the challenge put the Home camp, coached by new arrival champion jockey Frankie Dettori, in the lead in a race to win a luxury breakfast. At the end of the episode, it was announced the public had voted for Rose to take part in the next trial – Touchdown Of Terror – for the Home team, while food critic Grace Dent was voted in for the Away camp.