Facts you didn’t know about I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Taryn Davies
Published: October 16, 2015

It’s not long till our favourite reality TV series is back on our screens and we can’t wait for the return of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here – but have you ever stopped to think about how dangerous the series actually is.

Of course, it’s hard to think of those things when we’re laughing at celebrities get scared by green ants and eating bugs, but it’s true, the team at First4lawyers say the ITV jungle set up for the celebrity show is more dangerous than we think.

Last year it was reported that hosts Ant and Dec narrowly missed death because there were some seriously dangerous spiders that had to be removed from the camp.

Medic Bob also revealed some of the deadly animals he's had to remove from the camp, including pythons, Rough Scaled snacked and funnel-web spiders - these are definitely the most dangerous as they can kill with a single bite.

That could have been disastrous TV.

But they are concerned for the safety of celebs, Gemma Collins was turned down by ITV to give I’m a Celebrity a go for the second time due to health concerns of mental stability.

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Ant and Dec
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I'm A Celeb facts

In honour of the return of the show, here are some facts you may not know.

When they leave camp, the first thing the celebrities do is check in with medic Bob to ensure they're alright and see the show's psychiatrist too.

Ant and Dec were close to death last year, as were the celebs when Australia's most dangerous spiders were removed from the camp. They had managed to get their way into camp.

Medic Bob probably has the most gruelling hours during the show, he works 7 days for 7 weeks to ensure the safety of the campmates.

There are strict safety measures put in place, but ITV can't be 100% sure there aren't any deadly bugs or insects in the camp, quite simply because it's so open.

The medical staff on hand not only look after the celebrities in camp but the crew that run the show. It's said that there are on average 30 cases a day to sort out in the clinic.

Before the celebrities do any of the bush tucker trials, they're tested for safety by members of staff on the show.

Celebrities sign a contract to say that they're responsible for their own safety.

Plus, they're forewarned that doing the show puts them at high risk of personal injury and psychological distress too.

Gemma Collins might have only lasted a few days in the jungle, but she still had post-traumatic stress.

Simon Webbe says that he felt forced to confront his phobia of water whilst in the jungle, but it, in fact, made it worse rather than helping to cure it. He has a task that saw him swim underwater with crocodiles.