I'm A Celeb to continue until 2014
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 August 2011
'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!' has been given the go-ahead to continue until 2014, despite protests from some animal rights campaigners
'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!' has been given the go-ahead to continue until 2014.
The ITV1 reality show - which sees a host of celebrities dropped into the Australian jungle and faced with a variety of gruesome tasks - has been granted permission to continue filming at the same rainforest site in Dungay Creek, New South Wales, for the next three years.
However, the continuation of the series has come up against protest from animal rights groups, which object to the celebrity challenges - including eating kangaroo penises, crocodile eyes, crickets and bugs - show bosses set up.
Green Party councillor Kate Milne said: "As a child I read a book where people in the future were having to do degrading acts to survive. It seems to me it has actually come true."
Councillor Dot Holdom added to the Daily Star newspaper: "I was concerned about the genitalia. Putting the pieces of little fluffy stuff on a plate with a flower and fern leaves was creative licence."
The show - presented by Ant and Dec - is a huge ratings winner in the UK and has helped revitalise the careers of the likes of Peter Andre, Katie Price, Shaun Ryder and Stacey Solomon.