I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Weekdays, 5pm on TV2

This week on TV2, the latest series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here kicks off, with the dramatic arrival of a former jungle inhabitant.

Cut off from the outside world in one of the most hostile environments on earth, the celebrities have just basic food rations to survive on, and will have to undergo petrifying and stomach-churning challenges to win supplies.

The celebrities heading into the jungle this year include Lucy Benjamin (EastEnders); chef Gino D’Acampo; Camilla Dallerup (Strictly Come Dancing); 80s singer Sam Fox; actor George Hamilton (The Godfather, Part III); Sabrina Washington from girl-band Mis-Teeq; snooker player Jimmy White; and Kim Woodburn (How Clean Is Your House?).

But before they get too comfortable in camp, they also have to deal with the return of infamous glamour model Katie Price. Last time she appeared on the show, she met her now ex-husband Peter Andre. Will there be more fireworks this time?

Price admits she hopes her return to the show will bring some “closure” to her relationship with Andre, saying, “it’s where my fairytale started, and it’s where it ends”.

“A lot of people say I am mad coming back. And I’m walking through here and it is bringing back memories. But I’m not out to prove anything to anyone. I hope I meet some nice friends in there to be honest – I don’t want any dramas. I’m not looking for love.”

However, her arrival this week comes with a twist, as she has to complete a challenge that sees her wading through a pool of fish guts and cockroaches to get to her fellow celebrities in the living quarters.

“I knew there was no way they were going to let me just walk into camp. I just knew there was going to be some kind of challenge,” Price says.

Ultimately, she hopes that her stint on the show will offer her some respite from the furious press attention that follows her wherever she goes. “I’m away from all the newspapers, the paparazzi and it’s peace and quiet for me.”

But with the competing celebrity egos, sparse living conditions, and a lack of food supplies, how long will that peace and quiet last?

Weekdays, 5pm on TV2

It’s time to crown a new King or Queen of the Jungle, as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here reaches its grand finale, today on TV2.

The celebrities have endured the force of the elements, eating bugs, and Heidi and Spencer Pratt’s incessant complaining. Now, just three of the stars have reached the final episode. As they reflect on the sudden departure of their two former camp-mates, the famous trio start to form a close bond – but only one will be declared the winner.

Be watching next week on TV2, to see the latest UK version of the hit programme, featuring Jordan’s dramatic reappearance in the reality show where she met her now ex-husband Peter Andre.

Weekdays, 5pm on TV2

As the final gets closer, the celebrities are eliminated one by one, in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, weekdays on TV2.

At the start of the week, supermodel Janice Dickinson (America’s Next Top Model) is celebrating that bullish Daniel Baldwin (Homicide: Life On The Street) got sent home. The rest of the celebrities think Dickinson is showing poor sportsmanship by celebrating his elimination, causing ructions in the jungle. Steven Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), however, is simply feeling lost without his brother – can he adjust to camp life?

Later in the week, the group get a new leader who relishes the opportunity to shake up the lazy camp, and dishes out chores, something that doesn’t go down too well amongst the pampered stars. Elsewhere, the celebrities are tense, as the game moves into its final stages and their friends are voted off. Who will make it through to the final week, and be crowned King or Queen of the jungle?

Weekdays, 5pm on TV2

This week on TV2, a group of celebrities are dropped into the Costa Rican jungle for the challenge of a lifetime, in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Based on the hit British format, this American version pits well-known faces against each other in a series of trials that will push the stars to the limit. Each day, the celebrities are given funny, daunting and occasionally disgusting challenges to win food, supplies and luxury items for the camp. The last remaining star will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle, winning a substantial cash prize for their favourite charity.

Some of the stars heading into the jungle to compete are actor Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), loud-mouthed supermodel Janice Dickinson (America’s Next Top Model), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba), former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar, and Spencer and Heidi Pratt (The Hills).

As the celebrities prepare for their arrival in the sparse camp that will be their home for three weeks, Spencer Pratt has a clear reason for wanting to take part.

“My goal is to make the public realise that I’m the next level of super-villain,” Pratt says, stressing that he’s in it to win. “I’d rather live in the jungle with the monkeys than go back to America as a loser. I’m not the kind of person who has friends. I have one person in my life, that’s my wife.”

