Fun Facts: I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

With this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here once again serving up gems, we take a look at some of the show’s secrets!

  • The show was originally going to be called ‘Get Me Out of Here – I’m A Celebrity!’ However, after much deliberation the producers switched it around. Somehow, it doesn’t quite sound right like that.
  • For celebrities joining the reality show, producers have developed an introduction pack. This introduction pack gives them an idea of what to expect on the show. Furthermore, those who make it through the pack are given what is known behind the scenes as ‘the talk of doom.’ Just to make sure everyone knows what they’re letting themselves in for!

  • Celebrities entering the jungle can only bring one luxury item from home with them and just three pairs of underwear! Originally, the number of underwear was meant to be limited to one but, we guess someone showed a moment of mercy.
  • The people who devised the show also wanted to ban the use of toilet roll and force the celebrities to use leaves instead. Of course, this is another editorial decision that didn’t make the cut!
  • In the first every series, deodorant was banned from the jungle. Only after the camera crew complained to producers, were the celebrities allowed to use deodorant!
  • Throughout their time on the show, I’m A Celebrity contestants are allowed just one phone call. Communication between the celebrities and even their agents is prohibited.

  • In Brian Harvey’s 2004 ‘House of Pies’ trial, over 1.5 million flies were used. Bred in special conditions which rendered them unable to fly, the flies did their job in making the singer physically sick.
  • While in the jungle, I’m A Celebrity contestants aren’t ever allowed to see the time. Even when the show’s presenters, Ant and Dec, visit the camp they cover their watches. This is in order to completely sever the contestants from reality!