I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

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I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Genre Reality television
Developed by Granada Television (now part of ITV Studios)
Starring Ant & Dec
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Running time 60–90 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Original run 25 August 2002 (2002-08-25) – present

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is a reality television game show series in which up to 12 celebrities live together in a jungle environment for a few weeks. They have no luxuries, and compete to be crowned king or queen of the jungle. The first episode aired in August 2002 and a 13th UK series was aired in 2013.

The show was originally created in the United Kingdom by the Manchester-based Granada Television and developed by its London subsidiary LWT for ITV. It is now produced by ITV Studios and has been licensed globally to countries including France, Germany, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States. As of 2014, the UK and German versions are still in production.

Filming location[edit]

On location in the 'Jungle' Dungay in north eastern NSW

The UK, the German and the 2003 U.S. version of the series take place in Australia, at a permanently built up camp at the edge of a sub-tropical rain forest that extends from Numinbah Nature Reserve and Springbrook National Park.

Popularity and criticism[edit]

This series has been criticized by the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Tessa Jowell. In an interview with the Financial Times during the second UK series, she said, "If they weren't mostly – save their blushes – has-been celebrities, there might be more interest [...] I think that if we saw many more programming hours taken over by reality TV, I hope you'd begin to see a viewers' revolt."[1]

In 2002, CBS, broadcaster of the popular American reality show Survivor, unsuccessfully sued ABC and Granada TV over a planned American version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, alleging similarities.[2]

The show's use of live insects and other living creatures in the bushtucker trials has led to some public criticism of the show and its producers and those involved in the programming. This issue was highlighted during the 2009 UK series, where celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo killed, cooked and ate a rat. The Australian RSPCA investigated the incident and sought to prosecute D'Acampo and actor Stuart Manning for animal cruelty after this episode of the show was aired. ITV was fined £1,600 and the two celebrities involved were not prosecuted for animal cruelty despite being charged with the offense by the New South Wales Police. This incident did, however, highlight among certain groups such as Buglife, a British charity for the conservation of insects, and the RSPCA, the controversy surrounding the use of living creatures for human entertainment. It also raised concerns with these groups that people may attempt to recreate the bushtucker trials with their own pets at home.

There has been criticism that the producers pretend that the celebrities have to live in "dangerous" jungle even though they are in a controlled environment, with some of the scenery being artificial, e.g. a pond and a small waterfall.[3]

I'm a Celebrity series[edit]

Legend:      Still in production        Returning        No longer airing  

Country Local title Filming location Network Series and winners Presenters
France France Je suis une célébrité, sortez-moi de là ! Brazil Teresópolis, Brazil TF1 Season 1, 2006: Morocco Richard Virenque Jean-Pierre Foucault
Christophe Dechavanne
Germany Germany Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! Australia Murwillumbah, Australia RTL Television

Season 1, Early 2004: Greece Costa Cordalis
Season 2, Late 2004: Germany Désirée Nick
Season 3, 2008: United Kingdom Ross Antony
Season 4, 2009: Germany Ingrid van Bergen
Season 5, 2011: Germany Peer Kusmagk
Season 6, 2012: Denmark Brigitte Nielsen
Season 7, 2013: Germany Joey Heindle
Season 8, 2014: Germany Melanie Müller
Season 9, 2015: Upcoming season

Sonja Zietlow
Daniel Hartwich (2013–)
Dirk Bach † (2004–2012)
Hungary Hungary Celeb vagyok ... ments ki innen! Argentina Aristóbulo del Valle (Misiones), Argentina RTL Klub

Season 1, October 2008: Hungary Mariann Falusi
Season 2, Oct-Nov 2008: Hungary Andrea Keleti

Balázs Sebestyén
János Vadon
Lilu
India India Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Malaysia Taman Negara, Malaysia Sony Season 1, 2009: India Mona Wasu Mini Mathur
Yudhishthir Urs
Netherlands Netherlands Bobo's in the bush

Indonesia Borneo, Indonesia (2003–04)
Brazil Brazil and Argentina Argentina (2005)

Yorin (2003–04)
RTL 5 (2005)

Season 1, 2003: Netherlands Danny Rook
Season 2, 2004: Netherlands Anouk van Nes
Season 3, 2005: Netherlands Ferri Somogyi

Matthias Scholten (2003–04)
Manuëla Kemp (2005)
Ik Ben Een Ster, Haal Me Hier Uit![4] Suriname Suriname RTL 5 Season 1, 2014: 20 April[5] Jan Kooijman
Nicolette Kluijver
Sweden Sweden Kändisdjungeln Malaysia Taman Negara, Malaysia TV4 (Sweden)
MTV3 (Finland)
TV 2 (Norway)
Season 1, 2009: Sweden Karl Petter Bergvall David Hellenius
Tilde de Paula
United KingdomUnited Kingdom I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Australia Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia ITV
TV3 (Republic of Ireland)

Series 1, 2002: United Kingdom Tony Blackburn
Series 2, 2003: United Kingdom Phil Tufnell
Series 3, Early 2004: United Kingdom Kerry Katona
Series 4, Late 2004: United Kingdom Joe Pasquale
Series 5, 2005: United Kingdom Carol Thatcher
Series 6, 2006: United Kingdom Matt Willis
Series 7, 2007: United Kingdom Christopher Biggins
Series 8, 2008: United Kingdom Joe Swash
Series 9, 2009: Italy Gino D'Acampo
Series 10, 2010: United Kingdom Stacey Solomon
Series 11, 2011: United Kingdom Dougie Poynter
Series 12, 2012: United Kingdom Charlie Brooks
Series 13, 2013: Republic of Ireland Kian Egan

Main show
Ant & Dec

ITV2 spin-off
Joe Swash (2009–)
Laura Whitmore (2011–)
Rob Beckett (2012–)
United States United States I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Australia Murwillumbah, Australia (2003)
Costa Rica Costa Rica (2009)

ABC (2003)
NBC (2009)

Season 1, 2003: United States Cris Judd
Season 2, 2009: Philippines Lou Diamond Phillips

John Lehr (2003)
Damien Fahey (2009)
Myleene Klass (2009)

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