The I’m A Celeb camp was left in stitches when Ruthie Henshall around in search of a non-existent light switch. The 53-year-old West End star – who had arrived at the camp later than the other contestants – was the focus of a cheeky prank earlier this week as the celebrities tried to get some sleep.
During this week’s recap episode, former EastEnders legend Shane Richie asked Ruthie to turn off the lights so that the camp could go to sleep.
Ruthie then wandered around the camp trying to find a lightswitch, unaware that there was no such thing and it had all been a cheeky prank.
Speaking in the Telegraph, Shane proudly explained that he had come up with the hilarious joke.
“Thing is right, I asked Ruthie to turn the light switches off so we could go to sleep, but what she doesn’t know is there are no light switches,” he said.
Ruthie Henshall gets pranked by her co-stars
Ruthie was left wandering around the camp trying to look for the light switch
Shane, who has been making lots of jokes during his time on the show, then gave Ruthie false directions as she continued her search for the lightswitch.
“Are you taking the p**s?” Ruthie can be heard responding to the camp.
Before long, the actress had realised that she had fallen for a prank and the camp erupted into laughter.
Although she had been sent on a wild goose chase, Ruthie saw the funny side and also shared a giggle.
The I’m A Celebrity camp was left in stitches
Ruthie is known for her work in the West End
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Prior to entering Gwrych Castle, the actress also opened up about being on the receiving end of yet another prank – but this time it involved the Royal family.
The Olivier award winning actress revealed in her entry interview that none other than Prince Charles and his brother Prince Edward decided to play a prank on her some years earlier.
Ruthie – who was dating Prince Edward at the time – was enjoying a camping trip with the royals in Scotland when she was given the fright of her life.
The Chicago star explained that the cheeky brothers had decided to jump out on her from the dark and she was left screaming as a result.
“I got jumped out on by Prince Charles and Prince Edward when I was having a cook-out with them!” revealed during the interview.
“They told me there were ghosts in this particular place and when I went to the toilet with a candle because there was no electricity, they waited for me to come out and then jumped out on me!”
She added: “I screamed the place down! They were hilarious.”
Although her relationship with Prince Edward eventually came to an end, the actress remained close to the royal family and even attended Edward’s wedding to Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999.
Since entering the I’m A Celebrity camp, Ruthie has also opened up about her royal romance with her co-stars.
At one point, Ruthie explained that the Prince had been a ‘lovely bloke’ and she had many memories of her time with the royal family.
“You performed in Buckingham Palace, you sang in the gardens, I s****ed in the bedrooms,” she told Shane as the camp relaxed.
She even revealed that she had several encounters with Princess Diana but had one particularly hazy memory because Prince Charles had given the actress her
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Sunday night at 9pm on ITV.