|I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!|
|Developed by||Granada Productions|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||60 - 90|
|Original channel||ITV1 (plus STV, UTV & TV3)
|Original run||25th August 2002 – Present|
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here is a reality television game show series in which "celebrities" live together in a jungle environment with few luxuries, competing to win a cash prize for charity.
Originally developed in the United Kingdom by Granada Television for ITV and first shown in 2002, it is now produced by Granada Productions and licensed globally to countries including France, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States.
In return for their appearance, celebrities nominate a charity to which Granada Television makes donations. The celebrities are paid a fee to compensate for loss of earnings. The producers keep the details of contracts private. The money is raised by allowing viewers to vote, by phone, text message or TV interactive service, for the celebrity to complete a "Bushtucker Trial" – a physical task usually involving snakes, spiders or other animals – and, later each series, for the celebrity they would like to see win. The last celebrity, after others have been evicted, is the winner and named King or Queen of the Jungle.
Winners of the UK show are: Tony Blackburn in 2002, Phil Tufnell in 2003, Kerry Katona in 2004, Joe Pasquale also in 2004, Carol Thatcher in 2005, Matt Willis in 2006, Christopher Biggins in 2007, Joe Swash in 2008, and, most recently, Gino D'Acampo in 2009.
The final of the second, third and fourth UK series were seen by 12.73, 14.99 and 11.43 million people. The show helped singer Peter Andre revive his career in 2004. However, it has come under fire:
Controversy over voting arose during the sixth series of the show when Toby Anstis was eliminated. It was revealed that both he and EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney had polled the bottom two amount of votes and that viewers had to vote again to save their favourite of the two. However many fans argue that this was not made clear. In the following days, The Sun ran an article that revealed Anstis' eviction had been the result of a mix-up which happened on the interactive "red button" vote – people normally use this to keep their favourites in the show, but it asked which one they wanted to vote out instead of in. When ITV bosses realised their mistake, they shut the service down, but Anstis' eviction sparked fury amongst fans.
The first season of the American version was originally aired by ABC in 2003. John Lehr was the host, and the ten contestants were Cris Judd, Melissa Rivers, "Stuttering" John Melendez, Bruce Jenner, Tyson Beckford, Maria Conchita Alonso, Downtown Julie Brown, Nikki Schieler Ziering, Alana Stewart, and Robin Leach. Judd won the series, with Rivers in second place, and Melendez placing third.
NBC bought the series, and the second season started on 1 June 2009, from Costa Rica. Myleene Klass and Damien Fahey were the hosts, and the original cast included Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Sanjaya Malakar, John Salley, Janice Dickinson, Stephen Baldwin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Torrie Wilson, Frangela, and Patricia Blagojevich . Daniel Baldwin joined the cast in a later episode, and after Spencer and Heidi's final exit, Heidi's sister, Holly Montag, joined the cast. Lou Diamond Phillips was the winner of season two.
The winners of the series were Costa Cordalis (singer), Desiree Nick (actress), Ross Antony (singer, dancer, and moderator), and Ingrid van Bergen (actress).
The Spanish series "Soy famoso ¡sacadme de aquí!". La Siete (Group Telecinco). Is the British version with Spanish subtitles.
Je suis une célébrité, sortez-moi de là! is the French version of the series. The series contained just French celebrities with no foreigners and only had one season. The series follows the same version as their British counterparts however instead of the jungle being located in Australia it is instead broadcast from Teresópolis Brazil, and aired on French terrestrial channel TF1. Season One started in April, 2006. The shows hosts are Jean-Pierre Foucault and Christophe Dechavanne who are there to provide light relief.
12 contestants, 14–28 April 2006:
|Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans|
|Delphine de Turckheim|
The title for the Dutch version is Bobo's in the bush, "bobo" is popular slang for a rich and influential person.
The Hungarian title is Celeb vagyok ... ments ki innen!. The shows hosts are Balázs Sebestyén, János Vadon and Lilu.
The Indian variant of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here was called Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao and was shot at Taman Negara, Malaysian rain-forest.
The show opened with ten celebrities, namely, Marc Robinson, IshQ Bector, Chetan Hansraj, Akashhdeep Saigal, Shweta Tiwari, Anaida, Mona Wasu, Aman Verma, Fiza and Palak (Gurmeet Kaur)on 13 July 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television and was hosted by Mini Mathur and Yudishthir Urs.
|Mona Wasu||TV Actress||Day 1||Day 54||1st|
|Chetan Hansraj||Model, Actor||Day 1||Day 54||2nd|
|Anaida||Model, Singer||Day 1||Day 54||3rd|
|Akashh Deep Saigal||Model, Actor||Day 1||Day 52||4th|
|Jay Bhanushali||Television Actor||Day 22||Day 50||5th|
|Aman Yatan Verma||Actor, Presenter||Day 1||Day 47||6th|
|Kashmira Shah||Actress||Day 37||Day 46 (Quit)||7th|
|Marc Robinson||Fashion Choreographer||Day 1||Day 44||8th|
|Chitrashi Rawat||Actress||Day 22||Day 40||9th|
|Mika Singh||Punjabi Singer||Day 22||Day 33||10th|
|Negar Khan||Actress||Day 13||Day 26||11th|
|Palak Kaur Johal||3rd Runner-Up in Roadies- Hell Down Under||Day 1||Day 19||12th|
|Shweta Tiwari||TV Actress||Day 1||Day 13 (Quit)||13th|
|Fiza Chand Mohammed||Chand Mohammed Case||Day 1||Day 12||14th|
|IshQ Bector||Hip-Hop Singer||Day 1||Day 5||15th|
The Swedish series is called Kändisdjungeln (The Celebrity Jungle). It started on September 11, 2009 for 16 episodes. The show's hosts are David Hellenius and Tilde de Paula. The show was filmed in the jungles of Malaysia and the contestants first point of meeting up was in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
The contestants are:
|Mikkey Dee||45||Motörhead Drummer|
|Bengt Frithiofsson||70||Wine Expert|
|Ann Söderlund||37||Presenter and Journalist|
|Catarina Hurtig||35||Royal Correspondent|
|Jannike Bjorling||42||Former Model|
|Katarina Hultling||54||Sports Reporter|
|Karl Petter Bergvall||26||Farmer, Reality TV Star|