AIRDATES: Sunday 15th, Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th 2015 at 9.00pm on ITV
As the nights start to draw in around Britain, attention turns once again to the southern hemisphere and the latest series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! First screened in 2002 and filmed in a real jungle in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, the show reaches its 15th season this year, and is again presented by the nation’s favourite duo Ant and Dec.
The format over the last 13 years has remained largely the same, with a group of celebrities living in jungle conditions with creature comforts few and far between. Viewers also get the chance to donate to charity as they vote for the contestants to take part in the infamous Bushtucker Trials, and ultimately the final accolade of choosing the King or Queen of the Jungle.
The Bushtucker Trials involve the celebrities undergoing daily physical and mental tests, though some might argue that they are more akin to torture! The famously grisly eating challenges involve the celebrities consuming a variety of deeply unappetising local fauna, including cockroaches, grubs, worms and the nether regions of various marsupials in order to win meals for themselves and their campmates.
It may be hard to watch, but partaking is no doubt harder! Past winners of the competition include Carol Thatcher, Gino D’Acampo, Kian Egan and Carl Fogarty. Speculation abounds every year about who will be entering the jungle, with some big names put forward already this year, but who will actually be brave enough to step into the wild in 2015?