I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (Australian TV series)

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I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
I'm a Celebrity - Australian version.jpg
Genre Reality television
Created by Granada Television (now part of ITV Studios)
Based on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Presented by Chris Brown
Julia Morris
Country of origin United Kingdom, Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 125 (as of 12 March 2018)
Production
Production location(s) Kruger National Park,
in South Africa
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Production company(s) ITV Studios Australia
Release
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1 February 2015 – present
External links
Website
Production website

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (occasionally shortened to I'm a Celebrity) is an Australian reality television series on Network Ten which is based on the British television show of the same name.[1] The series sees celebrities living in the jungle with few creature comforts and compete in various challenges to earn meals and other luxuries. The celebrities compete for $100,000 to be donated to their chosen charity. The series is set in Kruger National Park, South Africa,[2][3] and is hosted by Julia Morris and Chris Brown.[4]

On 16 July 2015 the series was renewed for a second season,[5] which premiered on 31 January 2016.[6] The second season was accompanied by the companion series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Now!. It aired on Eleven following each episode of the main series, hosted by comedian and former season one contestant Joel Creasey and The Bachelor Australia 3 contestant Heather Maltman.[7] I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Now! did not air after the main show in later seasons due to low viewing rates. On 1 August 2016 the series was renewed for a third season with Morris and Brown returning as hosts,[8] which premiered on 29 January 2017. A fourth season commenced on 28 January 2018 and concluded 12 March 2018.

A fifth season has been announced and will air in 2019.[9]

Format[edit]

The premise of the show is that there is a group of well known personalities living together in a specially constructed camp site in a jungle. During their time in the jungle they are isolated from the outside world and are not commonly aware of outside events. The contestants compete for $100,000 to be donated to a charity of their choosing, in addition to being personally reimbursed for their participation.[10] While in the jungle, some of the contestants (generally voted by the viewing public) compete in challenges for food and luxuries for the camp. These challenges often involve local wildlife and are meant to take the contestants out of their comfort zone. Each week one or more of the contestants are evicted from the jungle, based on viewer votes. In addition, if the contestants become overwhelmed by their situation they can leave the series by speaking the phrase "I'm a celebrity get me out of here!". However, it is reported that if contestants do quit they will have their income for participating in the series markedly reduced.[11] Throughout the show, additional contestants (called "intruders") enter the competition; and beginning with season two, some contestants are only included temporarily (i.e. having a guest appearance).[12] In the end, a final viewer vote occurs to determine the winner of the series, who is given the title of "King and/or Queen of the Jungle".

Tucker trials[edit]

The contestants take part in daily trials to earn food. These trials aim to test both physical and mental abilities. The winner is usually determined by the number of stars collected during the trial, with each star representing a meal earned by the winning contestant for their camp mates.

Celebrity chest challenges[edit]

Two or more celebrities are chosen to take part in the celebrity chest challenge to win luxuries for camp. Each challenge involves completing a task to win a chest to take back to camp. However, to win the luxury item in the chest, the campmates must correctly answer a question. If they fail to answer correctly, the luxury item is forfeited and a joke prize is won. The luxury item is "donated" by a celebrity from the outside.

Secret mission[edit]

This is a challenge where some celebrities have to take part without alerting the other celebrities - if they are successful in their 'missions', they are rewarded.

Mystery box[edit]

A mystery box sees a box delivered to the campsite, each time containing a different gift for the contestants.

Production[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The show is broadcast Sunday to Thursday at 7.30 pm, with a weekly eviction show on Sunday (except for the first week, where the celebrities arrive in the 'jungle'). All shows are presented by Julia Morris & Chris Brown from a nearby studio. The program is live to AEDT States (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory), in other states the program is delayed to accommodate local time zones.

The fallout zone[edit]

In addition to the television broadcast, for the first season a live feed from the camp site aired for an hour after the AEDT airing of the show on Ten's website and mobile app, titled The Fallout Zone but more commonly referred to as FOZ. The content of feed was available on the website after the fact so viewers in other states could watch the show after their airing of the main show. The feed was hosted by comedian Sam Mac and producer Ciaran "The Butcher" Flannery, also known as "The C-Word". On 8 and 12 March 2015, producer Dominic "The Domin8or" Sullivan filled in during Flannery's absence. The duo interact with viewers through Twitter, using the hashtag #FOZ. Mac and Flannery have no control over the shots used in the stream which has resulted in one episode featuring a 20-minute shot of a waterfall and, on 16 February 2015, a 15-minute conversation featuring a sound technician looking for Bob being picked up. On 5 March 2015 the show famously featured audio problems during which Mac and Flannery's voices fluctuated between chipmunk and Darth Vader filters for the first thirty minutes. The show's theme song is Highway to the Fallout Zone sung by Sam Mac. The show did not return for the second season.

