Half the cast in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here have featured in other Reality TV shows.
The cast was revealed on air last night, following leaks in the media and two advance confirmations.
The ten celebs are:
Ash Pollard: Foodie and reality television star.
Casey Donovan: Singer, actor and author.
Dane Swan: AFL superstar.
Jay Laga’aia: Actor and singer.
Lisa Curry: Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte: Actress, presenter, musician and author.
Nazeem Hussain: Television, radio and stand-up personality.
Steve Price: Radio shock jock and television personality.
Tegan Martin: Australian beauty queen and reality television star.
Tom Arnold: Television and film star and stand-up star.
So far the group lacks a star to rival Maureen McCormick from Season One (sorry Tom, Marcia Brady came with ready-made audience sympathy and pop culture) while Shane Warne was a superstar addition to Season Two.
Whilst I have faith someone will prove to be a surprise package, it’s hard to get excited about folk who are seasoned reality experts.
Updated: Ash Pollard appeared on My Kitchen Rules and Dancing with the Stars. Lisa Curry showed us her reality TV act in Celebrity Apprentice in 2011 and Celebrity Come Dine with Me. Tegan Martin was in the flop 2015 series of Celebrity Apprentice. Casey Donovan started in Reality TV, winning Australian Idol. Jay Laga’aia was in Celebrity Big Brother. Natalie Bassingthwaighte has both hosted and judged Reality TV (ok I guess she’s never been a contestant).
But the inclusion of Tom Arnold could prove newsy given he said in December that he has tapes of Donald Trump using racial slurs and assorted insults. If TEN airs more details of Arnold’s claims it could nab headlines worldwide.
Tonight the show faces stiff competition, against the debut of both My Kitchen Rules and Married at First Sight.
TEN is teasing more faces to enter the jungle tonight with a male model and socialite, both with famous ex-partners. Cue further chatter about Kris Smith, Brynne Edelsten and Tziporah Malkah (formerly known as Kate Fischer)….?