Ostensibly, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here is a show about famous people being whisked away from their glamorous lives to take up camp in the jungle, eat bugs, and be submitted to various undignified situations — for charity.
However, there’s another aspect of the series that’s become canon over the past few seasons, and it never fails to get a mixed reaction.
We are speaking, of course, of the weight loss.
No, you’re not getting two different shows mixed up; we’re still talking about I’m a Celebrity and not The Biggest Loser here.
But during Sunday night’s episode you’d have been forgiven for getting a little confused, especially when this appeared on screen:
As part of a group challenge, the remaining celebrities were asked to estimate how much weight they’d dropped since being shipped off to the South African jungle, before stepping on the scales.
Unsurprisingly, six weeks of living on rice, beans and the occasional hunk of meat has had a sizable impact on each celebrity’s waistline. But the show continually makes a point of measuring and recording the exact number of kilograms shed.
Being weighed in front of your peers, and the entire nation, would be intimidating enough. But it seemed particularly so for Casey Donovan.
“I’m never confident about weight… I don’t like to stand on scales,” the Australian Idol alum admitted.
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“I kind of just go by clothes, and if I’m going by clothes, yeah there has been some weight loss.”
She was right; the weigh-in revealed Donovan has lost 17 kilograms during her time on the show.