ITV, which owns the rights to I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, is set to premiere a similar concept of famous UK faces in the jungle, this time with Bear Grylls as their leader.
In Bear Grylls: Mission Survive celebs will be pushed to their physical and emotional limits as they navigate obstacles and journey through dangerous dense jungle in Central America.
The cast includes actors Emilia Fox and Laurence Fox, singer and actor Max George, double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, TV presenter and singer Jamelia, comedian Tom Rosenthal, DJ, model and presenter Vogue Williams and Former England International Rugby Player Mike Tindall.
At the end of every episode Bear will eliminate one person and at the end of the series, there will be three finalists and ultimately just one Mission Survivor.
Bear Grylls said: “This show is all about empowerment and I am so proud of how the celebrity team who joined me on Mission Survive performed. It was without doubt a tough expedition, but also a very life-enhancing adventure for everyone involved. I would set them daily survival missions and would then regularly back away, leaving them to their own devices, so that they would learn by doing it and making mistakes. That’s the source of all genuine growth in a survivor. I was looking for the qualities that a survivor in a real-life scenario most needs: positivity, resourcefulness, courage, determination, and a whole heap of bloody mindedness!”
Having watched a few eps of TEN’s format the episodes are long with too many scenes of celebrities lazing around at camp. Get them active or get me out in 30 minutes. A number of readers have mentioned the show needs to be more Survivor, less Big Brother.
Please send them on a safari to meet some wild animals, or show me some nice African scenery.
Or send them Bear Grylls.