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

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I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
GenreReality television
Developed byGranada/LWT (now part of ITV Studios)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Running time60–105 minutes
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original release25 August 2002 (2002-08-25) – present (present)

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is a reality TV series in which a number of celebrities live together in a jungle environment for a number of weeks. They have no luxuries, and compete to be crowned "King" or "Queen of the Jungle".

The show was originally created in the United Kingdom by the factual programmes department of ITV's then London franchise, London Weekend Television and developed by a team including James Allen, Natalka Znak, Brent Baker and Stewart Morris. The first episode aired on 25 August 2002. It is now produced by ITV Studios and has been licensed globally to countries including the United States, Germany, France, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Romania, Australia and India.[1]

Filming location[edit]

On location in the 'Jungle' Dungay in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. (April 2004)

The UK, German and the 2003 US versions of the series take place in New South Wales, Australia, at a permanently-built up camp in Dungay near Murwillumbah.[2] However the first UK series of the show was filmed on a smaller site at King Ranch, near Tully, Queensland, in Australia.[3]

The Australian series is filmed in Kruger National Park, South Africa.[4][5]

Other versions of the show have been filmed in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Suriname, Indonesia and Malaysia.


This series has been criticised by the UK former 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."[6]

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.[7]

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 RSPCA Australia 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 and the two celebrities involved were not prosecuted for animal cruelty despite being charged with the offence 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 killing of living creatures for human entertainment.

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.[8]

In November 2014, TV presenter Chris Packham wrote an open letter to Ant & Dec asking them and ITV to end the "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. He described the trials as "out of date" and "silly".[9]

International versions[edit]

Colour:      Currently airing        Upcoming season        No longer airing  

Country Local title Filming location Network Series and winners Presenters
 Australia I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here![10] South Africa Kruger National Park, South Africa Network Ten

Season 1, 2015: United Kingdom Freddie Flintoff
Season 2, 2016: Brendan Fevola
Season 3, 2017: Casey Donovan
Season 4, 2018: Fiona O'Loughlin
Season 5, 2019: Current season

Julia Morris
Chris Brown[11]
 Denmark Jeg Er En Celebrity… Få Mig Væk Herfra![12] TV3 Season 1, 2015: Gustav Salinas Jakob Kjeldbjerg[13]
Lasse Rimmer
 France Je suis une célébrité, sortez-moi de là ! Brazil Teresópolis, Brazil (2006)
South Africa Kruger National Park, South Africa (2019)
TF1 Season 1, 2006: Richard Virenque
Season 2, 2019: Upcoming season
Jean-Pierre Foucault (2006)
Christophe Dechavanne (2006)
Laurence Boccolini (2019)
 Germany Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! Australia Dungay, New South Wales, Australia RTL

Season 1, Early 2004: Greece Costa Cordalis
Season 2, Late 2004: Désirée Nick
Season 3, 2008: United Kingdom Ross Antony
Season 4, 2009: Ingrid van Bergen
Season 5, 2011: Peer Kusmagk
Season 6, 2012: Denmark Brigitte Nielsen
Season 7, 2013: Joey Heindle
Season 8, 2014: Melanie Müller
Season 9, 2015: Maren Gilzer
Season 10, 2016: Menderes Bağcı
Season 11, 2017: United States Marc Terenzi
Season 12, 2018: Jenny Frankhauser
Season 13, 2019: Current season

Sonja Zietlow
Daniel Hartwich (2013–)
Dirk Bach (2004–2012)
 Hungary Celeb vagyok ... ments ki innen! Argentina Aristóbulo del Valle, Argentina (2008)
South Africa Kruger National Park, South Africa (2014, 2017)
RTL Klub

Season 1, October 2008: Mariann Falusi
Season 2, Oct–Nov 2008: Andrea Keleti
Season 3, October 2014: Zsolt Erdei
Season 4, Oct–Nov 2014: Andrea Molnár
Season 5, Nov–Dec 2017: Péter Kabát

