10 things you probably didn’t know about I’m A Celebrity

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I'm A Celebrity

by Anna Sky Hulton |

The latest series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is in full swing, so we thought we'd dig out some things that you probably didn't know about the popular TV series.

What time do the presenters have to get up in the morning? How many people work on putting the show together? Are the celebs allowed phone calls? We've got ALL the juicy facts for you right here.

Now take a look at 10 things you probably didn't know about I'm A Celebrity:


I'm a Celebrity facts

Celebrities are only allowed one phone call
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Celebrities are only allowed one phone call before technology is confiscated.Usually the celebrities are chaperoned from the UK to Australia on their way to the camp, however when they get to where they stay before the show, they are given ONE phone call before their phone and other technology is removed from their possessions.

The presenters are on site super early
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Because of the time difference between the UK and Australia the presenters have to be on site incredibly early! Starting at 2.30am to do any voiceover work, they then have to go through the day's script and have their make-up done before being in the studio for 7am - which is when we see them on the live TV show in the UK.

The technology involved is huge
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As we all know the I'm A Celebrity set is covered with cameras, recording all of the ins and outs of the celebs lives, however of course to make a TV programme out of it all, it needs to be edited. There are 13 edit suites used throughout the series. The 'nerve centre' of the production is in use 24 hours a day where the crew are logging the celebs actions and also speaking to any celebs who enter the Bush Telegraph.

The I'm A Celebrity set ISN'T in the middle of nowhere
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From the looks of it, the I'm A Celebrity set is in the middle of nowhere, however it's actually in Springbrook National Park in a town called Murwillumbah in Queensland. Whilst the friends and family of the celebrities reportedly stay in the luxurious Palazzo Versace Hotel, the crew are based in the holiday resort of Coolangatta.

Celebrities are sent a DVD to prepare themselves
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The book I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The Inside Story has revealed that, 'every celebrity who is considering taking part is sent a pack including a DVD so they know precisely what they're letting themselves in for.'

There are many more crew involved than you probably imagine
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I'm A Celebrity is a huge production with around 150 crew working on the show each day who need to be fed. No widgety grub for them!

The medical team are kept on their toes
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Over the years, the medical team have been kept busy. Back in 2013, one of the members of the crew got a tick bite resulting in severe anaphylactic shock. Other medical concerns over the years have included over 100 ticks removed from both the celebs and crew and 22 carpet pythons relocated!Once a celeb is voted off the show they also have to see the show's psychiatrist, before checking in with Medic Bob to get their weight and blood pressure taken.

The waterfall shower is FAKE!
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We've all seen the waterfall scenes, BUT it turns out that it was actually created for the show! Lauren Booth, a contestant in 2006 revealed it was 'turned off' when campmates weren't using it to shower, and it runs 'hot water'.

The are A LOT of bugs!
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It's a good job that Holly Willoughby isn't a participant on I'm A Celebrity. Reports suggest that in each series of the show 250,000 cockroaches, 153,000 crickets, 2.5 million mealworms, 400 spiders, 500 rats and 30 snakes are bred.

It's an international series
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After the UK series have finished, the German team arrive! Other countries with an I'm A Celebrity type show include, France, Sweden, India, Hungary and the US, filming at the same location!

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