I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here returned to UK TV screens on November 13, 2011. It is now November 1, 2012, and the show is about to kick off again.
This wacky reality show was never on our viewing list until a couple of years ago when somehow or other we watched part of one episode. Laugh? we thought we would choke we laughed so much.
So what is IACGMOOH about.
If they do not the celebs may not eat or if they do it may not be very appetising food. Most celebs lose plenty of weight during the series.
Perhaps they join in order to lose weight ??
You have to wonder why some do volunteer to go into the jungle. It has to be the chance of winning the Jungle Crown and its fee or for the publicity if it is not to shed weight fast.
The bush tucker trials are often disgusting. A trial could involve, eating live bugs and worms, eating cooked animal parts such as testicles and a penis, swinging high above the jungle and more.
The jungle camps are base 24/7. There is no going off to a hotel each evening. The show is on air every night for each series. There are various trials and such thrown at those taking part. Some find they cannot hack it.
The first episode in 2011 kicked off with the celebs dining in luxury before they were flown off to the Australian Jungle. The shows hosts Ant and Dec revel in the celebs pain. No sooner had IACGMOOH 2011 kicked off than some of the contestants were bottling it. Parachuting from a helicopter terrified some.
You have to wonder if they have never watched the show before. If that is not the case why volunteer? They must be desperate for an audience.
Last year's big name celebrity was Stephanie Powers. She knew few, if any, of her fellow contestants. The rest were comedian Freddie Starr, Lorraine Chase, Antony Cotton, Mark Wright, Willie Carson, Jessica Jane-Clement, Crissy Rock, Fatima Whitbred and Dougie Poynter. A fair few oldies then.
The first show ended with Freddie Starr and Mark Wright chosen for tonight's bush tucker trial. It was one called the greasy spoon. They were expected to eat and drink an obnoxious collection of critters and liquids.
It is easy to get hokked on the show. The show can be so very funny. Watching celebrities struggle to survive is strangely amusing and satisfying. As some celebrities let down their shutters we glimpse the real them.
The bush tucker trials tend to be hilarious, unless you are taking part, of course. A debate at work regarding the first episode showed we were all in agreement that it was such funny entertainment.
Of course it does depend each year who is taking part,
Gradually the number of celebs is reduced by the public vote. The ten were whittled down until the King or Queen of the Jungle 2011 was left alone. The journey to get there is character building for those taking part and hopefully hilarous for the audience at home.
Should any celebrity at any time feel that he or she has enough they can scream out I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE. That is what the viewers wait to see. Woe betide any celeb who displeases the audience. They will feel their wrath. When Gillian McKeith p*ssed the audience off they responded. She was voted for each trial, over and over, and over again.
Chin up clebs, you have been warned. Last year's King of the Jungle was Dougie Poynter. But who will wear the 2012 IACGMOOH crown?
From the sublime to the ridiculous