I’m A Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here Episode 1 Review

I’M A CELEBRITY.. GET ME OUT OF HERE: Sunday 13th November, ITV1, 9pm

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat. Please put a penny in an ageing celebrity’s hat. I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here is now in its eleventh series and, rather like the majority of this year’s bunch, is starting to look a touch old but is still compulsory winter viewing.

As ever, the dubious list of participant has-beens had us all thinking that this was to be the worst year yet. But the eclectic bunch kept us entertained with a mix of foot-stomping diva fits, gutsy self-righteousness and most importantly, celebrity egos dipped in fish guts.

The “surpriseâ€? skydive was anything but “surpriseâ€? for audiences who have already suffered eleven series of the show, a shake-up could have been in order this year. And when will theses goons learn? If the audience see the whites of your eyes in that skydiving challenge or you throw a strop of ANY kind in episode one, you will be facing the first Bushtucker torture.

Resident whimps this year include Anthony Cotton of Corrie fame and Mark Wright, surprise Essex wuss. Right on cue, sadistic viewers voted Essex-boy Mark in for a tasty snack at the Greasy Spoon; the jungle’s infamous kangaroo-anus gobbling extravaganza.

Wright got a noticeably disproportionate amount of screen-time, no doubt to keep TOWIE fans pleased. But he was a surprisingly supportive and enthusiastic influence on camp. If he stomachs enough mealworms tonight, he could become an early favourite to take the jungle crown.

Busty babe, Jessica-Jane also began her mission to show audiences a “differentâ€? side to her model self and attracted plenty of down-top camera action. Eager viewers tweeted early words of support with viewer @BondyBo tweeting “I’m loving Jessica.. Finally not a dumb Model..â€?

Ant and Dec were also back doing what they do best. The links in this year’s series are as entertaining as ever and their cherubic faces break up the action with enough regularity to prevent it becoming a Big Brother style bore.

Tune in tonight to see Mark and Freddie Starr scoffing horrendous treats.

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