Featuring a star-studded lineup of celebrities, politicians and even royals about to enter the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Jungle What can this year’s participants expect from the camp when the new series of the gruesome ITV1 reality show begins on Sunday?
Web’s Sarah Packer has been granted exclusive access to the notoriously basic accommodations, revealing that Mike Tindall will be a world away from his usual luxuries as a member of the royal family – with freezing cold showers, cramped sleeping quarters and a toilet that’s essentially a hole wooden board.
Sarah was even treated to the delectable delights of a gruesome dining experience at the “World’s Worst Restaurant,” where she sampled hideous fermented duck egg and a dash of mixed camel testicles that left a foul odor that lingered for so long she was terrified of dealing with humans to speak.
With fans already pledged to vote for Matt Hancock for every bushtucker trial when the series kicks off Sunday, let’s hope he has a strong stomach.
Web’s chief showbiz reporter Sarah takes a look inside the show’s toughest camp yet…
Delicious! Web’s chief showbiz reporter Sarah Packer got a taste of one of ‘I’m A Celebrity’s’ most iconic challenges when she stuck herself in a fermented egg
I have no idea how Helen Flanagan and Myleene Klass made the famous jungle shower look so glamorous.
On Wednesday I attended I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Camped in Queensland, Australia and immediately saw the waterfall, site of some of the sexiest moments in series history.
However, after a tiny dip in the water I can report that it is really freezing, not overly clean and there is no privacy.
Jungle fever: Sarah has put on the camp uniform and posed in the dunny and on the legendary camp bridge
Stomach cramps: Sarah confessed she was confident about trying to eat while watching from the comfort of her sofa – but it was a very different kettle of fish when she tried it herself
Myleene and Helen should have won an Oscar for their acting, they made it look like an exotic shampoo ad.
I predict this year’s glam signing, ex-Love Islander Olivia Attwood, will pine for the day she sunbathes at the Mallorcan villa because conditions at camp are far from luxurious.
When the campfire is burning, you immediately smell of smoke, bugs want to bite you at every opportunity, and the toilet is a hole in a wooden board.
Delicious! Sarah tried a fermented duck egg washed down with a dash of mixed camel testicles
Get out of it! The egg that Sarah tasted when she visited the jungle set
Shocked: Sarah couldn’t hide her horror when a crew member revealed the dreaded fermented duck egg
For the first time ever, celebrities can sleep in a bunk bed and there really isn’t room, especially for a man of Mike Tindall’s physique.
And to top it off, there’s the Bush Tucker Trials.
After watching the show for the past 20 years, I’ve often thought confidently from my sofa, ‘I could do that.’
Camp Life: When the campfire is burning, it immediately smells of smoke, bugs want to bite you at every opportunity, and the toilet is a hole in a wooden board
Legend! Sarah excitedly met jungle icon Kiosk Kev – who will be handing out and holding back campmate’s goodies
Take place! Sarah tried out hosting tasks while sitting in presenters Ant and Dec’s seats trying out the bridge
But after being tricked into eating a fermented duck egg washed down by a shot of mixed camel testicles, which is just a taste of what celebrities like Matt Hancock are being challenged with, I changed my mind.
With no gum available I was so aware of my breath and the taste of rotting egg lingers in your mouth for hours afterwards.
I was afraid to speak to anyone in case my breath offended them.
ring ring! The campmates will be called from the phone booth during the daily challenge and occasionally from home
Still, I understood the post-meal trial euphoria that celebrities often talk about.
I used to think they were increasing their emotions but I won’t deny I was pretty pleased with myself for eating the ghastly snacks without throwing up.
I hope Mr Hancock has a strong stomach because I have a feeling he’s going to be a regular at the worst restaurant in the world.
Egg! Sarah predicted glam signing Olivia Attwood will yearn for the luxuries of the Love Island mansion
Queen of the Jungle! Sarah said she felt euphoric after completing the food challenge without vomiting