Now let’s be fair, pretentious celebrities can be very annoying at the best of times. But there’s nothing better than throwing a group of them deep into the jungle and make them do the most horrific things until they reach their breaking point.
Yes, I know what you are thinking, really! is this show still going? But the truth is yes and it is as popular as it ever was. Unbelievably I’m a Celebrity, has now been on the TV for eighteen years.
Plus, for those fans of the show out there, it’s going to be here for another three years as ITV bosses signed the show-up again in February 2020.
The first series went to air in 2002 and the concept was to get eight celebrities and make them live in a camp in the Australian outback with next to nothing for three weeks.
Throw into the mix, disgusting bushtucker trails and outrageous challenges that include snakes and even crocodiles and see just how far they will go to get more food for the team. Will they crack and fall apart, live on tv?
The 2019 Show
Ok, let’s get one thing straight here. When we say celebrity, you are not going to see Tom Cruise in the jungle anytime soon. Without being cruel, these celebs are mostly made up of a mix of British TV, Radio, and sports stars. Plus most of them are from the past, I mean Tony Blackburn was crowned the King of the Jungle in the first series.
Yes, you heard right, King of the Jungle. These nutters put themselves through hell to be voted King or Queen of the Jungle. Well, they do also get paid and raise money for their nominated charity. But, I don’t think the public thinks too much about that when they vote out a celebrity.
But, don’t worry about those that are booted out. They are taken to the lavish Luxury of The Pallazzo Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast. I would want to be booted out in the first episode.
So how did the 2019 show go? Well, one thing to note is that the viewer ratings were through the roof with an average of over 9 million viewers per night. Now, I know that the presenter’s Ant and Dec are incredibly popular, but not that popular!
Basically, the audience loves seeing the celebs go through hell. Last year we had Ian Wright, James Haskell, Caitlyn Jenner, Kate Garraway to name a few. So who walked away as the winner? Jaqueline Jossa was named Queen of the Jungle. Yeah, I have no idea who she was either.
Betting On I’m A Celebrity
So, let’s say that you are a huge fan of the show and each year you have an uncanny knack of picking the King or Queen of the Jungle. Have you ever wondered if you could bet on the winner of I’m A Celebrity?
Well, the simple answer is yes. In fact, it is becoming more and more popular for bets on TV competitions like Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor.
You can even bet on who is going to be selected for the new show. Yes, you read that right. This show is so popular that you could win after choosing the contestants.
But when the show starts, what is a good tactic? Well, the celebs get heaps of publicity before the show starts so it is quite easy to gauge who is the publics’ favorite in advance.
It goes without saying that the earlier you make your selection, the better the odds that are available. But beware, this does not always apply, because they may just fall apart in there. For instance, Caitlin Jenner was favorite in 2019 – need I say more.
Last Five I’m a Celebrity Winners
2019 – Jacqueline Jossa
2018 – Harry Redknapp
2017 – Georgia “Toff” Toffolo
2016 – Scarlett Moffatt
2015 – Vicky Pattison
I’m a Celebrity Contestants 2020
Ok, the show is always late in the year, so let’s hope all things go to plan and we get to see a new set of celebs being exposed to horrible situations.
There’s a number of bookies offering odds on the 2020 contestants. For instance Paddy Power has Connor McGregor and Joe Wicks listed. Oh please, yes let this happen, I would love to see McGregor lose it with Wicks.
Odds for I’m a Celebrity Contestants 2020
|Paddy Power Odds applicable as of 16/06/2020 – I’M A CELEBRITY|
|Ricky Hatton||1/4||Mark Ian Hoyle||3/10||Paul Merson||1/3|
|Carole Baskin||4/9||AJ Pritchard||11/4||Paul Mescal||4/1|
|Alan Halsall||4/1||Richard Madeley||4/1||Karl Philips||5/1|
|Jeremy Clarkson||5/1||Wes Nelson||5/1||Nadia Sawalha||6/1|
|Jamie Laing||6/1||Jack P Sheperd||6/1||Chris Ramsey||7/1|
|Olivia Attwood||7/1||Conor McGregor||8/1||Jeremy Kyle||8/1|