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Closing the door of overgrown phone box in St Michaels is like a bushtucker trial from I'm A Celebrity

By Vicky Castle

Covered in thick foliage and buried deep into the hedgerow, this phone box in St Michaels felt like "something from I’m A Celebrity".

Councillor Sue Ferguson, who posted the picture on social media, said closing the door of the dark, dingy kiosk felt like a challenge from the ITV show.

She said: "It’s really dark and scary in there, when you are inside you can hardly see out.

Sue Ferguson said it could be part of a bushtucker trial
Sue Ferguson said it could be part of a bushtucker trial

"If you were slightly scared of insects you really wouldn’t want to be in there. It was quite horrible to go inside.

"It felt like one of those awful things from I’m A Celebrity - it would be one their terrible tasks to actually shut the door!"

In the popular reality show, contestants perform tricky or terrifying tasks – bushtucker trials – to win food and treats for their camp and most of the challenges involve creepy crawlies.

Three sides of the phone box are covered by the overgrowth and Mrs Ferguson said she "can’t imagine" what insects are in there.

The kiosk next to the Fat Ox pub still works but as most people have a mobile phone now, it is rarely used.

Their production of telephone boxes ended altogether in 1985 with the advent of the KX series phones and many kiosk around the country have been broken and abandoned.

Mrs Ferguson added: "I tweeted pictures of it to BT showing what a state it was in and they actually replied to say they would get this sorted, so well done BT for wanting to do something about it."

Three sides of the phone box are covered in foliage
Three sides of the phone box are covered in foliage

What do you think, is this Kent’s scariest phone box?

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