Celebri­ties get ready to face their fears again

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

The dark nights are draw­ing in, and most of us would love the chance to get away for a few weeks, leave the au­tumn chill be­hind and find some sun­shine.

So how does a fort­night in the Aus­tralian jun­gle sound?

Ac­tu­ally, sec­ond thoughts – don't go there!

As well as the bugs, snakes and other creepy crawlies, you will most likely bump into some highly-strung re­al­ity TV stars ar­gu­ing over a grain of rice.

Yes, it's that time of year again folks, so hold on to your cork hats as I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (Sun­day ITV, 9pm) is back and promis­ing to be as good as, if not bet­ter, than ever.

If the ru­mours are to be be­lieved, this year is go­ing to be even tougher for the stars.

A whole host of new Bush­tucker tri­als have been re­vealed, in­clud­ing Sun Scream, which in­volves con­tes­tants smear­ing grue­some con­coc­tions, in­clud­ing bugs and fish guts, over each oth­ers' skin.

And then there are sheep's tes­ti­cles to deal with. This trial ap­par­ently works like a nor­mal limbo, but as the celebri­ties bend un­der the cane, they have to have 10 sheep tes­ti­cles dan­gled in their mouths.

The food in the eat­ing chal­lenges has ap­par­ently stepped up a notch as well, with dishes of the day in­clud­ing duck feet, cow lips, bush pig se­men, camel pe­nis por­ridge, boiled sheep tes­ti­cles and rat tail soup.

It may only feel like only yes­ter­day that Gemma Collins was cry­ing mas­cara stained tears while com­plain­ing of con­tract­ing malaria and Carl Fog­a­rty was be­ing crowned King of the Jun­gle.

How­ever, the ru­mour mill has gone into over­drive, as mem­bers of the pub­lic (and book­ies) at­tempt to guess who will fly­ing out to the Land of Oz.

Labour MP Si­mon Danczuk, ath­lete Iwan Thomas, TV chef Rustie Lee, chore­og­ra­pher Brian Fried­man, X Fac­tor re­ject Chloe Mafia, Em­merdale ac­tress Gemma Oaten, and TV per­son­al­ity and re­tired ath­lete Cait­lyn Jen­ner (for­merly Bruce Jen­ner) are some of the names be­ing bandied about.

It has also been re­ported by one news­pa­per that Watch­dog and The Weak­est Link host Anne Robin­son has been of­fered £750,000 to take part, while glam­our model Katie Price, who has al­ready ap­peared twice on the ITV show, in 2004 and 2009, is fan­cied to make it a hat-trick.

But ar­guably the most in­ter­est­ing name ru­moured to be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance is Paul Gas­coigne.

Up for the chal­lenge Ant and Dec present.

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