Public voting[edit]

Throughout the show the public votes on who competes in the following tucker trial and who to evict from the campsite. Viewers can either vote via SMS (by texting the name of the celebrity to 1995 1010) or vote via Social Media (namely Facebook or Twitter) by using the celebrity's hashtag (#celeb[name]). Voting via social media is limited to 20 votes per account. For tucker trial voting, viewers vote for celebrity they wish to compete. For eviction voting, viewers vote for a celebrity to stay. Voting closes at approximately 7:30pm AEDT for Sunday's eviction vote and at approximately 8pm AEDT for voting on other days.

Prior to the premiere of the second season, it was announced that the voting process would change slightly compared to the inaugural season. SMS voting wil be used for both trial and eviction voting while Twitter voting will be used exclusively for trial voting. This change was implemented to even the playing field between celebrities with a larger international fan base (who are more likely to receive Twitter votes from said fan base) and celebrities with a smaller fan base who are only known in Australia.[13] However, this decision was later reversed, allowing Twitter and Facebook votes for the finals.[14]

Series overview[edit]

Winners crowned King or Queen of their respective year.

Key:

     King of the Jungle
     Queen of the Jungle
Season Presenters Start date End date Days in camp Campmates Honour places
Winner Second place Third place
1 Chris Brown and Julia Morris 1 February 2015 (2015-02-01) 15 March 2015 (2015-03-15) 45 14 Freddie Flintoff Barry Hall Chrissie Swan
2 31 January 2016 (2016-01-31) 13 March 2016 (2016-03-13) 45 12 Brendan Fevola Paul Harragon Laurina Fleure
3 29 January 2017 (2017-01-29) 13 March 2017 (2017-03-13) 46 14 Casey Donovan Dane Swan Natalie Bassingthwaighte
4 28 January 2018 (2018-01-28) 12 March 2018 (2018-03-12) 45 15 Fiona O'Loughlin Shannon Noll Danny Green

Series results[edit]

Key
     Winner – King or Queen of the Jungle
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Late arrival
     Evicted
     Withdrew

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

Celebrity Known for Day Entered Day Exited Result
United Kingdom Freddie Flintoff England and Wales cricketer 17 45 Winner
Australia Barry Hall Former AFL forward 1 45 Runner-up
Australia Chrissie Swan Television & radio broadcaster 1 45 Third Place
United States Maureen McCormick The Brady Bunch actress 1 42 Evicted 11th
Australia Joel Creasey Comedian 1 41 Evicted 10th
Australia Anna Heinrich The Bachelor Australia star 10 41 Evicted 9th
Australia Julie Goodwin Chef & cookbook author 17 40 Evicted 8th
Australia Merv Hughes Former test match cricketer 1 39 Evicted 7th
Australia Tyson Mayr Model 1 38 Evicted 6th
Australia Andrew Daddo Television & radio presenter 1 31 Evicted 5th
Australia Lauren Brant Hi-5 singer 1 24 Evicted 4th
Australia Laura Dundovic Miss Universe Australia 2008 1 17 Evicted 3rd
Australia Tim Robards The Bachelor Australia star 10 17 Evicted 2nd
Australia Leisel Jones Olympic swimmer 1 10 Evicted 1st

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

Celebrity Known for Day Entered Day Exited Result
Australia Brendan Fevola AFL full-forward 1 45 Winner
Australia Paul Harragon Former NRL prop forward 1 45 Runner-up
Australia Laurina Fleure The Bachelor Australia 2 star 1 45 Third Place
Australia Anthony Callea Singer-songwriter 1 42 Evicted 9th
Australia Shane Warne Retired international cricketer 2 41 Evicted 8th
Australia Havana Brown DJ 1 40 Evicted 7th
Australia Jo Beth Taylor Television presenter 1 39 Evicted 6th
Australia Val Lehman Prisoner actress 1 38 Evicted 5th
South Africa Dean Geyer Glee actor 1 31 Evicted 4th
United Kingdom Bonnie Lythgoe So You Think You Can Dance Australia judge 1 24 Evicted 3rd
Australia Akmal Saleh Comedian 1 17 Evicted 2nd
Australia Courtney Hancock Ironwoman 1 10 Evicted 1st

