With Ten de­ter­mined to keep the names of its celebrity sur­vival show con­tes­tants a se­cret, we of­fer up our own list, in­clud­ing Miss Monk

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV - DAR­REN CARTWRIGHT

Aformer high pro­file crick­eter has been cast in Net­work Ten’s new se­ries I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, but who else is on the hit list?

Ten has pledged to keep the names of the 10 celebri­ties who will be dropped in the South African jun­gle un­der wraps un­til the sea­son launches in Fe­bru­ary.

Among the cast will be at least two in­ter­na­tional stars but keep­ing all names a se­cret will be harder than liv­ing in the jun­gle. Agents and man­agers have a habit of spilling the beans to gain their client as much pub­lic­ity as pos­si­ble.

It’s likely the en­tire cast of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here will be known be­fore the show airs.

The hunt to track down will­ing A-grade par­tic­i­pants started a cou­ple of months ago and there’s no short­age of B and C grade iden­ti­ties putting their hands up.

Al­ready The Bach­e­lor’s Lau­rina Fleure has been linked to the show.

Whether Fleure is cast or not, you can rest as­sured that there will be at least one, if not more, re­al­ity show con­tes­tants mon­key­ing around on set.

Given Ten is still search­ing for “celebri­ties” here’s a few that may be worth call­ing.

Vince Colosimo: The ac­tor is strug­gling for coin. He’s been work­ing as a labourer on build­ing sites to make ends meet. He also needed four months to pay a $1000 fine. Def­i­nitely needs the cash and the ladies would prob­a­bly like to see Vince in budgie smug­glers.

Sophie Monk: Sophie has quit her ra­dio job and is al­ways at the ready to per­form out­ra­geous stunts for cheap pub­lic­ity. She also has in­ter­na­tional ap­peal, hav­ing once been en­gaged to Benji Mad­den, should Ten try to on­sell the se­ries.

Ian “Dicko” Dick­son: A re­al­ity show junkie. His list of re­al­ity ap­pear­ances in­cludes Aus­tralian Idol (judge), Celebrity Sur­vivor (host), My Restau­rant Rules (host), Celebrity Ap­pren­tice (con­tes­tant) and Danc­ing With The Stars (con­tes­tant).

Daryl Somers: For his own sake, and to at least de­lay the res­ur­rec­tion of Hey Hey It’s Satur­day on­line, Somers and Ossie Os­trich should be signed.

Mark Bouris: The founder of Wizard Home Loans was the Don­ald Trump of Aus­tralia’s

If he gets scared of be­ing in the real jun­gle, he could buy his way out.

Ben Za­bel: The 2013 Big Brother con­tes­tant has wide ap­peal. He was dumped by the Nine Net­work and now he’s started ap­pear­ing on Ten’s morn­ing show Stu­dio 10. He’s out of work so he’s another celeb who could do with the cash and a hol­i­day.

Kelly Ram­say: It would be in­ter­est­ing to see the My Kitchen Rules vil­lain cre­ate del­i­ca­cies out of what­ever they cap­ture in the African jun­gle. Knows how to wind peo­ple up and given she’s very up­front with her thoughts, she could have a lot to say if any­one crit­i­cises her cook­ing.

Mark Holden: In the rare in­stance that he comes across any can­ni­bals, we’ll find out if clowns re­ally do taste funny.

Sophie Monk would make a per­fect can­di­date for a stint in an African rain­for­est.

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