I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back on ITV (UTV and STV) which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest challenge.
Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, our celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them.
The ten celebs heading into the jungle for the new series are: Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Lady Colin Campbell, Tony Hadley, Yvette Fielding, Chris Eubank, Susannah ConstanJne, Brian Friedman, Jorgie Porter, Kieron Dyer and George Shelley
Last year saw motorcycle racer Carl Fogarty crowned King of The Jungle, with Jake Quickenden as runner up. The series saw Michael Buerk rapping with Tinchy Stryder, Kendra Wilkinson and Edwina Currie falling out in spectacular style and Gemma Collins going jungle AWOL after only a few days in camp. How will this year’s c, d and e list stars cope with being away from their loved ones? Sleeping in the wild? Lack of food? Sharing a camp with snakes, rats and creepy crawlies?
And perhaps worst of all, adapting to spending 24 hours a day with their camp mates? Ant and Dec will return as the show’s hosts, giving us all the gossip from the jungle and overseeing those infamous Bushtucker Trials.
The 2015 Jungle Stars
38 year old creative director Brian Friedman has confirmed he is quinng this year’s the X Factor to take part in I’m A Celebrity after nine years working on the show. And it was the chance to walk into the unknown and do something completely different that made him realise leaving The X Factor was the right decision to make.
Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter is hoping to take plenty of cold showers in the jungle as she promises to pack lots of sexy swimwear outfits that will get skimpier as the weeks go on. Smiling, the actress – who has played Theresa in the Chester‐based Channel 4 soap for the last seven years – also plans to ‘carry some rocks’ as a jungle gym workout because the 27 year old doesn’t want to lose her ‘bum’ from lack of food.
Famous for her no nonsense and blunt style on TV, fashion guru Susannah Constantine has promised to definitely speak her mind in the jungle after finally caving in to several invitations to go on I’m A Celebrity. Revealing she has been asked for many years to go into the jungle, the expert, who along with her friend Trinny Woodall became a household name dishing out advice on what clothes suit different women, is also hoping she will overcome her fear of heights, which has plagued the 53 year old’s life for many years.
Performing with Union J live on stage and The X Factor is definitely far easier than facing the bugs and snakes in the jungle, reckons the boy band’s singer George Shelley. But the 22 year old pop heartthrob says he is determined to give it his best shot as he embraces life on I’m A Celebrity. And it looks like there could be plenty of potential for romance on this year’s show as George confirms he won’t rule out a relationship in the jungle.
Lady Colin Campbell is swapping her luxurious lifestyle to become the first aristocrat to go on I’m A Celebrity. And the 66 year old, who famously wrote a book about Princess Diana which was published in 1992 and detailed her affair with James Hewitt, admits her eldest son tried to persuade her not to take the challenge on because he felt she was too ‘civilised’ for the show.
Former Blue Peter presenter, Yvette Fielding, is famous these days for screaming on “paranormal” series Most Haunted – where there is more chance of seeing an alien land and give a speech on good housekeeping than hear or see a ‘real ghost’. The 47 year old has vowed not to screech out loud on I’m A Celebrity. Readily adminng she is absolutely petrified of anything that moves, Yvette says she has made a promise to her husband and children that she won’t scream on the ITV series.
Former England football player Kieron Dyer is going in the jungle after his children kept begging him to be on I’m A Celebrity. And the kind-hearted star is donating his entire fee to the Jude Brady Foundation. 36 year old Kieron, who retired from football two years ago after playing for Ipswich Town, Newcastle and West Ham as well as England, also insists he definitely would prefer it if one of his fellow campers won the show even though he is very competitive.
Former Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne has vowed not to use his own famous catchphrase ‘I’m Out’ in this year’s jungle. The 66-‐year-‐old business entrepreneur, who owns a string of hotels, clubs and stage schools, was renowned for the way he used the BBC show’s catchphrase in his trademark strong Scottish accent when he was an investor on the programme,
49 year old British boxer Chris Eubank has leapt at the opportunity to go in this year’s jungle because he says it will be his first ‘holiday’ since the age of 16. And the former sportsman, who held the WBO middleweight and super middleweight titles, has vowed to have lots of fun whilst on his jungle vacation.
He may be one of the most popular 80’s British pop stars but Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley reckons the jungle will be far tougher than performing to thousands of fans on stage. But the 55 year old singer, whose tracks ‘Gold’ and ‘True’ with the group have become global hits, says he is determined to enjoy every second of life in the celebrity camp.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here NOW! also returns to ITV2 each night with Laura Whitmore, Joe Swash and David Morgan giving us the lowdown from the jungle. The ITV series is supporting Text Santa with 15p from every phone vote being donated to the charities involved in this years appeal.