Tuesday, 3 October, 2023

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa premieres tonight with high-stakes challenges

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa airs on ITV this evening, here’s your first look at tonight’s episode.

I’m A Celebrity South Africa 2023 cast
(C) ITV Plc / I’m A Celebrity South Africa 2023 Cast

The highly-anticipated new season of I’m A Celebrity… South Africa is set to premiere on ITV in just a few hours, and fans are eagerly awaiting to see what’s in store for the iconic campmates.

Nine legendary celebrities will be returning to the show, including boxing champion Amir Khan, Diversity dancer and DJ Jordan Banjo, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympic athlete Fatima Whitbread, former Royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, supermodel Janice Dickinson, and music legend Shaun Ryder.

Hosts Ant and Dec will be back at the helm, ready to guide the celebrities through their toughest challenges yet. The celebs will compete to be named the first I’m A Celebrity ‘Legend’ and will face grueling trials to earn stars and meals for camp.

In tonight’s opening episode, the first three campmates to arrive are Carol, Jordan, and Amir. They are greeted with strawberry-flavored refreshments, a nod to Amir’s infamous strawberry theft during his previous stint on the show. The trio then discover a tape recorder left by Ant and Dec, which reveals that they must face their first challenge – a 50m drop over the edge of an imposing South African mountain. They must locate a numbered code and remember it until they are hoisted back up to the top. Once back at the top, they must use the code to open a padlock and retrieve their star from a locked cage.

Meanwhile, Paul, Shaun, and Janice arrive at a different clearing and are informed that they must row out to individual trees in a river and put their hands in the Hell Holes, where they must work around critters to find a key. They must use the key to unlock the padlock keeping their stars locked away.

Phil, Helen, and Fatima arrive by helicopter and are instructed to tether together a row of giant, swinging, red balls before attempting to use them as a bridge. At the end of the balls, they must each leap out and try to catch their hanging star to earn meals for camp.

As the day draws to a close, the celebrities come together in camp, and Ant and Dec make a surprise visit to announce an unexpected twist.

Fans are sure to be on the edge of their seats as they watch the celebrities battle their way through the tough challenges in the hope of being crowned the first-ever I’m A Celebrity ‘Legend’. Tune in tonight to see who will come out on top.

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa airs tonight at 9pm on ITV1 and continues weeknights.

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