I'M A CELEBRITY SOUTH AFRICA CONFIRMS LAUNCH DATE
I'm A Celebrity...South Africa sees the return of some of the most memorable campmates in the brand new setting of South Africa. The series launches on Monday 24th April and consists of 15 episodes, airing on weeknights for 3 weeks.
They survived the Australian jungle, but South Africa is an even harder proposition which will push them to their limits and test them like never before. The challenges are bigger and tougher and the environment harsher and more unforgiving.
With no public vote, they will be competing against each other in a battle to become the first ever 'I'm A Celebrity Legend'.
Below are the names of the celebrities entering camp in the launch episode;
Boxing Champion – Amir Khan
“[I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!] helped me overcome my phobia of spiders and snakes. It also made me tougher as a person and I’m determined this time not to be soft when it comes to the Trials!"
Diversity Dancer & DJ – Jordan Banjo
“How many people get the chance to do it twice? A series with different campmates from over the years sounds pretty cool and my fellow Diversity dancers are excited to see me suffer again!”
Former Coronation Street Star – Helen Flanagan
“I am not saying I am going to go in and be a jungle warrior and be absolutely amazing because I will not. Yes I will be scared but I will have a go and I will be a lot better than last time!”
TV Presenter – Carol Vorderman
“Doing I’m A Celebrity changed me a lot and I can’t wait to take part in this new series. I loved everything about I’m A Celebrity [the first time round].” Adding “We’ve still got a WhatsApp group! [from 2016].”
Olympic Athlete – Fatima Whitbread
“I learnt a lot about myself in the Australian camp and I know there will be some life size characters and life size egos in South Africa too! But what a great experience it is going to be.”
Former Royal Butler – Paul Burrell
“I loved doing it the first time around and to be asked again is very special. It’s like coming into the final of the jungle Olympics. I had to eat kangaroo testicles in Australia and I am expecting everything to be bigger in South Africa.”
Ex-England Cricketer – Phil Tufnell
“I am one of the lucky few to have gone in the jungle and experienced it all and that’s what appealed to me when they phoned up to ask me to take part again. I said yes immediately.”
Supermodel – Janice Dickinson
“I’m coming back for more fun, more camaraderie and to see if I can get along with everyone.” Adding “You never know what’s going to jump up and bite your ass.”
Music Legend – Shaun Ryder
“All I can remember about the Trials is eating a lot of penises, testicles and eyeballs!” Adding “I could have stayed another year in Australia. I loved living outside in the camp and I had a proper laugh with my fellow celebrities. I know going to South Africa will be a great adventure. I can’t wait to do it.”
There will be many more celebrities taking part in the series but viewers will have to watch to find out who they are and when they will enter camp. Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I'm A Celebrity...South Africa is a uniquely different series so viewers can look forward to lots of unexpected twists and turns.
I'm A Celebrity South Africa airs on ITV1 and ITVX.