I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! will make an impressive debut on Sunday as it returns to the Australian jungle with a tall lineup of contestants including former health minister Matt Hancock.
His upcoming hit ITV series has made headlines after it was confirmed that Hancock will be joining rugby players like Mike Tindall, pop star Boy George and former Love Island contestant Olivia Attwood in the new series of famous faces.
Following his decision to star in the reality show, the West Suffolk MP suspended the Tory whip and came under fire from political divisions after opting to join the show at a time when Congress was sitting.
Hancock is not expected to enter the woods with the original group of 10 contestants when the show premieres at 9pm on Sunday.
In response to criticism, he previously told The Sun that he wanted to use the “incredible background” on the show to raise awareness about dyslexia and insisted it was “not a check.” ” made him decide to join the show.
This will be the first series to be filmed in the Australian jungle since 2019 as the past two years were filmed at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
To mark its epic return, the show has said it will open with “one of the largest and most elaborate entrances to date”.
The opening episode will see this year’s campmates balance on a ledge hundreds of meters in the air, parachute into the jungle, and complete a challenge involving terrifying creatures.
Kicking off the series in style, five contestants – Attwood, radio DJ Chris Moyles, Loose Women star Charlene White, comedian Babatunde Aleshe and former England footballer Jill Scott – will arrive by car. luxury at a seaside villa on the Gold Coast.
Meanwhile, one-on-one arrivals at the marina will feature Boy George, Tindall, Sue Cleaver of Coronation Street, TV presenter and real estate expert Scarlette Douglas and Hollyoaks’ Owen Warner.
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Following appearances by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at each venue, celebrities know that the public has voted to name the “Jungle VIPs” and that the people they want to see will be on the journey. The hardest to enter the camp and face the first challenge.
The contestants will then face their first challenge in the series, with Scott, White and Aleshe being challenged with the show’s infamous new board version.
This time the campmates will attempt to walk to the edge of the 334ft plank in the air and when they’re all in position, they have to take a step up the ledge so they lean forward and face the fall. heavily to the ground.
They have to hold the position for a minute and then drop a support line that will send them off the cliff for each to win a coveted star.
Elsewhere, Attwood and Moyles will face extreme conviction when they are tasked with jumping out of an airplane.
The rest of the campmates – Tindall, Cleaver and Warner – will be put to the challenge on the “Critter Yacht,” where each must try and win a star from the mast by completing a challenge.
Among the obstacles to unlocking the stars are a cipher that Tindall must break and a creature’s “hell pit” where Cleaver must search for fisheyes.
Meanwhile, Cleaver will have to unbolt a clogged pipe while battling bugs and dirt.
The show has faced its own tests in the form of unsettled weather as last month the Australian studio had to close for 24 hours as a “precautionary measure” following reports of flooding. severe flooding in the area.
The Geordie duo of McPartlin and Donnelly have hosted the popular reality show since its debut in 2002, although McPartlin was temporarily replaced by Holly Willoughby in 2018.
The show’s 2021 drama was awarded by Emmerdale actor Danny Miller.
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! returns on Sunday, November 6 at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
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