I’m a Celebrity will return to British TVs on Sunday and it promises to raise the stress levels of its stars like never before.
Presenters Ant and Dec have worked out a plan to ensure the 10 latest celebrities to enter the competition are given the bumpiest introduction ever with critters and creepy crawlies en masse.
Ant who with Dec will front the ITV show for the 21st time, said: ‘This year is going to be tougher than ever.
Presenters Ant and Dec have worked out a plan to ensure the 10 latest celebrities to enter the competition are given the bumpiest introduction ever
‘All the celebrities will face gruelling challenges on their way to the castle to win the keys to the Castle.’
This year’s celebrities are Pop Star and Presenter Frankie Bridge, ex BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin, music producer Naughty Boy, TV host Richard Madeley, Olympic gold medallist Matty Lee, Paralympic gold medal winner Kadeena Cox, footballer David Ginola, choreographer Arlene Phillips, Radio 1Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy and Emmerdale star Danny Miller.
Four of the first celebrities to be put to task in the first programme will be Louise, Naughty Boy, Snoochie and Danny, as revealed by MailOnline.
All eight celebrities are then forced to endure the last trial of the first show – ‘Turrets of Terror’, a huge three level structure positioned in front of Gwrych Castle
Viewers will see them ‘Walk the Plank’ on a scaffolding over a disused quarry with a drop of several hundred feet. The celebs will have a bungee rope attached to ensure their safety.
Dec confirmed the four who will be going head to head and in this first challenge on Sunday.
Louise will face Danny and Naughty Boy you will face Snoochie.
Dec added : ‘The winning team will get to pick which two celebrities from the other group will represent them in the next challenge.’
Ant said the team that wins the keys will have access to main camp in the Castle, with a bed, a warm fire and a meal on Sunday.
He added that the losers will be banished to the ‘Castle Clink’ and be on basic rations.
Frankie Bridge undergoing the ‘Turrets of Terror’. She and Richard Madeley are chosen as team leaders
‘Not the place you want to be,’ he said.
It was revealed that Danny was petrified when he realised a helicopter would airlift him with the three celebs to the quarry.
He said the helicopter terrified him and told producers: ‘The last thing I want to do is be sick all over the celebrities.’
He was given a sick bag as a safety measure during the journey to the quarry.
The 21st I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! will be at Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales for the second year.
The ten celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the surroundings of the castle and Welsh countryside, with a whole host of surprises created just for them.
The first programme will see David, Arlene, Matty and Kadeena in the Welsh forest where Arlene reads out to everyone a message found on a laminate.
This year’s celebrities include Radio 1Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy, pictured attached to a bungee rope for a challenge
The message says: ‘Celebrities, Welcome to Wales! You four will now go into battle, and play your part in trying to win the keys to the Castle.
‘By winning the keys, you will have access to the Castle’s main camp, with a bed, a warm fire and a meal tonight.
‘The losers will be banished to the Castle Clink where you will be on basic rations.’
The celebrities battle it out in pairs, David and Arlene vs Kadeena and Matty.
Snoochie Shy and Naughty Boy ‘Walk the Plank’ on a scaffolding over a disused quarry with a drop of several hundred feet
There were two flare boxes, one red and one yellow. They had to lie on the ground and put their arms into hell holes, they then had to pass a tool to each other to try and unlock the flare in the quickest time.
All eight celebrities are then forced to endure the last trial of the first show – ‘Turrets of Terror’, a huge three level structure positioned in front of Gwrych Castle.
Turning their attention to Turrets of Terror, Ant said: ‘Hanging high in the air between the two turrets are two giant keys. The first celebrity to make their way to the top and grab their key will win.
Team captains Frankie Bridge and Richard Madeley. Ant who with Dec will front the ITV show for the 21st time, said: ‘This year is going to be tougher than ever
Ant tells the celebs: ‘Each Turret is made up of three floors with stairs leading to the next level.
‘However, to get to the next level you need to go through a locked gate. On each floor you must retrieve the keys to unlock the three padlocks to open each gate.
‘When you get to the roof of the turret you must use your lance to hook your key and drag it over to you. The first celebrity to retrieve their key has won.’
The final two celebs Richard Madeley and Frankie Bridge are chosen as team leaders.