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

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

Who would have thought that I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! would be the televisual success that it has been – or indeed would still be attracting contestants to pit their wits against the harsh circumstances of the Australian outback?

Although hosts Ant and Dec have won multiple awards for their presenting prowess at various prestigeous ceremonies, it is the excruciating bush tucker trials that have become the hook for the viewers.

Every autumn a group of individuals with varying degrees of fame and fortune agree to share a camp fire environment for three weeks in tropical Australia and know that their only chance of eating anything other than rice and beans is to face their fears in a gruelling series of  bushtucker challenges.

Melanie Sykes

Attracting sportsmen and women, actors, presenters, entertainers and even politicians, gaugeing who'll win the show each year is a real head scratcher. As ever, personality is key in sharing such a claustrophobic world, as it is in Big Brother, but fears over the bushtucker trials are sometimes so engrained that egos often buckle under the pressure.

The public vote for their favourites while clearly a little sadistic in their desire to see well known names flail like anyone else, will reward those who at least show a willingness to face their fears even if they fail.

The winner has never been a fearless, hard nosed Tarzan or Jane, but an individual willing to support others in the camp, prepared to do their share of cleaning and cooking and  at least open to trying to conquer their fears.

When the show is on air, don't forget to check out all the latest odds to see how your favourite is faring with all the leading bokmakers.

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