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 ever. By the time the 2021 edition of I’m A Celebrity rolls around, it will their 21st season!
Plus, for those fans of the show out there, it’s going to be around until at least 2023 as ITV bosses signed the show-up again for three more years 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 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 2020 Show
So a lot changed in 2020. Firstly, the show did not take place in Australia. Instead, our intrepid celebrities headed off to the wilds of Wales. And while there may not be a jungle, there was a castle and it certainly looked a lot more spacious, even if the trials were just as bad, if not worse than in previous shows.
All the contestants all seem to be quite lovely. There wasn’t the controversy of past years with them all mucking in helping each other out.
The only other major difference was the time. Usually, we get to see Ant & Dec first thing in the morning (Australian time), but in 2020 they were on UK time and it threw their schedule into slight disarray.
When they visited the camp mates live at the end of each evening, it was closing in on 10pm. The chosen celeb then had to do the trial which meant very late nights. Hence the reason for the very unpopular ‘catch-up’ show on Saturdays – celebs need their sleep!!
But despite this, the show still raked in millions of viewers every night. Nearly a million more people watched every night than in 2019. Then again, as it was 2020 there wasn’t a lot else to do!
Betting On I’m A Celebrity
So if you’ve been watching you’re sure to already have a favourite. Some stand out more than others but as a group, they’re easy and fun to watch, and the show, sare I say it, may actually be better in Wales than Australia. I know, it’s a controversial opinion!
Anyway, if you think you’re favourite celeb can win you may want to know about the odds and betting on them. Unsurprisingly it’s very popular to bet on TV competitions like Strictly Come Dancing, SPOTY, X Factor and I’m a Celeb.
But before you rush off and make your bet, are there any good tactics? 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.
So if you fancy a bet on I’m A Celebrity, then check out all the odds below.
Last Six I’m a Celebrity Winners
2020 – Giovanna Fletcher
2019 – Jacqueline Jossa
2018 – Harry Redknapp
2017 – Georgia “Toff” Toffolo
2016 – Scarlett Moffatt
2015 – Vicky Pattison
Odds for I’m a Celebrity Contestants 2021
With Giovanna Fletcher becoming the first Queen Of The Castle in 2020, we still have a whole year before we can see the next batch of celebs face their fears.
We don’t know if it will be back in Australia or stay in the UK but we do know it will be as big and popular as ever.
So come back soon when the celebs are announced and get the odds on your favourite for 2021.
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