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Ultimate Hell Week pushes contestants to the limit with toughest week yet

Hell Week Pic: Miki Barlok

Viewers were shocked when once again four celebrities called it a day after one of the toughest weeks yet in Ultimate Hell Week.

This week the contestants were forced through gruelling tasks that saw them take on a helicopter crash as well as treacherous conditions.

Things proved too much for Mrs Brown’s Boys Fiona O’Carroll as she was forced to tap out at the request of the DS in charge.

She was forced to crawl through a mud trail in Scratch which is known to be one of the toughest and most punishing events on the Hell Week course.

Fiona O’Carroll Pic: Instagram/Fiona O’Carroll

Chief Instructor Ray Goggins said: “You can’t keep up. You are not up to this. Regardless of what is in your heart. All you did was all you could do. 100 per cent all right. You fought for two hours. You didn’t quit.”

“I didn’t want to, he demanded it. I wasn’t ready to go. In fact, I was really angry. If I was given one more chance, I’d probably go out and do it all again,” Fiona admitted.

And viewers were quick to praise Fiona for her effort on the show.

She wasn’t the only person to bow out of the show on Wednesday night.

RTE radio and TV presenter Blathnaid Treacy followed soon after Fiona, admitting: “Your body is so sore and you are starving. And I kept trying to get control of my breathing and trying to warm myself up.

“The thoughts of doing anything else, it was like now is the time. I did my best, and it was just the right time, I had nothing left in me. And I just kept thinking of like a hot shower, and a warm bed.”

Meanwhile, Tadhg Fleming also had to give up on the show after he struggled with the intense course this week.

“I couldn’t even talk. My mouth was gone dry. The whole body just shut down. Even if I did make it, I think the next day then would have been even tougher. So I just had to call it a day, unfortunately.”

Westmeath footballer Boidu Sayeh was the fourth to hand in his armband and call it a day after the gruelling course.

He said: “I felt like if I didn’t give over my number, it probably would have been very soon after anyway, so I think it was my time to go.”

This certainly wasn’t a week for the faint of heart.

Ultimate Hell Week continues on Wednesday on RTÉ One at 9.35pm

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