I`m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here is to start tomorrow - Sunday 15 November - on ITV.
Instead of being located in Australia, this - the 20th I`m A Celeb - will be located at Gwrych Castle, Abergele, Wales.
The show will be hosted, as usual, by Ant and Dec.
The celebrities taking part will be:
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Sir Mo Farah
Mo says: "It will be nice for people to see me doing something other than running."
When asked what he would miss the most while in the celebrity camp, he named "coffee", his wife and his children.
Vernon thinks that he'll be the "person to keep spirits up" while in the camp, and admits that he'll miss his family most.
In terms of her fears, Jessica points to "arachnophobia" a "fear of heights" and "just about every phobia".
"It will be nice for people to see me for who I am rather than my EastEnders character," she said.
"I am not a fan of spiders or confined spaces and I don't know what I am going to be like when I get there," she said.
"People think I am glamorous as I have played Liz for so long but I am not," she said of her iconic on-screen character.
She's most scared of "ghosts and insects" and will miss her dogs and her husband the most.
Giovanna has a fear of heights and admits that her legs "go wobbly".
She believes that her role in camp will be "Mum, friend and the giver of hugs".
"People see me with sparkles and fake tan but nobody knows what I am like," he said.
His dream campmate would be "any celebrity with an intriguing background".
Shane's fear is "human faeces", apparently. "If I see one, it is over! I am hoping the camp toilet will be enclosed."
Hollie thinks her role in camp will be the "cook" or a "shoulder to cry on".
Her dream camp mate would be Michelle Keegan, and she'll miss her "boyfriend, food and cats" the most.
"It's just easier to say what I am not scared of. I have so many phobias," he said.
Jordan also thinks that in camp he'll be the "entertainer" and the "tidy up person".
Any other members of the Community going to be watching?
What are your thoughts on the line-up ? the re-location?
Thanks for posting @Mi-Amigo. I have to say this is always one of my favourite winter TV shows.
As for it being in Wales this year, I doubt we will see the usual 'girls in bikini' shots. It will be cold and raining.
Apparently the Castle is said to be haunted.
There's a FB I'm a Celeb group, so I have been following that.
A lot of the members are from that area and have really welcomed the team to Abergele. Watching helicopters circling and flying overhead.
Pubs and shops have the show notices in their windows.
I have no idea what format it will take. They certainly wont be dropped from a helicopter into camp, nor have to make a boat and row across a river.
Also what about the high wire challenges? Will they be possible?
Never mind, they are giving us a show and that's all that matters.
As for the Celebs, I know most of them.
AJ Pritchard had Covid 19 3 weeks ago but has now tested negative.
Bring it on..
*The Game Is On*
Most of the first episode was introducing the celebs to us, although we did have a couple of trials.
5 people came in by helicopter and the other 5 arrived by road. No jumping
from helicopter though!
The first 5 made up of Shane, Bev, Mo, AJ and Hollie were on the ground and could see their backpacks hanging at various levels from a cliff
The other 5, Vernon, Jessica, Victoria, Jordan and Giovanna, were at the top of the cliff and had to abseil down and pick up 2 camp bags locked together after answering a couple of questions which unlocked the key.
Interesting to note those who had a fear of heights. Jordan, was vomiting into the bushes before the trial started.
Once all backpacks were released and were on the ground along with the abseiling team, they made their way to the castle where they were housed inside. No looking up at the moon and stars for this lot in Wales. They appeared to be housed in a large dungeon, with flaming torches for light
A fire had to be lit for cooking food (and heating the boiler for water) Vernon lit the fire just like you do when in the scouts...so he seems pretty handy.
Ant and Dec appeared to tell them about the first trial which they all took part in.
Each locked in a single cage and had to move stars along a track of metal using a stick and having to navigate the star up , down and round, until it reached the next person. Purpose, get 10 stars to the end which meant 10 meals for camp. Each person was showered with mealworms and cockroaches during the task..
The obvious weak link was Bev who had a stack of stars piled up which she was slow to move.
They managed 7.
The meal was rabbit and a few weird veg. Two refused to eat as they 'couldn't bear the thought of eating bunny rabbits'. Mo did a lot of the cooking with Vernon.
People voted for tonights trial, which includes snakes. Shane and Jordan (who seems to be a right wuss) are nominated to take part
A weird and different take from the jungle. I'm sure I will enjoy it, even though it's different.
*The Game Is On*
Thank you @Cleoriff for the great account of the opening night of I`m A Celebrity.
It seemed to me, from first impressions, that the celebrities are supportive and going to get along.
It remains to be seen whether that will continue - with Jordon being physically sick before descent of the cliff; and Beverely clearly cost the celebs extra food for camp by not being able to deal with the build up of stars in the first challenge.
Should be interesting viewing tonight when Shane and Jordon face the snakes in the Viper trial.
My feeling is they aren`t going to get that many stars for the meal tonight.
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I did forget to mention the funny part where Shane attempted to get into the hammock and fell straight back out of it
This Morning have just given us an update via Alison Hammond. Apparently they had over 12 million viewers last night. Even more than the opening night for last year.
She also was given a slight spoiler by the producers about the trial featuring Jordan and Shane. Nothing of the trial was shown but a lot of emphasis on Jordan, and his fear of doing it. Shane looked ok, Jordan was a quivering wreck. Apparently Twitter is trending that he will be the next Gillian McKeith.
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I agree that Jordon could well end up being chosen by viewers for more trials. Maybe we`ll get one of those memorable moments like Paul Burrell reaaching in amongst critters for stars.
I also reckon that out of the girls Bev might get chosen.
As for those who will go far, I`m betting on Mo, Shane and Vernon.
Not yet chosen my favourite to win - too early to say...
Looking forward to tonights. Snakes don`t worry me. Now rats - that`s a different matter and when they are in the trial, it`ll will be a behind the sofa time for me...