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

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Genre Reality television
Developed by Granada Television (now part of ITV Studios)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Running time 60–90 minutes
Original channel ITV
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Original release 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 14th UK series was aired in 2014, with another one due to air at the same time the following year.

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, Australia, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Sweden, United States, Denmark and Romania.[1]

As of 2014, the UK and German versions are still in production and the Hungarian version returned. An Australian version began airing in 2015, with filming taking place in South Africa.[2]


  • Filming location 1
  • Criticism 2
  • I'm a Celebrity series 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Filming location

On location in the 'Jungle' Dungay in north eastern NSW, Australia.

The UK, the German and the 2003 U.S. versions 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. However the first series of the show was filmed on a smaller site in Cairns, Queensland.

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


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."[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

In November 2014, TV presenter Chris Packham wrote an open letter to Ant & Dec asking them to end "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, He described the trials as "out of date" and "silly".[6]

I'm a Celebrity series

Legend:      In production  


No longer airing  

Country Local title Filming location Network Series and winners Presenters
Australia I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here![7] Kruger National Park, South Africa Network Ten

Season 1, 2015: Freddie Flintoff
Season 2, 2016: Upcoming season

Julia Morris
Chris Brown[8]
Denmark Jeg Er En Celebrity… Få Mig Væk Herfra![9] TV3 Season 1, 2015: Gustav Salinas Jakob Kjeldbjerg[10]
Lasse Rimmer
France Je suis une célébrité, sortez-moi de là ! Teresópolis, Brazil TF1 Season 1, 2006: Richard Virenque Jean-Pierre Foucault
Christophe Dechavanne
Germany Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! Murwillumbah, Australia RTL Television

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

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

Balázs Sebestyén
János Vadon
India Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Taman Negara, Malaysia Sony Season 1, 2009: Mona Wasu Mini Mathur
Yudhishthir Urs
Netherlands Ik Ben Een Ster, Haal Me Hier Uit![11] Suriname RTL 5 Season 1, 2014: Mathijs Vrieze Jan Kooijman
Nicolette Kluijver[12]
Romania Sunt celebru, scoate-mă de aici![13] Kruger National Park, South Africa Pro TV Season 1, 2015: Cătălin Moroşanu Cabral Ibacka
Mihai Bobonete
Sweden Kändisdjungeln 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! Cairns, Queensland, Australia (2002)
Murwillumbah, 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: Gino D'Acampo
Series 10, 2010: Stacey Solomon
Series 11, 2011: Dougie Poynter
Series 12, 2012: Charlie Brooks
Series 13, 2013: Kian Egan
Series 14, 2014: Carl "Foggy" Fogarty
Series 15, 2015: Upcoming series

Main show
Ant & Dec

ITV2 spin-off
Joe Swash (2009–)
Laura Whitmore (2011–)
David Morgan (2015–)
United States I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Murwillumbah, Australia (2003)
Costa Rica (2009)

ABC (2003)
NBC (2009)

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

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

See also


  1. ^ "ITV Studios Takes I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! To Denmark and Romania". ITV 2015-01-26. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Channel 10 to film I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!". 7 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Sherwin, Adam (2003-05-09). "I'm an MP ... get me into the newspapers". London: The Times. 
  4. ^ "'"CBS loses fight to stop US version of 'I'm a Celebrity.... Brand Republic. 2003-01-14. 
  5. ^ 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!), January 13, 2008
  6. ^ "'"Chris Packham asks Ant and Dec to end 'animal abuse. BBC News. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "I’m a Celebrity heads to Oz". C21 Media. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "TV jungle gets real for Channel 10 but are celebs in or out?". Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
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  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "PRO TV prezinta: I`m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, show-ul care va schimba in 2015 televiziunea din Romania". 2014-12-08. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 

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