Celebri­ties to face more an­i­mals, more jun­gle

Stars get feral

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE - COLIN VICK­ERY

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.”

Pic­ture: CHAN­NEL 10

TUCKER TRIAL: Mau­reen McCormick and Merv Hughes are served by hosts Dr Chris Brown and Ju­lia Mor­ris.

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