Things are starting out a little differently on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! with viewers getting to choose which group of celebs face the ‘celebrity slammer’ ie. jungle jail on arrival.
As with last year, the campmates are being split up straight away.
“So in Group A we have Tinchy Stryder, Melanie Sykes, Jimmy Bullard, Kendra Wilkinson, and Michael Buerk,” reigning jungle champ Kian Egan explains on today’s This Morning. “In Group B we have Craig Charles, Gemma Collins, Carl Fogarty, Nadia Forde, and Vicki Michelle.”
Viewers can vote which group has to do the time in jungle jail – which knowing this show will also include a fair amount of unwanted attention from bugs and animals – plus, as an added bonus (!) someone from this chosen camp will then face the first Bushtucker Trial.
Well, no one said it was going to be easy, did they?
Of this year’s celebrity line up, Kian says. “I think it’s a great line up. I think the big thing is there’s obviously a good mix of characters, people who are sporty, some who aren’t…others that are louder, quieter, political.”
“The [the celebrities] are locked away now and very nervous let me tell you. At this point they have been taken out of society, they have had their mobile phones taken off them, they are locked in a hotel room, so they have no idea who else is out there – they have no clue what is going on! Advice for them? Stay calm and be yourself.”
Kian gave us more tips on his jungle win right here.
Here’s more on the celebrity slammer from Ant and Dec and how to get voting…
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns Sunday 16 November at 9:00pm on ITV