As a show that transplants some of Australia’s most well-known faces from their luxury apartments and beachside villas and into the South African jungle, all while forcing them to sleep outside and compete in humiliating challenges that often involved blended…. animal parts… it’s hard to pick which element of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is the most problematic.
Sure, it’s all entertaining as heck. And who doesn’t love a chance to see a celebrity you never expected getting real, raw and emotional on national television?
(Or, you know, seeing someone you’re… not a huge fan of… being locked in a glass cage full of cockroaches?)
But there’s one part of the show that, every year, has viewers divided. It’s the part where the show bizarrely crosses over with The Biggest Loser and the remaining jungle campmates are weighed and compared to their pre-jungle selves.
Watch the celebs ‘weigh in’ in the South African jungle:
Last night, the show’s remaining contestants – Danny Green, Fiona O’Loughlin, Shannon Noll, Simone Holtznagel, Vicky Pattison, Jackie Gillies and Peter Rowsthorn – revealed they had lost a staggering 57.6kg between them since they entered the South African jungle five weeks ago.
Peter Rowsthorn – who became the latest celeb to be evicted from the jungle last night – shed the most weight, losing 12kg. Australian Idol runner-up Shannon Noll was the camp’s second “biggest loser”, shedding 11.5kg.
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According to News Corp, the campmates have been living off basic rations of just 25g of oats, 50gof brown rice, 45g of soya beans, 200g of vegetables and 30mL of olive oil per day.