I’m A Celebrity’s Cal Wilson brought to tears after ejection: ‘Real shock’

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After failing to correctly guess the number of toads in the box, Cal Wilson became the sixth contestant to leave I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’s so-called jungle on Wednesday night.

The Kiwi comedian, who represented the charity Bowel Cancer Australia on the show, found herself in the bottom three alongside fake celebrity David Subritzky and Olympian Emily Seebohm.

I’m A Celebrity’s Cal Wilson being ejected into the water.
I’m A Celebrity’s Cal Wilson was eliminated on Wednesday night. Photos: Channel Ten

With the correct number of toads being 26, Cal was ultimately ejected into the water after guessing 12. Emily was closest with 17, while David thought it was 13.

Following her exit, the Have You Been Paying Attention? star got emotional speaking with hosts Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown about her experience on the show.

“I feel like you guys don't know what a present you've given me,” she said. “Just all of these new friends. You don't make friends as an adult en masse.”

“Well they’re such intense experiences as well,” Julia replied. “To go, you know, side-by-side through what feels quite traumatic at different times, but also great elation and wonderful achievements together as a group.”

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Cal was clearly moved watching the highlights reel from her time in the camp, especially hearing what her fellow contestants had to say about her during their confessionals.

“I love her, she’s my little big sister,” Dylan Lewis said, followed by Maria Thattil who described her as “sunshine in a person”.

“You couldn’t meet anyone more funny and willing to make a fool out of herself if it brings other people joy,” Poh Ling Yeow remarked. “She’s just a real gem.”

She also said that she was “furious” to be eliminated and hoped that her friend and former radio co-host Dylan wins the title of King of the Jungle.

I’m A Celebrity’s Cal Wilson crying.
Cal was brought to tears talking about her personal connection to her chosen charity Bowel Cancer Australia. Photo: Channel Ten

'It was a real shock'

When asked about why she chose to represent the charity Bowel Cancer Australia on the show, Cal was brought to tears talking about her mum’s diagnosis a year ago.

“It was a real shock and we didn’t know how she was going to go,” she said. “And I also couldn't get home to her because of, you know, the quarantine rules and things in New Zealand, so that was really hard.

“So my mum has had surgery and she’s doing really well, she’s amazing,” she continued, before adding through tears, “And I have another friend and I don't know how he’s doing and I don’t know whether he’s left us or not yet.

“All I could do for him was try and get people to think about bowel cancer and have checks.”

You can learn more about Bowel Cancer Australia here.

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