Julia Morris and Chris Brown can’t wait to push a fresh group of intrepid, or perhaps foolhardy, celebrities out of their comfort zones in Africa
JUNGLE JUICE FROM BEHIND THE SCENES WITH I’M A CELEBRITY HOSTS JULIA MORRIS AND CHRIS BROWN
If any of the rumours are true, then the new season of I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! will be a cracker. Ten’s celebrity torture show, which takes famous people out of their comfort zones for our entertainment, is back for a fourth season.
Tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic, The Nanny star Fran Drescher and singer Shannon Noll are just a few of the big personalities tipped to be on a plane to South Africa.
In this Q&A with Play, hosts Julia Morris and Chris Brown reflect on three years of jungle hijinks. What have you learned after three seasons of relocating to South Africa? Julia: I have learned you can never really be prepared for the jungle. It tests you all day every day. It is intense and manic and draining and wonderful. Nothing can prepare you for that. Chris: One thing I wish I’d done from the start is to learn to get to bed at 7pm. We’re up at 2.30am every morning, so that means going to bed when it’s still light. Any packing tips that you wished you knew back before season one? Julia: I worked out there is no need for fancy frocks. There are so many for me to choose from when I get there. The rest of the time it’s shorts and tees. Chris: I always bring electrolytes because you sweat all day. I also wear a singlet underneath my shirts because it’s already 35C in the morning when we’re live (crossing to Australia). I know you’re sworn to secrecy, but how do you think the producers can top last year? Julia: The casting is such an intricate process and the team at Ten and ITV always get it right, so I’m beside myself to find out who is going in. Chris: I know there are a couple of celebrities that the bosses are really excited about, and they seem quite comfortable with who we’ve got from overseas. They always seem to have a few surprises up their sleeves. If you weren’t the host of the show, would you accept an invitation to the jungle? Julia: I am not sure I could take it. The food alone would have me ready to kill. I admire everyone with the guts to go in. Having a front-row seat for the many happenings in camp, is there anything in particular you wish the celebrities would do or alternatively stop doing? Julia: I always want the celebrities to get on with bringing up subjects they feel passionate about. It’s such a unique opportunity to let Australia know how you feel about things. Chris: I wish they would take better care of the long-drop toilet. Every single day we walk straight past it and it’s never managed well. It always smells horrific. On the flip side, I love it when they try to get away with stuff – that classic Aussie defiance of authority. After three seasons, do you think are there any concerns about the celebrities getting too savvy about the show and its challenges? Julia: Our celebrities can think they have the game sewn up but living the experience is very different to watching it. Stamina helps. What do you think your African spirit animal is? Julia: I am the hippo. They are always smiling, protect their young and look harmless but are the most dangerous animal alive. Watch your back. I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! premieres on Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 10
THURSDAY JANUARY 25 2018
Hosts Julia Morris and Chris Brown are all set for the new season of I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!