Shane Warne has been bitten on the head by an Anaconda.

The former Australian Test cricketer was treated by an on-hand medic on the South African jungle set of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after he was bitten by the snake during the latest challenge on the Network Ten reality show.

Although non-venomous, Anacondas are aggressive and have a painful bite that is compared to getting 100 hypodermic needles at once.

Warne received some small marks, but will bear no permanent scarring.

The juvenile Anaconda struck as he put his head in a box of different kinds of snakes as part of the show’s Tucker Trial, which airs on Thursday night.


Using only his mouth in the race-against-time challenge, he had to secure stars, which represented meals for his hungry camp mates.

First, he put his head in a box of rats, then a box of snakes hissing with Anacondas, Rat Snakes and Corn Snakes.

Host Dr Chris Brown warns Warne beforehand to be careful, as the snakes will be able to smell a rat on him and think he is food.


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