Network Ten has dropped a bunch of celebrities in the jungle for another rendition of its reality show, I’m a celebrity… get me out of here.
The show debuted on Ten last night, managing to pull in 1.324 million in a five-city metro, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam. While this wasn’t enough to win the night, as 1.682 million tuned into the finals of the Australian Open, the show came in third after the tennis match and tennis presentation.
And after much speculation, Ten officially revealed Aussie cricketer Shane Warne was also among the 12 celebrities getting acquainted with the African jungle.
While everyone else was plopped into the wilderness last night, Warne will hit the screens tonight and it will be interesting to see how he fairs.
The other celebrities who have taken the plunge are:
Havana Brown: Originally hailing from Melbourne, Havana has gone on to global success, topping both Australian and US music charts with her debut single, We Run The Night, in 2011.
Anthony Callea: First finding fame on Australian Idol, ARIA-award-winning singer-songwriter Anthony has enjoyed chart-topping success, toured with industry heavyweights and starred in some of the country’s biggest stage musicals in recent years.
Brendan Fevola: Brendan is regarded as both one of the most effective full-forwards to have played AFL in the 2000s and one of sport’s most controversial figures, on and off the field.
Laurina Fleure: She is an international model who had the whole country talking when she appeared as a feisty and beautiful Bachelorette on season two of The Bachelor Australia. While she didn’t win the hand of Bachelor Blake Garvey, Laurina became one of the biggest pop culture icons of 2014.
Dean Geyer: Dean caught the nation’s attention as one of the strongest performers on Australian Idol in 2004. Since then, he has gone on to record a debut album and establish an acting career in film and television in both Australia and the US.
Courtney Hancock: A champion Ironwoman and one of Australia’s most accomplished athletes, in 2011 Courtney became the first person in the history of Australian Surf Sports to win the triple crown of elite events (Australian and Professional Series titles plus the Coolangatta Gold).
Paul Harragon: Paul is a legend of rugby league, with a record that includes an inaugural premiership for the Newcastle Knights as captain in 1997, representing NSW 20 times in State of Origin and representing Australia in 17 tests. Since leaving football, Paul has carved out a strong career in the media.
Val Lehman: Val is best known as inmate Bea Smith from the long-running Australian television series Prisoner. During her four years on the show, Val won three TV Week Logie awards, including a Silver Logie for most popular actress in 1982.
Bonnie Lythgoe: Bonnie has reached the top of her game as a dancer, choreographer, director, television presenter and producer. In a career that spans 30 years, she has worked alongside some of the industry’s best, including Gene Kelly, Sidney Poitier, Sir Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson, Victoria Beckham and the Bee Gees.
Akmal Saleh: Akmal is one of Australia’s busiest, most successful and accomplished comedians. From appearances in movies, to sketch and stand-up tours, stints as a radio DJ, a talk show host and a published author, his career has flourished over the past 15 years.
Jo Beth Taylor: She made her biggest splash on Australian television during the 1990s when, at 22, she became the youngest woman to host a show in prime time, the top-rating Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. In 1996, Jo Beth also co-hosted the popular variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday with Daryl Somers.