'Don't Rock The Boat' turns viewers' stomachs with sea sickness scenes

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read

Watch: The Don’t Rock The Boat contestants feeling queasy

New reality show Don’t Rock The Boat left viewers feeling queasy after the celebrity contestants suffered severe sea sickness.

The ITV series features 12 celebrity contestants competing to row from Cornwall to Scotland, around the British coast – but the launch episode featured less rowing and more retching, with celebs vomiting throughout.

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, 56, was seen hunched over blue bucket as he battled sea sickness – the same bucket the celebs were expected to use as a toilet.

Craig Charles clutches his sick bucket on 'Don't Rock The Boat'. (ITV)
Craig Charles clutches his sick bucket on Don't Rock The Boat. (ITV)

Rival team member Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, 38, also succumbed to nausea and was shown throwing up over the side of the boat.

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One viewer tweeted: “I feel sea sick myself watching this show. #DontRockTheBoat.”

Another claimed the TV show was putting them off their food: “Watching #DontRockTheBoat and I’m kinda sick of people being sick already putting me off my snacks.”

And some viewers question why the celebrity contestants had not been given anti-nausea medication.

One tweeted: “Couldn’t they give #craigcharles a sea sick pill. All of them for that matter. Awful. My worst nightmare #DontRockTheBoat.”

Don’t Rock The Boat is hosted by Freddie Flintoff and AJ Odudu and sees two teams of four celebrities compete to race from Land’s End to John O’Groats in rowing boats.

Kimberly Wyatt had to be sick over the side of the boat. (ITV)
Kimberly Wyatt had to be sick over the side of the boat. (ITV)

Charles is on the red team with Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton, ex-model Jodie Kidd, former Emmerdale star Adam Thomas, The X Factor contestant Fleur East and former deputy leader of the Labour party Tom Watson.

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Wyatt is teamed with ex-Corrie star Lucy Fallon, Olympic athlete Denise Lewis, YouTube star Joe Weller, The Chase’s Shaun Wallace and Love Island winner Jack Fincham.

Kimberly Wyatt rowing on 'Don't Rock The Boat'. (ITV)
Kimberly Wyatt rowing on 'Don't Rock The Boat'. (ITV)

The show continues to air this week at 9pm on ITV.