A brand new all-stars version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is set to be filmed in South Africa, running in addition to the usual annual ITV programme.
And with 230 celebrities having competed across 20 series, MailOnline predicts which memorable contestants could try their luck again in the spin-off.
Viewers delighted in watching Gillian McKeith scream with terror as she faced trial after trial after trial, bringing back barely any food which led to rising tensions in the camp back in 2010.
Extra jungle fun: A brand new all stars version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is set to be filmed in South Africa, with MailOnline predicting which memorable contestants could try their luck again in new South Africa camp (Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly pictured)
But it was clear the stars were thrilled when Gillian was forced to pull out of the trial for ‘fainting,’ with Linford Christie taking her place and earning close to a full house.
It’s been disputed down the years whether Gillian’s faint was real, with Britt Ekland declaring: ‘She’s maybe as good of an actress as I am.’
The writer proved to be one of the series’ standout stars as she was exposed for smuggling condiments into camp using specially-made underwear.
I’m A Celebrity’s third instalment is thought by many to be the one that took it from popular reality show to ITV juggernaut, as it saw the birth of the one of the most iconic marriages in celebrity history.
What happened? I’m A Celebrity 2010 is remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment Gillian McKeith fainted on live television
Blossoming: I’m A Celebrity’s third instalment saw the birth of Peter Andre and Katie Price’s romance and later marriage
I quit! Gemma Collins (left) quit series 14 after just two days in camp while Lady Colin Campbell (right) didn’t hold back when it came to her time in the jungle, clashing with her campmates
Who could forget singer Peter Andre and glamour model Katie Price (known then as Jordan) falling in love in front of viewers’ eyes.
Despite being from polar opposite worlds, they went onto marry a year after leaving the show, before divorcing in 2009.
Stacey Solomon won in 2010, while her fiancé Joe Swash coincidentally also took on the winning title in 2008, before going on to host the Extra Camp after show.
Despite admitting she ‘could be like Bear Grylls’ once she got into the jungle, TOWIE star Gemma Collins struggled to make it that far, as she broke down in tears mere seconds after stepping into the helicopter in 2014.
After eventually arriving in the jungle, Gemma failed to settle in the camp life, admitting she was convinced she had malaria, and quit after just two days.
Before they met! Stacey Solomon won in 2010, while her fiancé Joe Swash coincidentally also took on the winning title in 2008, before going on to host the Extra Camp after show
‘Best $40 I ever spent!’: Myleene Klass was the breakout star of the 2006 series thanks to her white bikini and shower scenes
What is she doing? In series 12 Helen Flanagan reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try
Thanks to the inclusion of Lady C, 2015’s I’m A Celebrity was the show’s most tumultuous yet, as she repeatedly argued with stars Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne before dramatically quitting the show.
She didn’t hold back in sharing her views on the stars, and even refused to take part in trials simply out of spite.
2006 saw the birth of an I’m A Celebrity staple – the bikini shower scene – as singer Myleene Klass made headlines with her incredible white two-piece as she cleaned herself under the jungle shower.
Soap star Helen Flanagan reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try, causing tension in the camp as the celebrities went without food for nearly 10 days.
Struggling: Series two star Danniella Westbrook quit the show after just nine days in 2003
First man: Series One in 2002 saw Radio 1 DJ crowned winner after two weeks in the camp, in a series that is viewed tame by today’s standards
Hilarious: Stanley Johnson revealed that his now-prime minister son Boris had no idea he was heading onto the ITV reality show in 2017
But it seemed miracles could happen in the jungle, as Helen magically overcame her fears during her sixth trial Deadly Delivery which saw her bring back 12 stars for the camp, in 2012.
EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook quit the show after just nine days in 2003 after begging viewers to vote her out, admitting she’d rather be in Holloway Prison then spend another day in the camp.
The third series saw a record-breaking 14 million viewers watch Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona be crowned series champion, making her the show’s first Queen of the Jungle.
Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt, who started watching the show as a ten-year old girl, was named Queen of the Jungle in 2016.
New look: The ITV show relocated to Gwrych Castle in Wales in 2020 due to Covid restrictions
Stanley Johnson revealed that his now-prime minister son Boris had no idea he was heading onto the ITV reality show in 2017.
DJ Tony Blackburn rose above the petty rows of the debut series, and after winning the hearts of viewers with his love of logs, 11 million saw him be crowned the first King of the Jungle in 2002.
A brand new all stars version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is set to be filmed in South Africa.
The new stand alone show will run in addition to the usual annual ITV programme – which is set to return to the Australian jungle this year after two years in Wales – and is likely to air next summer.
Channel bosses have signed up Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 46, to host the show and legendary contestants from the past will compete, taking part in trials while living in camp.
Down Under: Prior to 2020 celebrities jetted to Australia for three weeks of sunshine in the jungle camp
A source told MailOnline: ‘The team behind I’m A Celebrity are making a brand new spin off of the hit series featuring the most loved, favourite campmates from previous years.
‘The campmates will be doing trials and living in the camp environment, but with fresh and exciting new twists, and they will have a hand in their own destiny through a series of internal votes and challenges.
‘The new edition is likely to air in 2023 but before that viewers will get to enjoy the show’s much anticipated return to Australia in November.’
The spin-off won’t have any sort of public vote as in other series.
A source told MailOnline: ‘The show is still very much based in the world of I’m A Celebrity – the camp mates will be doing trials and living in the camp environment, but with fresh and exciting new twists on the format.
Struggling: Covid restrictions meant the last two series relocated to not so sunny Wales in the depth of winter, which saw some stars like Arlene Phillips struggling to cope with the cold
‘The camp mates will have a hand in their own destiny through a series of internal votes and challenges.’
It’s thought the new spin-off will be a slightly shorter format of two weeks instead of the usual three.
The new pre-recorded show will either air in November, if plans for filming the live series Down Under are hit by Covid restrictions, or kept back to be broadcast in early 2023.
It was recently reported that this year’s planned series in Australia will air three weeks earlier so it doesn’t clash with the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
According to reports, ITV bosses have moved the start date for the first time in the show’s history to October 30.
Ups and downs: While the viewing figures have varied the dips were not as extreme as this year
I’M A CELEBRITY AVERAGE FIGURES
2020 – 11.6 million
2019 – 10.83m
2018 – 13.04m
2017 – 10.68m
2016 – 11.96m
2015 – 10.94m
2014 – 11.47m
2013 – 12.26m
2012 – 10.74m
2011 – 10.82m
2010 – 13.48m
2009 – 10.54m
2008 – 9.80m
As a result, I’m A Celeb will finish on November 20, just before the World Cup kicks off on November 21.
The final of the most recent I’m A Celeb was watched by a TV peak audience of 7.1million viewers, with a massive 60% share of 16-34 year old viewing.
Despite the peak audience share the numbers were down on the 2020 series, which saw 12.1 million tune in for the finale – the most watched show of the year during the midst of lockdowns.
The 2021 series had been on a continuous decline throughout the week in the wake of Storm Arwen, which forced the ITV show off air for three days.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, the show was filmed in Gwrych Castle in North Wales in 2020 and 2021 as the cast and crew were unable to travel abroad.
The most recent series suffered setbacks after Storm Arwen battered the makeshift camp with torrential rain and powerful winds, halting production for the first time in the show’s 21 year history and prompting bosses to place the cast in temporarily isolation bubbles for their own safety.
I’m A Celebrity has seen over 200 stars face hardship while living in the Australian jungle, taking on various trials and challenges to win food since its launch in 2002.
Last year saw former Emmerdale actor Danny Miller win the show while Coronation Street star Simon Gregson finished in second place and Loose Woman Frankie Bridge came third.
Champ: Last year saw former Emmerdale actor Danny Miller win the show while Coronation Street star Simon Gregson finished in second place and Loose Woman Frankie Bridge came third