Yet Nigel Farage and Nella Rose still managed to grab nine out of 10 stars in eating challenge Jungle Pizzeria, earning a more palatable meal in the Australian camp.
The repulsive dishes included a Quattro For-gag-io of sheep, bull, pig and crocodile penis that the Brexit politician had to swallow.
He also ate a slice of Marga-teata topped with cow and camel teats.
The only menu item the duo could not stomach was when YouTube influencer Rose, 26, turned down Swedish dish Surstromming. Just the smell of the fermented sea herring is known to make people sick.
As Farage, 59, took his first bite he asked hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: “Did you prepare this yourself, guys?”, before adding: “It’s a bit blooming tough” as horrified Rose wailed: “Oh Farage! Farage!”
Sunday’s launch of the latest series pulled in two million fewer viewers than last year, as an average of seven million watched, according to overnight ratings, with a peak audience of 7.8 million.
Disgraced former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was in last year’s series but did not enter until later in the run, eventually finishing third after being picked for several trials.
I’m A Celebrity has generally been a ratings winner for ITV.
In 2018, some 11 million people saw the first episode, which was the most-watched launch since 2013 when 12 million tuned in.
ITV said that the start of this 23rd series was “the biggest entertainment launch across any channel”.