'Sook' Shane Warne threatens to quit reality show

Shane Warne in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Shane Warne in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Shane Warne has copped a spray from viewers for whinging and wanting out of the Australian version of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Warne said it was no longer fun being part of the reality show because he was voted by viewers to compete in a "tucker trial" - a food challenge - in the show's latest episode

It was the second straight test for the cricket great who was bitten by an anaconda on last Thursday night's episode during a tucker trial.

Warne said the show's "supposed to be fun" and that "I don't want to be here anymore".

He said he was on the verge of going to the camp's diary room, Tok Tokkie hut, to say the magic words that will allow him to leave camp.

Shane Warne in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Shane Warne in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

"So close to walking up to the Tok Tokkie now and saying 'get me out of here'," he told Brendan Fevola.

Viewers attacked Warne for his attitude and pointed to his massive pay cheque, which is believed to be about $2 million, as a reason he should not whinge.

"Shane Warne, more Shane Whinge," tweeted Niktacular.

Janelle Berner wrote, "Do us all a favour then shane and leave the jungle. I doubt the public would miss you," while Catherine said, "Warnie's a sook" and urged viewers to "...vote the sooky lala back in".

In the end, the 45-year-old never said the words that would eliminate him and competed with Anthony Callea in the tucker trial.

All Warne had to do was act as a navigator for Callea who was lowered down a mine shaft to blindly find tucker stars in 10 critter-filled caverns.

Paulina Hopkins suggested Warne check his pay packet before quitting.

"That's why you got paid $2M to do this Warnie. It's not meant to be fun," she wrote.

- AAP

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