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

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I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
GenreReality television
Developed byGranada Television (now part of ITV Studios)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Production
Running time60–90 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelITV
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original run25 August 2002 (2002-08-25) – present
 
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This article is about the international reality television franchise. For the UK version, see I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (UK TV series). For the U.S. version, see I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (U.S. TV series). For the Australian version, see I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (Australian TV series).
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
GenreReality television
Developed byGranada Television (now part of ITV Studios)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Production
Running time60–90 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelITV
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original run25 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.

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, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States.

As of 2014, the UK and German versions are still in production and the Dutch and Hungarian versions returned. An Australian version has been announced for 2015 to be filmed in Africa.[1]

Filming location[edit]

On location in the 'Jungle' Dungay in north eastern NSW

The UK, the German and the 2003 U.S. version 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.

Popularity and criticism[edit]

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."[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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".[5]

I'm a Celebrity series[edit]

Legend:      In production        No longer airing  

CountryLocal titleFilming locationNetworkSeries and winnersPresenters
Australia AustraliaI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here![6]South Africa Kruger National Park, South AfricaNetwork TenSeason 1, 2015: Current seasonJulia Morris
Chris Brown[7]
Denmark DenmarkJeg Er En Celebrity… Få Mig Væk Herfra![8]TV3Season 1, 2015: Upcoming seasonJakob Kjeldbjerg[9]
France FranceJe suis une célébrité, sortez-moi de là !Brazil Teresópolis, BrazilTF1Season 1, 2006: Morocco Richard VirenqueJean-Pierre Foucault
Christophe Dechavanne
Germany GermanyIch bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!Australia Murwillumbah, AustraliaRTL Television

Season 1, Early 2004: Greece Costa Cordalis
Season 2, Late 2004: Désirée Nick
Season 3, 2008: United Kingdom Ross Antony
Season 4, 2009: Ingrid van Bergen
Season 5, 2011: Peer Kusmagk
Season 6, 2012: Denmark 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 HungaryCeleb vagyok ... ments ki innen!Argentina Aristóbulo del Valle (Misiones), Argentina (2008)
South Africa 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: Molnár Andrea

Balázs Sebestyén
János Vadon
India IndiaIss Jungle Se Mujhe BachaoMalaysia Taman Negara, MalaysiaSonySeason 1, 2009: Mona WasuMini Mathur
Yudhishthir Urs
Netherlands NetherlandsIk Ben Een Ster, Haal Me Hier Uit![10]Suriname SurinameRTL 5Season 1, 2014: Mathijs VriezeJan Kooijman
Nicolette Kluijver[11]
Romania RomaniaSunt celebru, scoate-mă de aici![12]South Africa Kruger National Park, South AfricaPro TVSeason 1, 2015: Upcoming seasonCabral Ibacka
Mihai Bobonete
Sweden SwedenKändisdjungelnMalaysia Taman Negara, MalaysiaTV4Season 1, 2009: Karl Petter BergvallDavid Hellenius
Tilde de Paula
United Kingdom United KingdomI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!Australia Cairns, Queensland, Australia (2002)
Australia Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia (2003–present)
ITV

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: Italy Gino D'Acampo
Series 10, 2010: Stacey Solomon
Series 11, 2011: Dougie Poynter
Series 12, 2012: Charlie Brooks
Series 13, 2013: Republic of Ireland Kian Egan
Series 14, 2014: Carl "Foggy" Fogarty

Main show
Ant & Dec

ITV2 spin-off
Joe Swash (2009–)
Laura Whitmore (2011–)
Rob Beckett (2012–)
United States United StatesI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Australia Murwillumbah, Australia (2003)
Costa Rica Costa Rica (2009)

ABC (2003)
NBC (2009)

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

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

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