Ten to run local version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here in 2015

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!Network Ten has signed on for a local version of a popular reality TV show which sees personalities, sports people and reality TV stars put into a hostile environment and made to complete a series of challenges to earn food.

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here is being produced for the network by ITV Studios. Whilst international versions of the show are filmed in the Australian rainforest, however the local version will be filmed in Africa.

Ten has been looking for a blockbuster reality show to help bolster its ailing ratings, with recent attempts such as So You Think You Can Dance underwhelming. A version of the show has been running in the UK since 2001, whilst  there is also a long running franchise in Germany and the Netherlands.

Ten’s chief programming officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here is a big, noisy and spectacular show for all the family and an incredible live reality television event. It will be a massive production, set in an amazing location in Africa. We cannot wait to get our celebrities in the jungle.

“I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is a smash hit in the UK, where its most recent season launched with 13.5 million viewers, making it the UK’s most watched entertainment show.”

The show was created for ITV in the UK and is now distributed internationally by ITV Studios. It is famous for its ‘bush tucker trials’, where contestants are asked to perform risky and gross-out stunts in order to win food tokens.

ITV Studios Australia managing director, Anita Jacoby, said: “Network Ten is backing an international success story with I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

“After 13 huge seasons in the UK and eight massive seasons in Germany – and with both countries now gearing up for their next series – I’m a Celebrity is one of the longest-running, biggest and most successful formats in the world.”

No hosts or contestants have yet been announced, with the series to go to air in 2015.

Former Happy Monday’s front man Shaun Ryder takes on a bush tucker challenge:



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