I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is finally back with contestants as big as Nick Knowles, John Barrowman and Anne Hegerty and trials bigger and better than last year. However, this year, I’m A Celeb has a twist as Ant and Dec, the dynamic duo that hosts the show is incomplete. Instead of Ant, who still continues his sabbatical, Dec is joined by This Morning’s star Holly Willoughby as she makes her debut in the jungle.
Sadly though, despite the brilliancy of the contestants this year and the humour Harry Redknapp provides alone, it is just not the same. Ant and Dec and the chemistry and back and forth banter is one of the main reasons I and many others watch the show and, without Ant, there is a massive hole in my heart this year. It is just not the same and I hate to say it but Holly just tries too hard to be funny and unfortunately, it is just not working.
How about the trials? This year, we hit it off with a big one as we saw Emily Atack enter into a box underground that was filled with 50 snakes; the most snakes ever used on an I’m a Celeb trial. And that’s not everything. As Emily was attempting to find a star, one of the baby snakes took a bite at her, leading to Emily leaving the star and only receiving 9/10. However, still better than others in the past!
The camp has finally settled in, but this won’t be lasting for long as later this week we will see Noel Edmonds enter into the jungle. As possibly one of the most extroverted and perhaps even controversial characters of the jungle, I am excited to see how the dynamics will shift.
Tune into ITV every night for the next three weeks at 9pm to see a jam-packed hour of Harry Redknapp’s anecdotes, Anne Hegerty placed out of her comfort zone and the beautiful singing of John Barrowman.