The contestants on I'm A Celebrity… Get me Out of Here! were surprised after receiving letters of support from their loved ones.

Though David Van Day almost ruined the moment by initially reading aloud a letter from Brian Paddick's fiance in a 'comedy' accent, the group were moved to tears and laughter by the well-wishing notes.

The letter from Brian's fiance Petter said the way the former Metropolitan police commissioner looks after his fellow campmates "proves to the world that I’m the luckiest man alive because I have you", moving Brian to tears.

Martina Navratilova's agent advised her to keep her "head up" and "knockers out" while George Takei's husband Brad urged his actor husband to keep up spirits up through song.

Ex-Blue member Simon Webber was stunned after a letter from his girlfriend Layla revealed she was in Australia waiting for him while Joe Swash wept after hearing a tribute from his mother Kiffy.

"Your sisters and all your family and nan are so proud of you," she wrote. "Try not to get anymore ants in your pants. PS. Roast dinner waiting."

Simon's attempts to read aloud a letter from Nicola's fiance Tom were short lived as first Nicola and then Simon broke down in tears.

And David made sure there was a clean sweep of crying in the camp as a letter of support from his daughters Amber and Olivia left the 80s pop star sobbing.

Meanwhile, Brian prepared to endure a night of terror as he was locked in a cage with 40 rats, cockroaches and other nasty creatures friends in return for getting the ingredients for a cooked breakfast for the camp.

"I am the sort of guy who loves the idea of doing something for the people so this is right up my street," he told the Bush Telegraph before the trial.

02/12/2008 00:01:01