Im a celebrity… get me back in the pool

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Performance under pressure is how Lisa Curry became an Australian swimming icon, a celebrity.

So much so, Curry was cast in the Channel 10 reality television show I’m a celebrity… get me out of here spending the past month in the South African jungle.

But swapping the swimming cap for a helmet of spiders was no easy feat for the seven-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

A challenge so confronting Curry filled her goggles with tears, as several enormous tarantulas scaled her face.

The mother of three is a popular camp mate in the jungle, having formed a close bond with actress/singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte and beauty queen Tegan Martin.

Curry is one of 11 celebrities remaining, she will donate any earnings to Australian farming charity Aussie Helpers.

 

Lisa Curry celebrates with daughter Jaimi Lee at the Commonwealth Games

 

Tarantulas scale Curry’s face in jungle challenge

 

Watch Lisa’s tarantula challenge here

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