Roll out the red carpets on the jungle floor, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is back and more challenging than ever.
ITV production insiders have revealed what the living conditions will really be like for the motley crew of washed up D-list celebs who have literally nothing better to do than sit in the jungle eating insects for a few months.
From the food to the living conditions and the smuggling of cigarettes, here’s what they had to say.
According to Busk-Cowley (author of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The Inside Story), the professional television leeches – human, not insect; my words, not his – know exactly what they’re getting themselves in for when they agree to appear on the show.
They are invited to what producers call ‘The Talk of Doom’ to discuss the hardships they’ll face; I’m guessing they aren’t given coping mechanisms for the imminent loss of their dignity and professional respect.
The jungle residents are only allowed three pairs of underwear and three swimsuits – picked wisely for optimal airtime, of course – as they are given a uniform to wear for their stint in the jungle.
They are also allowed one luxury item; often a pillow or chair or a photograph.
There’s also a pretty good supply of cigarettes, so they don’t all lose their minds and start tearing each other’s throats out.
What of the culinary delights?
The show’s in-house medic, aptly named Medic Bob told the Mirror:
They’re very hungry, really hungry.
If you could see how much rice and beans they get per person, per day, I think you’d be quite shocked.
There’s been a couple that have had a few dizzy spells and we’ve given them some electrolyte drinks and some glucose.
The trial boss, Matt Wilkinson also confirmed the upcoming show has seen ITV provide half a million bugs, so expect the Busk Tucker Trials to be stomach-churning… Poor fucking bugs.
It is rumoured that ex-McFly band member, Tom Fletcher will be jetting off to the jungle, after he received this creepy package through the post.
It is rumoured that Tom could be joined by Monty Panesar, Scarlett Moffatt and Ryan Lochte.
They’ll have all of these delights to look forward to, while moaning and totally ignoring the awesome surroundings of the Australian jungle, if the predecessors’ performances are anything to go by.
The sixteenth – yes, we’ve really had to endure the tears and tantrums for this long – series returns to ITV in November.