Teaming up for 'Splash & Grab', they only managed to retrieve two out of five stars in a task which required effective communication throughout.
Before the challenge began, Cotton said: "I mean if it was up to Fatima, she would do everything and there'd be no-one else here. She'd do it all on her own - do all the trials, all the cooking, all the water, all the wood, she would just do the whole thing, it's fair to say."
During the trial, Whitbread teased the blindfolded Corrie star, saying: "Oh darling, don't get your knickers in a twist."
Whitbread later admitted: "He's got a good heart but I don't think at the end of the day Antony and I will keep contact."
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here continues on Friday from 9pm on ITV1.
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