TEN has renewed I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! for a second season.
Hosts Julia Morris and Dr. Chris Brown are headed back to Africa for more shenanigans with more willing participants.
Morris recently told TV Tonight she was getting ready even before getting the call from TEN.
“I’ve even started packing, which (husband) Dan thinks is a bit inappropriate in front of the family. Just putting some things aside!” she said.
“It was an experience that took us all quite by surprise and by storm.”
The ITV helped kick off a stronger 2015 for the network and attracted some of their best buzz in years. But Celebrity is also an expensive production with hundreds of personnel in Africa, for the network that has been restructuring around its costs.
“It’s a very expensive show,” Morris agrees. “I said ‘Move it to Gosford, darl!’”
“But I don’t think anyone’s scared of a huntsman. So I think that’s why it’s offshore.”
Celebrity was a winner for brand Morris who surprised everyone by appearing on two networks. She has just finished completing House Husbands fourth season for Nine.
“It was awesome and I loved that everybody was so cool about it,” she says.
“I didn’t leave one network to go to another, so I assume that made a big difference. Michael Healy was incredibly generous in not even feeling tricky about it. I think everybody is embracing a new style of the market. Television is taking many different directions at once.
“Some of the directions we are harnessing and others are writing their own rules.
“It seems to me the years of a network contract are coming to an end and the years of being contracted show by show are rising. I’m the primary earner in my home.
“So I need to work for the other half of the year.”
Meanwhile, House Husbands returns to Nine soon and Morris is about to embark on a solo comedy tour around the country.