I’m A Celeb contestants ‘will fly out early and quarantine for two weeks’ ahead of show

Bosses are continuing with plans for the next series

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by Nathan Katnoria |
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This year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestants could be forced to fly out to Australia early and spend two weeks in quarantine before the show begins, according to reports.

The Australian government has placed restrictions on travel, but it's hoped that foreign flights into the country will be permitted by the end of summer; allowing contestants to fly in for the rumoured November start date.

However, strict rules put in place to control the spread of coronavirus mean arrivals into Australia from abroad will have to stay in a designated hotel for two weeks.

Despite this, ITV bosses are said to be carrying on with plans for the show and are “cautiously optimistic” the series will still go ahead.

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A showbiz agent told The Sun, "They hope that they’ll be able to go ahead by flying in the cast and crew and quarantining them for 14 days and people signed up for the show have been told to expect a longer stay in Oz – and also a larger cheque.”

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I'm A Celebrityu2026 Get Me Out Of Here: 15 truly DISGUSTING bushtucker trials - SLIDER

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15. Carl (Foggy) Fogarty Bushtucker trial - The one where... he drinks blood!

Call him a vampire, seriously.During series 14 Carl Fogarty aka Foggy had to drink deer's blood – blood, liver and kidney in a Bushtucker trial.While drinking it you could see the blood around his mouth and we have to admit he kind of resembled the Joker… Foggy was an absolute champ and completed the task. He later went on to win the series.

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14. Kieron Dyer Bushtucker trial - The one where... he hunts through rotten meat and flies

One of the most stomach-turning tasks was in series 15 when Kieron Dyer had to find two tiny stars in a room full of rotting meat and flies.The noise of the flies buzzing was enough to put us off, but it's not until you look at the black meat and realise that it's not actually black it's red but the thousands of flies makes it appear black…

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13. Katie Price Bushtucker trial - The one where... Flies for lunch?

When Katie Price returned to the jungle during series nine she had to eat a fried bug, flies and a cockroach milkshake. Katie ate the fried bug and the flies, but she declined drinking the milkshake.She then had to drive through cobwebs and HUGE spiders to get more stars.

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12. Fatima Whitbread Bushtucker trial - The one where... She snorts a cockroach

We doubt any I'm A Celebrity fan will ever forgot this task.During series 11 Fatima Whitbread had a head to head trial with Pat Sharp, but during this trial, a cockroach got STUCK UP HER NOSE!She did have 7,500 cockroaches surrounding her face – so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one was cheeky enough to crawl up her nose. She soldiered through the task and continued doing the trial with the cockroach up her nose, after the task with the help from Bob she managed to blow it out of her nose.

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11. Brian Harvey Bushtucker trial - The one where... He gets pie faced

This task was pretty mission impossible.Poor Brian Harvey had to collect stars from 10 pies using just his mouth. The pies already had creepy crawlies on them but he was then joined by a whopping one and a half million flies.That's pretty crazy. He managed to get two stars before giving up. We don't blame him.

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10. George Shelley Bushtucker trial - The one where... He rips opens a few pig bits

This one was very questionable. In a task called 'Cloudy with a Chance of Pigs Balls' George Shelley had to rip open some pigs bits to find three stars. They hit him in the head a few times as well, poor guy.

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9. Alison Hammond and Kayla Collins Bushtucker trial - The one where... There's insects in the dentist

Most people don't enjoy going to the dentist, but we reckon if they had to go to this dentist they wouldn't turn up to their appointment.Alison Hammond and Kayla Collins had to sit and put insects (that are still alive) in their mouths for 20 seconds. The creatures included grasshoppers, giant burrowing cockroaches, water spiders, yabbies and a stick insect.The girls did pretty well, we don't think we could have gone through with any of them.

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8. Katie Price and Kim Woodburn Bushtucker trial – The one where... Kangaroo bits for lunch anyone?

Every single eating trial makes us feel ill but during Katie Price and Kim Woodburn's Bushtucker Trial we couldn't help but feel VERY sorry for them. They had to eat fish eyes, a cricket, a cockroach, a witchetty grub and a few unsightly bits from a kangaroo.Katie refused to do a few and Kim admitted she'd been sick twice but swallowed it back!

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7. Joe Swash Bushtucker trial - The one where... He eats a crocodile's bits

We think this is the worst eating trial we've ever seen. Joe had to eat a bit from crocodile no one wants to eat and it's clear from the clip below that he struggled to eat it. He was literally gagging, heaving, crying, dribbling. Ugh.

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6. Shaun Ryder Bushtucker trial – The one where... He has a Snakebite (no, not the drink)

This has got to be the toughest trial we've ever seen. Sean Ryder put his hand in a box and the snake literally bit his hand so hard he bled and it took two people to get the snake off it. We were never really fond of snakes but this has just made it clear we should steer away from jungle snakes.

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5. Helen Flanagan and Nadine Dorries Busktucker trial – Fermented egg and soliders?

We've seen a few celebrities eat a fermented egg (Ashley Roberts even drank one in a smoothie) but during series 12 Helen Flanagan and Nadine Dorries had to eat the whole fermented egg.Nadine couldn't do it but surprisingly along with a few gags Helen did it. We didn't think she'd do it considering her track record with trials…

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4. Ashley Roberts Bushtucker trial - The one where... Fish eye is on the menu

A lot of celebrities have done this challenge and every time we watch it we feel very, very sick. But Ashley Roberts got through to the final of I'm A Celebrity and in order to win a three course meal she had to eat a few creatures on the way – fish eyes included.Out of all the other celebrities who have eaten a fish eye we chose Ashey's purely because when she started to bite it you could hear the eye pop in her mouth.

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3. Ferne McCann Bushtucker Trial - Panic Pit featuring snakes

Ferne had to lie UNDERGROUND with a bunch of snakes on her - 42 snakes.But we don't even think Ant and Dec were prepared when that humungous snake (one the size of our arms) joined Ferne and they turned the lights off right when it wrapped itself round around Ferne's neck.Ant even described the trial as "One of the toughest trial they've ever had."

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2. The one where... I’m A Celebrity contestants get more than bed bugs

This task must have been extremely difficult; the campmates had an overnight trial with bed bugs. They were locked in a glass box full of creatures ranging from cockroaches, crickets, snakes and rats.Sinitta gave up straight away but the others tried to wait it out even Mark Wright - who screamed and was petrified of rats - lasted longer than Sinitta.

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1. Ferne McCann - The one where... She eats that spider

Save the worst till last right?We will never forgot this trial.Poor Ferne as if she hadn't been through enough, she ate a witchetty grub, a lambs brain, and bulls penis she then had to eat a spider.We say spider it was more like a tarantula. Seriously it was HUGE. We actually don't know how she did it. You can literally hear it moving around in the glass AND crunch in her mouth when she's chewing it!Not only that I'm A Celebrity received nearly 1500 complaints. Eek!

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They continued, “They can’t get any assurances from the Australia authorities that this will be a goer as, quite rightly, they’ve got more important issues on their plate, but the feeling is that it will happen.

“There has been some talk of planning a watered-down version in another part of the world but the worry is that there wouldn’t be time team to build all the sets and the product would suffer.”

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One of the first celebs rumoured to be heading to the Outback this year is Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard, who reportedly signed on the dotted line after quitting her role in the ITV soap last November.

"Everyone was thrilled when Bev said yes, she is such a well-loved ITV face,” a source told the Mirror.

She could be joined by footballer Eric Cantona after ITV producer Richard Cowles admitted the ex-Manchester United player is top of his wish list.

Speaking at a Royal Television society talk, he said, “I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things. That would be good.”

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