Here's what you need to know about I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

2015-11-24 17:01

Cape Town – For the first time South African TV junkies can watch the hit British reality show I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here thanks to ITV Choice (DSvt 123).

The popular show sees a well-known group of celebrities get dropped in the Australian outback to battle it out in various challenges to see who will be crowned king or queen of the jungle.

Here's a quick cheat sheet about the show:

15  seasons strong!

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!  is in its 15th series but this is the first time it is being seen in South Africa - airing just 48 hours after the UK. It runs for a total of 21 consecutive days. The show was the most watched show on British television in 2013, and is consistently in the top 10 most watched shows each year.

Battle for the crown

The celebrities are dropped into a remote part of Australia where they must compete for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle. They take part in scary challenges like having thousands of cockroaches crawl over them or guiding snakes through a maze. Or the infamous Bushtucker Trials which involve eating a variety of deeply unappetising local fauna like grub worms and the nether regions of various marsupials in order to win food for themselves and their campmates.

Watch a nail biting challenge here:

Meet the contestants

The contestants in the current series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! include a 66 year old aristocrat, Lady Colin Campbell who famously wrote a book about Princess Diana published in 1992 and detailed her affair with James Hewitt. Then there's 27-year-old Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, legendary British boxer Chris Eubank, fashion guru Susannah Constantine, former England football player Kieron Dyer and 22 year old boy band singer George Shelley of Union J.

Other famous contestants

Previous contestants have included Martina Navratilova, former England cricketer Phil Tufnell, Kian Egan of Westlife, Uri Geller, Carol Thatcher, Jason Donovan, model Janice Dickinson, Samantha Fox and Britt Ekland.

Love in the jungle!

Katie Price and singer Peter Andre fell in love on S3 of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!  They went on to marry and have 2 children but the marriage didn’t last and they divorced in 2009.

Award winning hosts

Multiple BAFTA-Award winning duo Ant and Dec (Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly) are the show’s hosts, adding even more humour to what’s happening in the camp as they give us the gossip from the jungle and oversee the grisly Bushtucker Trials.

Watch Vicki talk about her shower woes here:

Watch I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on ITV Choice, DStv channel 123 Monday to Friday at 21:00, Saturday and Sunday at 20:00!

Join the conversation of Twitter @itvchoice and hashtag #ImACelebSA

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