It's that time of the year again. I've grabbed a few paragraphs from Wikipedia for those of you that don't know anything about the show.
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (often shortened to I'm a Celebrity or I'm a Celeb) is a British reality television show, first screened in 2002, in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts. The show has been hosted by Ant & Dec since its inception. It is filmed in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia and broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. Irish broadcaster TV3 began simulcasts at the beginning of series 3 in the Republic of Ireland, the series moved to their sister channel 3e for series 12 and 13. The show is one of the largest in the world, with more than 700 staff working on the show 24 hours a day for three weeks.
Bush Tucker trials are used in the show to allow the contestants to gain food and treats for camp. Bush Tucker Trials take two formats: eating trials and physical/mental tasks.
In the eating trials, contestants are required to eat a variety of different "jungle" foods. Each dish successfully eaten will gain the contestants one star, which equals one meal for camp (although the number of meals per star can vary). These trials generate the most viewer responses according to the ITV website. The foods that are required to be eaten can include: crickets (in a variety of forms, such as cooked into biscuits, blended into drinks or eaten alive or dead), green ants, mealworms, witchetty grub, roasted spider or tarantulas, kangaroo testicles, kangaroo penis, kangaroo vaginal parts, crocodile penis, cockroach (prepared in various ways such as being cooked into biscuits, blended into drinks, eaten alive or dead). Other past foods include beach worms, bull's tongues, the anus of various animals, vomit fruits, cooked pigs' brains, various animal testicles, raw fish eyes, sheep eyes, blended rats or mice tails.
The second type of challenge is more of a physical or mental task that requires the contestants to perform activities to gain stars. These can include searching through dung, going through tunnels, negotiating obstacles on high wires, or performing other tasks.
So, who's on the show this year?
- Alfonso Riberia
- Amy Willerton
- Annabel Giles
- David Emmanuel
- Joey Essex
- Kian Egan
- Laila Morse
- Lucy Pargeter
- Matthew Wright
- Rebecca Adlington
- Steve Davis
- Vincent Simone