I’m A Celebrity… South Africa campmates revealed

In a live announcement during this evening’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Ant & Dec revealed the first group of celebrities participating in the upcoming reality show, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa. The new show, set to air from April, will feature memorable campmates from previous seasons of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, now facing the challenges of the South African wilderness.

The launch episode will include notable personalities such as boxing champion Amir Khan, Diversity dancer & DJ Jordan Banjo, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympic athlete Fatima Whitbread, former royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, supermodel Janice Dickinson, and music legend Shaun Ryder.

Just like the Australian version of the show, more celebrities are set to join the series, but their identities will remain a secret until the show’s premiere.

I’m A Celebrity…South Africa promises to push its contestants to the brink, with a harsher environment and more demanding challenges than its Australian counterpart. Instead of a public vote, the celebrities will compete directly against one another for the title of the first-ever ‘I’m A Celebrity Legend.’

Though the series will pay homage to the original Australian jungle format, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa promises unexpected twists and turns to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Hosted by Ant and Dec, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! first premiered in the United Kingdom in 2002. Produced by ITV Studios, the show quickly gained a massive following and has since become a staple of British television. The series is known for its welcome sunshine in the winter months on our screens. The format sees a group of celebrities living together in a remote jungle location, normally in Australia, although the 2020 and 2021 series were filmed in Wales due to COVID-19 restrictions.

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa will air on ITV1 and ITVX from April 2023