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

Celebrity Known for Day Entered Day Exited Result
Australia Casey Donovan Singer-songwriter (Australian Idol Winner) 1 46 Winner
Australia Dane Swan AFL Legend 1 46 Runner-Up
Australia Natalie Bassingthwaighte Singer & Actress 1 46 Third Place
Australia Nazeem Hussain Comedian 1 45 Evicted 11th
Australia Steve Price Radio Shock Jock 1 42 Evicted 10th
Australia Lisa Curry Olympic Swimmer 1 41 Evicted 9th
Australia Ash Pollard My Kitchen Rules contestant 1 40 Evicted 8th
United States Carson Kressley TV Personality 25 39 Evicted 7th
Australia Tegan Martin Beauty Queen 1 38 Evicted 6th
Australia Keira Maguire The Bachelor Australia 4 star 19 35 Evicted 5th
United Kingdom Kris Smith TV Personality & Model 2 35 Evicted 4th
Australia Tziporah Malkah Former Model 2 31 Evicted 3rd
New Zealand Jay Laga'aia Actor & Singer 1 24 Evicted 2nd
United States Tom Arnold Hollywood Actor 1 17 Evicted 1st

Season 4 (2018)[edit]

Celebrity Known for Day Entered Day Exited Result
Australia Fiona O'Loughlin Comedian 1 45 Winner
Australia Shannon Noll Singer 1 45 Runner-up
Australia Danny Green Boxer 7 45 Third place
United Kingdom Vicky Pattison Reality TV Star (I'm a Celeb UK, Winner) 17 44 Evicted 10th
Australia Simone Holtznagel Model 1 41 Evicted 9th
Australia Peter Rowsthorn Actor & Comedian 1 40 Evicted 8th
Australia Jackie Gillies Psychic & Reality TV Star 1 39 Evicted 7th
Australia Josh Gibson AFL Player 1 38 Evicted 6th
United Kingdom Paul Burrell Former Royal Butler (I'm a Celeb UK, Runner Up) 17 37 Evicted 5th
Australia Lisa Oldfield Reality TV Star 24 34 Evicted 4th
Australia David Oldfield Former Politician 24 30 Evicted 3rd
Australia Kerry Armstrong Actress 1 23 Evicted 2nd
United States Tiffany Darwish Singer 1 16 Evicted 1st
Australia Anthony Mundine Boxer 2 12 Withdrew
Australia Bernard Tomic Tennis Player 1 3 Withdrew

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere Finale Source
Premiere date Premiere viewers
(Opening Night)
Rank Premiere viewers
(Welcome to the Jungle)
Rank Finale date Finale viewers
(Grand final)
Rank Finale viewers
(Winner announced)
Rank
1 31 1 February 2015 (2015-02-01) 1.199 4 1.136 5 15 March 2015 (2015-03-15) 0.999 8 1.144 3 [15][16]
2 31 31 January 2016 (2016-01-31) 1.324 3 1.081 5 13 March 2016 (2016-03-13) 0.719 8 0.858 6 [17][18]
3 32 29 January 2017 (2017-01-29) 1.103 7 0.963 8 13 March 2017 0.989 6 1.056 2 [19][20]
4 31 28 January 2018 (2018-01-28) 1.274 4 1.108 5 12 March 2018 0.684 11 0.804 8 [21][22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result Refs.
2016 Logie Awards of 2016 Best Reality Program I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Nominated [23]
2017 Logie Awards of 2017 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Nominated [24]
2018 Logie Awards of 2018 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Nominated

Lawsuit[edit]

In June 2017, Tom Arnold filed a lawsuit against Network Ten and A List Entertainment for defrauding him for being on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. Arnold claims that he was promised a payment of $425,000 and a comedy tour in Australia, however he was missing $140,000 in payment and that Network Ten backed out of the comedy tour.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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