Posted by: Mark on January 25, 2014
I’m a celebrity………….get me out of here first aired on UK TV screens in 2002, the show was aired on ITV and hosted by comedy duo Ant and Dec. The concept show is to place 12 celebrities into the middle of the Australian Jungle and leave them to fend for themselves with very basic rations. The camp set up is extremely basic, far from the lavish settings that the celebs are used to, beds would consist of hammocks or sleeping beds, due to the location – the beds have to be checked regularly for snakes, spiders and any other type of insect that is found in a jungle enviroment.
Entrance into the jungle has always been a challenge in itself, previous years have seen contestants skydiving into the jungle and then to navigate themselves to the camp. Entrance to the camp last year was slightly different. The starting line up of contestants was 6; the contestants were then split into 2 groups of 3. The groups then had to skydive onto a beach, once they had landed – they had to work together answering clues which would lead them to a new celebrity to join their group, once the 3 new celebrities have joined the group – the team have to race to the finish line, where a boat took the winning group to the camp, the losing team had to then navigate themselves to the camp.
Last year’s celebrities included Westlife band member Kian Egan, Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter, Reality Star Joey Essex, Eastenders Actress Laila Morse, Snooker player Steve Davies, Fashion Designer David Emmanuel, Talkshow host Matthew Wright, Olympic Swimming Rebecca Adlington, Miss Universe contestant Amy Willerton, Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, the contestants were joined a few days later by Annabel Giles and Vincent Simone.
The public would choose a member of the camp to undertake the daily task, the tasks vary every day. The daily tasks have included being placed into a dark tunnel, with no light available – in which the contestant has to search for stars, but the twist is – they aren’t alone in the tunnel, they are joined by rats, cockroaches and any other type of insect imaginable.
One very scary task last year involved Kian, Alfonso and the Plank of Peril. The Plank of Peril task involved two planks of wood hanging side by side, high up in the sky. The task required a huge amount of trust and teamwork, the celebrity that took on the role of obtaining the stars hanging overhead had to walk the plank blindfolded whilst being direction by their fellow team-mate, whilst the task was in progress – the production team set of distracting bangs – to which Alfonso ignored perfectly. Alfonso successfully retrieved all the stars, but just as they started to relax – the plank went from underneath Alfonso and he fell towards the ground, only saved by his bungee cord.
Controversy has plagued the camp this year regarding contraband – to the extent that Amy was warned by the producers that if she did not give up all her contraband – the entire camp would not get their meals, treatment of fellow camp members, some camp members not being eligible in taking on a particular task and whether there was some sort of communication from inside the camp to family and friends back in the UK.
Early from the start Joey Essex was favourite to be crowned King of the Jungle, he was chosen for a majority of the tasks and attacked these tasks full on – without complaint; he has been recorded as the most successful camp mate to collect the most amount of stars during his tasks. Joey was eventually voted off the show – much to everyone’s shock.
The final of I’m a Celebrity 2013 was between Kian and David, both of which became firm favourites with the public, their last task seen them eat a variety in order for them to receive a 3 course meal afterwards, the items they had to eat included fish eyeballs, live cockroaches and a pigs penis to name but a few, they were rewarded with smoked salmon, pizza, steak and a cheeseburger.
Kian was voted as the King of the Jungle in 2013. After being crowned as the new King, he spent the evening with his loved ones and enjoyed the luxury that he is used too.
So, why do people continue watching I’m a Celeb? The comedy factor of watching a celebrity they don’t like suffer is one of the main reasons. Whatever the reason, I’m a celeb is here to stay and will be back in 11 months.
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Posted by: Mark on June 3, 2013
Posted by: Mark on February 20, 2013
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Posted by: Mark on November 26, 2012
In the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s most people watched soaps- soap operas were mostly watched by females who often lived their lives through the soap, then at the turn of the millennium came the beginning of reality TV – starting with Popstars – which eventually formed Hearsay.
Reality TV is currently at its peak, you either love it or loathe it. What makes reality TV so addictive is the way we get to see other people’s lives and see how different they are compared to our own. Reality television demonstrates how real people react to different scenarios; fear, romance, embarrassment and anger. These shows are a hot topic of everyday life, social media becomes taken over with status updates – because someone is still in X-Factor, or in the staff room, wherever you go – reality TV programs will be mentioned. Did you see all the posts about Rylan yesterday? Do you think he should have gone? Is he a good singer? If you said yes to the last question, I have another – are you deaf?
What most people like about reality TV is when celebrities “get involved”, these are people we watch on TV or listen to on the radio, add a few people with “status” or a bit of money , place them into a house together (Big Brother) or in the jungle (I’m a celebrity…..get me out of here!) without their entourage of stylists etc. and see how these people survive. We love to watch celebrities out of their comfort zone, away from all the “necessities” of everyday life and to be able to see how they react in situations beyond their control and whether they will cope well or breakdown under the pressure. It’s quite good fun to watch anyone eating cockroaches or covered in maggots but when it’s a celebrity that makes it even better in my book, what do you think?
So, whether we are watching people skating on the ice, eating bugs, camping in the Australian outback, as a nation we love it and reality television will always continue to feature in the news, magazines and most importantly on our televisions.
Have you noticed what these shows have in common, especially the ones on ITV? That’s right it’s viewer competitions. This guest post was supplied by http://www.itvcompetitions.co.uk/, the site primarily provides questions, answers & links to popular UK television competitions (alongside some other comps & offers).
Posted by: Mark on September 12, 2012
Here’s some nice pics of cute and fluffy otters, enjoy.
To see more pics like this visit http://dailyotter.tumblr.com/
Posted by: Mark on September 3, 2012
And the winner is:
Could John please email his postal address to us.
To help you win more competitions, I have created a quick video which you can view here on youtube.
Posted by: Mark on September 2, 2012
Made another video, check it out below
Posted by: Mark on August 31, 2012
Do you remember the sunglasses competition, to win those lovely Bloc sunglasses?
Well the competition is closing today.
I think the sunglasses would go great with a nice family holiday to somewhere like Florida, what do you think? I have found a nice Florida family holiday competition for you it includes: Flights, transfers and even theme park tickets for the whole family. Fun in the sun!
There are loads of competitions closing today, like this one from Best of the Best. Not sure if they hold a free competition every month, like their supercar competitions. They are giving away Two supercars this month.
Make sure you check your emails on Monday because that’s when the sunglasses winner will be announced.
Posted by: Mark on August 26, 2012
Just made a video for our Youtube channel, do you like it?