His wife, Heidi, however, doesn’t fully grasp the challenges that lie ahead in the gruelling competition – a misapprehension that will come back to haunt her when the reality TV star arrives at the camp.

“I know nothing about the jungle I’m heading into, but I have my husband to take care of me,” she says. “I’m really excited to get a tan and to be working-out in there – so it’s kind of like a spa vacation, without the spa.”

Lou Diamond Phillips is more level-headed about the experience. “I’m looking forward to it, I know it’s going to be fun, but at the same time, I’m under no illusion that it’s going to be tough. There are going to be moments of sheer terror.”

Who will survive the shocks, twists and terrifying trials to be crowned King or Queen of the jungle?

UKTV – Monday – Friday from 11 May, 5.30pm

It’s the endurance test of a lifetime for an unlikely mix of well known personalities as they swap lavish lifestyles for a less than luxurious existence in the Queensland rainforest. Plush pads are exchanged for a jungle clearing, bed is a hammock under the stars, food will be basic rations of rice and water and to earn a half decent evening meal they will have to undergo some of the most terrifying trials yet seen.

Filmed 24 hours a day, UK viewers control the fortunes of the celebrity campers, with the power to put a grin or grimace on their well known faces. The tough daily challenges that bring them into much closer contact with the jungle, its potentially dangerous inhabitants and possibly their phobias! The reward is food for their fellow celebrities.

The twelve celebrities battling the jungle and each other are:

Former Big Breakfast TV presenter & lads mag favourite DANI BEHR

Star Trek’s Mr Sulu, the oldest ever contestant at 71 GEORGE TAKEI

Wimbledon tennis champion MARTINA NAVRATILOVA

Ex Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police BRIAN PADDICK

TV presenter and charity campaigner ESTHER RANTZEN

Former EastEnders cast member and actor JOE SWASH

Glamour model and WAG NICOLA McLEAN

Singer and songwriter, formerly of Blue SIMON WEBBE

Model and personal trainer CARLY ZUCKER

Singer DAVID VAN DAY

Former chat show host and politician ROBERT KILROY-SILK

TV presenter TIMMY MALLETT

TV’s toughest celebrity challenge is back – and this time it’s harder than ever! Once again 10 unsuspecting celebrities are dropped into the Australian jungle for an endurance test of a life time. Their plush pads are swapped for a jungle clearing in the Australian outback, bed is now a hammock under the stars, food is basic rations of rice and water and to earn a half decent evening meal they will have to undergo some of the most terrifying and stomach churning ‘Bushtucker Trials’ the show has ever seen! This series the famous Bushtucker Trials are set to be the worst yet and there will be plenty of surprises to keep the celebrities on their game every step of the way. Faced with terrifying heights, unpalatable parts of animals to eat, underwater tasks and every kind of creepy-crawly imaginable, will the celebrities have what it takes to make it through the trials and win food for their camp? Who will be the first to quit? Who will be pining for their loved ones, and who will be the first to cry: “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!” Celebrities this series include: Jason Brown (from boyband 5ive), Marc Bannerman (Eastenders / Footballers Wives Extra Time), John Burton Race (TV Chef), Rodney Marsh (former England football player), Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols manager + more), Gemma Atkinson (Hollyoaks), Anna Ryder Richardson (Changing Rooms), Cerys Matthews (singer – Catatonia), Janice Dickinson (Supermodel)

Weeknights from 18 February, 7.30pm on UKTV

Channel Premiere: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

UKTV – Weekdays from Monday 5 November, 7.30pm

A huge success in the UK this unique blend of reality TV Game-show drops 12 unsuspecting celebrities into the heart of the Australian outback leaving all their luxuries and necessities behind! Plush pads are swapped for a jungle clearing as the celebrities then spend weeks camping under the stars, each day undertaking, daunting and disgusting tasks to win food for their camps. The most disgusting of all challenges is the Bushtucker Trial where in order to feed their camp celebrities must face their fears and phobias and undertake such challenges as eating live insects and grubs, swimming with crocodiles, eels and spiders being trapped in an underground coffin filled with rats and a cockroach shower. This game show will put them to the ultimate test – can they live without the trappings of fame and most importantly with each other?

Celebrities include: David Guest, Jason Donovan and Myleene Klass.

Hosted by: Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly