*Christopher Biggins won I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2007* Ant and Dec return as 10 more famous faces leave behind their loved-ones and lavish lifestyles to spend three weeks in the Australian outback. TV's toughest reality show is back - and series seven promises to be harder than ever as the celebrities tackle the elements, nasty creatures, food rations and, most importantly, each other in a bid to be crowned king or queen of the jungle. Along the way, the celebrities will have to face the dreaded Bushtucker Trials. And if eating a kangaroo's anus wasn't bad enough, this year's challenges are set to be a whole lot worse. As usual, viewers will get the chance to vote for their victims and, ultimately, the show's winner. Past series of I'm A Celebrity have given us some of TV's most memorable moments. Who could forget the look of terror on Paul Burrell's face as he put his hand in a cave full of creepy crawlies? Or royal correspondent Jennie Bond being buried alive in a coffin overrun with rats? Last year's series served up many more highlights and saw former Busted singer Matt Willis being crowned King of the Jungle, joining previous winners Tony Blackburn, Phil Tufnell, Kerry Katona, Joe Pasquale and Carol Thatcher. Famous names reported to be taking part this year include ex-Hollyoaks actress Gemma Atkinson, Apprentice star Katie Hopkins and ex-EastEnders actor Marc Bannerman. Alongside the nightly ITV1 show, Matt Willis and fiancee Emma Griffiths will have all the gossip live from Australia on ITV2's sister show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here Now!, with Mark Durden-Smith presenting here in the UK. For up-to-date news on who's coping with camp - and who's reached breaking point - log on to whatsontv.co.uk.
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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