Mince pies are back in the shops and the John Lewis advert has appeared on our screens. That can only mean one thing- everyone’s favourite reality show is back! There are so many reasons to love this show: from Ant and Dec’s banter to camera, the celeb breakdowns during the bush tucker trials and the fights back in camp.
This year, Ant’s potential no-show was a huge talking point after going into rehab, so it was a relief to have him back and even making jokes about it.
There’s an interesting mix of “celebrities” this year including the camps first vlogger. Stanley (Boris Johnson’s dad) is shaping up to be this year’s most lovable celeb as he’s truly baffled about modern culture and what the others actually do. For example, he asked Jack whether he vlogged about global warming and what E4 was.
There are so many reasons to love this show: from Ant and Dec's banter to camera, the celeb breakdowns during bush tucker trials and the fights back in camp
If you were expecting a shakeup of the show you’d be disappointed as the format is largely the same as in previous years. However, it works. It still manages to make some great commentary about what has happened during the year (case in point: Donald Hump the camel and the Battle for 10 Downing creek challenge).
There are always plenty of funny moments whether in camp or during a trial, such as when Amir Kahn completely lost it and forfeited the challenge after accidentally pulling a snake from a box. You can definitely expect more as the hunger gets stronger and delirium starts to set in.
The only negative for me so far was when the camp separated for 2 nights. Although it was a one off I felt it stagnated the action.
Overall, it’s a great pick to watch with housemates and is a true guilty pleasure in the countdown to Christmas.