Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag
Hell hath no fury like an NBC executive scorned.
After enduring Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's back-and-forth shenanigans on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! three times, an NBC exec says the couple's third return to the Costa Rican jungle won't be without consequences.
"They are everything that's wrong with America... they are insincere, lazy, entitled and they claim the devil has possessed them," Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming Paul Telegdy tells Ryan Seacrest. "They are back and this time they are contrite... yeah, right. What they don't realise is that they are now going to be examined and their value system utterly deconstructed. They are going to spend the night somewhere in isolation and guarded with lots of surprises... but not traditional reality [stunts]."
Pratt and Montag saw their Twitter prayers answered Wednesday when NBC brought them back to the Costa Rican jungle to earn their way back onto the show. First, Speidi must sleep with actual spiders and other creepy crawlers in a vermin-infested chamber. Their fellow cast members must also vote them back into camp.
To keep the manufactured suspense going, Speidi's fate (and supposed suffering) was not revealed Thursday and will now be decided Monday.
The series did see a cast change Thursday when Angela V. Shelton — one half of comedy duo Frangela — was the first contestant voted off, downsizing the women's team to four members: Frances Callier, Janice Dickinson, pro wrestler Torrie Wilson and Patti Blagojevich, wife of former Illionois governor Rod Blagojevich.
Patti Blagojevich faces her own drama with the show: The children's cancer charity she chose to compete for, Bear Necessities, has rejected her winnings from the show because her husband was charged with threatening to withhold state money from a children's hospital, NBC Chicago reports.
"Children's [Memorial] is one of our long-time partners," said Bear Necessities spokeswoman Courtney Krupa. "We're just trying to be cautious."