The Loose Women star and journalist takes on the Watery Grave trial in tonight's episode with campmate Boy George, but both contestants look to be struggling in a first look clip, which shows White appearing to try to escape up a ladder.
White and Boy George are locked in side-by-side vertical chambers with water rising as the challenge goes on.
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They are supposed to use magnets to move stars around a maze and then pass them to each other through a gap, but White repeatedly calls out "I can't do it" and tells Boy George she can't reach to pass the stars along to him.
As White begins to panic, Boy George tries to encourage her, but says that he can't see the star she is trying to pass over to him.
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He says: “Where is it? Is it there? I can’t see it though. Where? Charlene, where is it, babe?”
Towards the end of the sneak peek video, White is seen shrieking as something is released into the water with a splash, and scrambles for the ladder at the back of her chamber leading to the exit.
Will White manage to stay for the rest of the trial, or will she shout "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here"?
She and Boy George have previously clashed over camp cooking duties, which originally White took charge of, but the singer had accused her of being "controlling".
Friday's episode will also include the first eviction of the series as viewers vote for their favourite contestants and the one with the least votes is booted from camp.
Matt Hancock has been assumed to be the first campmate to be voted out when he entered the ITV series, but in recent days viewers have stopped voting him into every trial and have targeted Boy George and Chris Moyles instead.
I'm A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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