A lot is different this year anyway with “I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here”. Instead of Australia, the celebrities are in South Africa. But it won’t stop there: RTL has adjusted the program flow.
At the start on January 21, everything will still be the same as before. Sonja Zietlow and Daniel Hartwich read out the snappy Beisenherz gags, the C and B celebrities slip into their jungle gear and it all starts at 9:30 p.m. One thing in particular will be new at the premiere show: the set. Because instead of the traditional Australian New South Wales, Lucas Cordalis, Harald Glööckler, Tina Ruland and Co. are going to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
But from Monday, January 24th, there is a risk of trouble for the audience. Because RTL has planned a jungle camp break for its program in the evening, which should not please all fans of the cult show. Because at 11:10 p.m., the station’s “RTL direct” news format will present less entertainment than the news of the day. The show doesn’t last 20 minutes as usual, but only ten, but whether that’s consolation enough remains to be seen.
In the past, “RTL direct” was not well received by many viewers. Most recently, t-online reported that a prestigious show, “Summit of the Quiz Giants”, was included in the RTL program on Monday evening. Guido Cantz, Günther Jauch and Johannes B. Kerner formed the show’s celebrities and dueled with quiz candidates. But when Jan Hofer suddenly delivered his news program, the excitement was great.
“How long does RTL want to continue this crazy concept of interrupting a show for #rtldirekt? That’s just annoying,” was an annoyed comment, among other things. A week earlier in the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The 3-Million-Week” there was repeated viewer criticism in view of the “RTL direct” interruptions. Is that why the broadcaster shortened the planned news route in the context of the jungle camp? It remains to be seen how the TV audience reacts to this innovation.