I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2017
Since it first aired in 2002 I'm a Celebrity has proven to be a hugely successful reality show where celebrities including Mark Wright, Jason Donovan, Dougie Poynter, Myleene Klass and Katie Price (aka Jordan) are dropped into a remote part of Australia and compete to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.
To win food and treats a celebrity chosen by the public must undertake a challenge such as the bush tucker trial or a physical task (usually involving creepy crawlies or snakes).
The ‘camp’ is based in the Australian rain forest which is 10,500 miles from Britain, two hours from Brisbane and just outside the small town of Murwillumbah. The ‘famous’ I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! bridges that allow Ant & Dec to enter camp hang at 19m at their highest point above the jungle floor. The first ever episode transmitted on ITV1 on the 26th of August 2002 and attracted an audience of 6.3 million. There are approximately 500 members of the crew ranging from security, runners, producers, catering and editors.
In return for their appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, the celebrities are asked to nominate a charity to which the producers, ITV Studios, make donations. The celebrities themselves are also paid a fee to compensate them for possible loss of earnings while they are in the jungle. The producers of the show keep the precise details of the celebrities' contracts private, prompting much speculation from the media. The money is raised by allowing viewers to vote by phone, text message or the "red button" (a colloquialism popular in the UK for TV interactive services) for the celebrity they would like to complete a "Bushtucker Trial" — a physical task usually involving snakes, spiders or other creepy-crawlies found in the jungle — and, later in each series, to vote for the celebrity they would like to see win the show. The last remaining celebrity after all others have been evicted is declared the winner of the show, and is branded "King/Queen of the Jungle".
After the edition of 2016, the jungle has a new queen: TV personality and radio host Scarlett Moffatt, who triumphed over actor Adam Thomas and stand-up comedian Joel Dommett to win this year's series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. "I feel dizzy. I can't believe it," she star said, after presenters Ant and Dec announced she had topped the public vote. "Never did I ever think this would happen."
Moffatt, who is usually seen alongside her mother and father taking aim at the week's TV on Gogglebox, not only proved she could make it on her own in the jungle, she even wanted to go back for more. "I might be the only person who ever says this but I wish I could do it all again," she said, as she received a floral wreath from 2015 winner Vicky Pattison. "I've never felt so happy, which is weird because I hate camping."
The format is successful worldwide and there have been versions of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in India, USA, Germany, Hungary, France and Sweden.