Contestant Chelsey Crisp found a way to overcome her worst Fears when she bit into a Fear Factor Sausage filled with dozens of live leeches. She tells the whole slimy story in this weeks Tale Of Fear.
FEAR FACTOR: What was it like when you saw that you had a giant leech sausage in-front of you?
CHELSEY: I have seen leeches on TV, but I've never physically been around them. So I didn't know what to expect when I pulled off the cover and I saw what was in front of me, I had this moment of I can't do this.
FEAR FACTOR: What about that first bite, what was that like?
CHELSEY: Breaking through the coating on the outside was absolutely disgusting and then this squishing in my mouth. It was horrendous. And then all of a sudden there were 10 slimy little leeches flopping around in my mouth.
FEAR FACTOR: What was it like chewing up the leeches?
CHELSEY: They were so slimy and slippery and moving everywhere. I would chew them quickly as I could but the faster I chewed the more of a lather they would make in my mouth. You could bite them in half and both halves would still be moving in your mouth. I was trying to pick the leeches up off of the plate and then they would bite my hand. I was putting this thing that just bit into in my mouth. I was trying to grab as many as I could cause really there was no difference between chewing 10 leeches or just one.
FEAR FACTOR: How did you manage to swallow them?
CHELSEY: Every instinct in my body was to spit this out, just throw it up
My body was saying, "Do not put this in you", but I had to. I could feel myself starting to tear up so I took a really deep breath and swallowed them. After that it was just a matter of going back for the next bite.