Balázs Sebestyén (2008, 2014)
János Vadon (2008, 2014)
Ramóna Kiss (2017–)
Peti Puskás (2017–)
 India Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Malaysia Taman Negara, Malaysia Sony Season 1, 2009: Mona Wasu Mini Mathur
Yudhishthir Urs
 Netherlands Ik Ben Een Ster, Haal Me Hier Uit![14] Suriname Suriname RTL 5 Season 1, 2014: Mathijs Vrieze Jan Kooijman
Nicolette Kluijver[15]
 Romania Sunt celebru, scoate-mă de aici![16] South Africa Kruger National Park, South Africa Pro TV Season 1, 2015: Cătălin Moroşanu Cabral Ibacka
Mihai Bobonete
 Sweden Kändisdjungeln Malaysia Taman Negara, Malaysia TV4 Season 1, 2009: Karl Petter Bergvall David Hellenius
Tilde de Paula
 United Kingdom I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Australia Tully, Queensland, Australia (2002)
Australia Dungay, New South Wales, Australia (2003–present)

Series 1, 2002: Tony Blackburn
Series 2, 2003: Phil Tufnell
Series 3, Early 2004: Kerry Katona
Series 4, Late 2004: Joe Pasquale
Series 5, 2005: Carol Thatcher
Series 6, 2006: Matt Willis
Series 7, 2007: Christopher Biggins
Series 8, 2008: Joe Swash
Series 9, 2009: Italy Gino D'Acampo
Series 10, 2010: Stacey Solomon
Series 11, 2011: Dougie Poynter
Series 12, 2012: Charlie Brooks
Series 13, 2013: Republic of Ireland Kian Egan
Series 14, 2014: Carl "Foggy" Fogarty
Series 15, 2015: Vicky Pattison
Series 16, 2016: Scarlett Moffatt
Series 17, 2017: Georgia "Toff" Toffolo
Series 18, 2018: Harry Redknapp
Series 19, 2019: Upcoming series

Main show
Declan Donnelly
Anthony McPartlin (2002–2017)
Holly Willoughby (2018)
ITV2 spin-off
Joe Swash (2009–)
Scarlett Moffatt (2017–)
Joel Dommett (2017–)
 United States I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Australia Dungay, New South Wales, Australia (2003)
Costa Rica Costa Rica (2009)

ABC (2003)
NBC (2009)

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

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ITV Studios Takes I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! To Denmark and Romania". ITV Studios.com. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  2. ^ Fickling, David (20 November 2004). "Local residents in Australia unimpressed with ITV's I'm a Celebrity". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The real picture - The Guardian - guardian.co.uk". www.theguardian.com. 6 September 2002. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ Gusmaroli, Danielle (8 February 2015). "I'm A Celebrity I'm out of Here! Olympian Liesel Jones is first star voted out of the south African jungle after opening up about her weight issues". Daily Mail Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Channel 10 to film I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!". news.com.au. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ Sherwin, Adam (9 May 2003). "I'm an MP ... get me into the newspapers". The Times. London.
  7. ^ "CBS loses fight to stop US version of 'I'm a Celebrity...'". Brand Republic. 14 January 2003.
  8. ^ YouTube: Frontal21 (German television ZDF): Die Wahrheit – Ich bin ein Star holt mich hier raus (The Truth about I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!), 13 January 2008
  9. ^ "Chris Packham asks Ant and Dec to end 'animal abuse'". BBC News. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  10. ^ "I'm a Celebrity heads to Oz". Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  11. ^ "TV jungle gets real for Channel 10 but are celebs in or out?". news.com.au. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  12. ^ "I'm a Celeb for Denmark, Romania". C21media.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "ITV Studios Global Entertainment Takes I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! To The Netherlands". ITV Studios. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  15. ^ "RTL – ..EN ONTDEK". pressroom.rtl.nl.
  16. ^ "PRO TV prezinta: I`m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, show-ul care va schimba in 2015 televiziunea din Romania". ProTV.ro. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.

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