ANT and Dec appear to have introduced a switch to I’m A Celebrity 2022 by dropping the series’ “King and Queen” titles.
Instead of popping jungle kings straight out of the gate, the first 10 celebrities in this year’s series were instead put up for public voting to become jungle VIPs.
Olivia and Chris were the first jungle VIPs – who are usually the bosses of the camp[/caption]
Boy George and Scarlette were also on board for the VIP treatment[/caption]
The top two contestants – Olivia Attwood and Boy George – were then able to choose two of their celebs to join them, namely Scarlette Douglas and Chris Moyles.
The benefits of their new titles didn’t seem to extend beyond an extra lunch before starting their bushtucker exams…but then again, it’s only day one.
Usually, teams recruit a camp manager to get special privileges during their time on the series, but this year seems to be a little different with a brand new title – and possibly new responsibilities.
The first episode was a two-hour action-packed extravaganza, including a death-defying rappel, a skydive, and encounters with some critters.
In comparison, fans are assuming that Boy George and Scarlette got off a bit lightly since they only had to row a boat to be safe.
But with that comes a catch. Now they have to earn stars for the camp in the very first Bushtucker Test, which airs tomorrow.
Will the quartet prove worthy of their VIP crown?
This is the show’s triumphant return to its Gold Coast home after Covid travel restrictions forced it to relocate to Gwyrch Castle, Wales for the past two years.
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The original cast of the series consists of: Owen Warner from Hollyoaks, 80’s legend Boy George, comedian Babatunde Aleshe, Love Island star Olivia Attwood, Charlene White from Loose Women, radio DJ Chris Moyles, Sue Cleaver from Coronation Street, Rugby Royal Mike Tindall, English soccer star Jill Scott and TV presenter Scarlette Douglas.
In a few days they will be joined by stand-up comic Seann Walsh and former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
Bushtucker trials are voted for by the public, as always in the first half of the series, before the public vote switches to who to choose from the jungle.
Who will take the crown from reigning champion Danny Miller of Emmerdale?
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here airs weekdays at 9pm on ITV.
Olivia and Chris thought they were in for a treat as jungle VIPs[/caption]
The four VIPs have to spend the evening as shipwrecked people on the beach[/caption]
Scarlette Douglas was chosen by Boy George to join the VIPs[/caption]