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I’m a Celebrity All-Stars: everything to know about 'tougher’ South Africa series

Will you be watching I'm A Celebrity...South Africa?

Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Phil Tufnell, Jordan Banjo, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Amir Khan, Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread.
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
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I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! recently celebrated its 20th anniversary on our screens since premiering in 2002, and what better way to celebrate than to bring back all of our favourite contestants for a special one-off episode? Instead of Australia, the returning campmates will be heading to another part of the world - so what can we expect? Here’s everything you need to know… 

What is I'm A Celebrity...South Africa all about? 

The new show will see our favourite campmates - for better or for worse - return to the show for another attempt at becoming king or queen of the jungle. While they survived the Australian jungle, the new ITV show promises to "push them to their limits and test them like never before". The challenges have also been described as "bigger and tougher" while the environment is "harsher and more unforgiving". 

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When is the new I’m a Celebrity release date? 

The show will start on Monday 24 April and it will air for three weeks. 

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Ready for the South Africa edition?

Can you vote on I'm A Celebrity...South Africa?

Since the show is pre-recorded, viewers won’t be able to vote as per usual for which celebrities are taking part in Bush Tucker trials. Instead, the contestants will be competing against each other to become an 'I'm a Celebrity Legend'. We’re not sure if campmates will nominate themselves, as in the previous series following a week of public voting, or if their campmates will nominate others - but it should be interesting to watch! 

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Where is I'm A Celebrity...South Africa? 

You guessed it, the All-Stars version of the show will indeed be filmed in South Africa and more specifically, the Kruger National Park where plenty of international versions of the show is filmed - meaning that the campmates will likely live in the same camp as has appeared on plenty of shows in the past. The upcoming standard version of the show, which usually airs in November, will again be set in Australia. 

Carol Vorderman on I'm a Celebrity© ITV
Carol is back in a different jungle!

I'm a Celebrity South Africa official line-up

The show will, of course, see the return of favourite campmates from other the years, but did you see who is coming back to the couple? First of all, in the blue corner, we have Boxing Champion Amir Khan, who can be remembered by 'strawberry-gate' (AKA when he ate the camp’s treat in secret). 

Fatima Whitbread on I'm a Celebrity© Charlie Sperring
Fatima is among those taking part

He will be joined by Diversity star Jordan Banjo, Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan, Carol Vorderman, Olympic athlete Fatima Whitbread, Royal Butler and highly memorable contestant Paul Burrell, ex-England Cricketer Phil Tufnell, supermodel Janice Dickinson and Celebrity Gogglebox’s very own Shaun Ryder. Of course, wild card entries will also be going onto the show. 

It's thought that six surprise stars will be joining the previously confirmed line-up, with Georgia Toffolo, Joe Swash, Gillian McKeith, Dean Gaffney, Andy Whyment and Myleene Klass among those rumoured to be heading to camp as latecomers, according to The Sun

What have the celebs said about the experience?

During an appearance on BBC One's The One Show, Carol revealed how the new show differs from the original series. She told hosts Alex Jones and Roman Kemp: "It's quite a different setup, isn't it? The trials are brutal, quite honestly, brutal.

"And to get rid of people, if you like, it was all head-to-head trials, so competitive." 

Jordan Banjo, who joined Carol on the sofa, interjected: "We are all still friends though!"

When asked what it was like living with people that they were also trying to boot out of camp, Jordan said: "How does that go down? Quite awkwardly.

"You’ll be sat there, eating your rice and beans like, 'I couldn't survive in here without you, Carol', then you walk off like, 'I'm gonna absolutely smash her in tomorrow's trial, gonna take her out!'"

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