Celebrities to face more animals, more jungle
Stars get feral
I’M A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! is set to return to Channel 10 in 2016, and viewers are sure to see a lot more African wildlife next time around.
Ten announced that it has commissioned a second series of the jungle- based reality show.
Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris will return as hosts and the show’s campsite will again be in South Africa.
“Viewers can expect to see a lot more of Africa next series,” Brown says. “You’ll see a lot more wildlife, you’ll see a lot more African locations for the challenge trials, and you’ll see people ( contestants) out and about a lot more.
“We’ll really step up the legitimacy of where these people are – the environment of the challenges they face.”
Brown and Morris were widely praised for their looseas- a- goose hosting style which poked fun at the reality format.
Morris will continue to juggle I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! with her commitments to Nine’s House Husbands. “The thought of returning to the jungle with Dr Chris Brown makes me both swoon and explode in equal measure,” Morris says. “The fact that he is so hot, for me has become my new normal.”
This year’s first season of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! performed strongly against Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and Nine’s The Block Triple Threat.
The show premiered to 1.199 million viewers across Australia’s five capital cities. The finale, won by former British cricket great Andrew ‘ Freddie’ Flintoff, averaged 1.144 million.
Ten is remaining tight- lipped about which celebrities will be approached to compete on series two.
Brown is already drawing up his wish list. “You want celebrities who will give themselves up completely to the experience – people willing to give it a go,” he says. “If we get another Marcia Brady I’d be happy. In week one she dived into a vat of elephant poo. That is the level you’re aiming for.”
TUCKER TRIAL: Maureen McCormick and Merv Hughes are served by hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris.