10 reveals I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here cast
Ex-pollie Jacqui Lambie stood out from the first castmates, all of whom had been tipped by media.
10 has revealed their first cast members for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, all of which had been tipped by various press and observers this year.
Night one included snakes, scorpions, powder bombs and some celebs struggling to recognise one another…
Gone were the skydiving entrances as the cast simply strode into a South African resort.
Former politician Jacqui Lambie stood out from the pack with her unbridled, occasionally uncouth, personality, tackling ex-collgeaue Sam Dastyari to the ground and mucking in.
A year ago TV Tonight threw her name into the mix (“And while we’re assembling a network’s dream casting lists…. two words: Jackie Lambie) but it has taken until 2019 for it to be realised.
Former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester was also not holding back, revealing she has not had sex in 9 years and teasing her attraction to male co-stars (ex-AFL player Dermott Brereton, former Love Island participant Justin Lacko or Seven personality Luke Jacobz). Ex-Gogglebox ladies Angie Kent & Yvie Jones were also not shy on some of the blokes, suggesting Dr. Chris Brown must be bad in bed because he couldn’t possibly be perfect at everything….
The cast also includes comedian Tahir Bilgic, news presenter Natasha Exelby, TV chef Justine Schofield, and showbiz correspondent Richard Reid.
Director Alex Mavroidakis has thrown in a Big Brother-style twist with a divided camp of Campmates / Caretakers designed to ramp up the conflict.
So far the cast lacks an international name along the lines of Shane Warne, Maureen McCormick or Tom Arnold but there are rumours of Pamela Anderson. Often big names enter the camp on night 2 when the show has been up against My Kitchen Rules and Married at First Sight, but while the competition may be the Australian Open this year, it has been left to the Gogglebox ladies to spike the second night. That’s a long way short of Baywatch super-stardom.
But the show is also Live, and known for reacting quickly to audience feedback. After a network summer in the doldrums so far, it will need to be.
There will also be others poised to parachute into the jungle over its 4 week season.