Pussycat Dolls - Ashley Roberts Enjoys Thanksgiving Meal In Reality Show Jungle
The singer enjoyed a meaty feast, cold beers, and a massage from ex-heavyweight boxing champion David Haye as she marked the U.S. holiday on Thursday (22Nov12).
She was even allowed an emotional three-minute phone call to her mother back home in the States after begging her fellow campmates for permission to speak to her family.
Roberts has been camping in an Aussie rainforest for two weeks as a contestant on the survival show, in which stars face their fears in stomach-churning 'trials' to earn meals for their camp.
In her challenge on Thursday she won a feast for her pals by confronting rats, snakes, cockroaches and a pool of fish guts, and when their evening meal arrived, Roberts was delighted to discover the show's producers had made an effort to help their American contestant celebrate the big day.
Roberts told viewers, "We have a jungle Thanksgiving dinner! Muttonbird, spatchcock, and lychees and cherries for dessert... Thanksgiving dinner in the jungle, what about that!... And yeah! We got to wash it down with a nice cold one."
She then paraded around the camp waving a Stars and Stripes flag while her fellow contestants sang the U.S. national anthem.
Roberts later choked back tears as she told viewers of her joy at being allowed to speak to her mother on the phone, saying, "I'm really grateful and thankful that everyone was Ok with that and I got to talk to my mum. I get emotional. I just try to be as tough as I can but it's definitely hard."