By Martyn Young
ITV’s annual Jungle jamboree I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is set to kick off on ITV 1 this Sunday with a star studded line up led by nine time Wimbledon Tennis champion Martina Navratilova and disgraced former talk show host and MEP Robert Kilroy Silk.
The hit show presented by Ant and Dec returns for its eighth series of bustucker trials and celebrity fall outs in the Australian jungle. This years line up also features: Star Trek’s Mr Sulu – George Takei, TV presenters Esther Rantzen and Dani Behr, Ex Eastender Joe Swash, Blue Singer Simon Webb, models Nicola McClean and Carly Zucker and former police chief Brian Paddick.
ITV producers are said to be delighted with the line up for their flagship reality show. Executive producer Richard Howels said this year had a: “Magnificent cast of celebrities.” He also warned the pampered stars that this years show promises to be tougher than ever: ” Their trip to the jungle promises to be anything but a walk in the park.
“Each year, in a bid to test the celebrities, we develop new ways of pushing the boundaries and this series will push them further than ever before.
“We have bundles of surprises up our sleeves and some of the most gruelling bushtucker trials ever seen.”
The show is one of ITVs highest rated shows with more than 10 million people tuning in to see Christopher Biggins crowned King of the Jungle in 2007.