There is no such thing as privacy. Your every word is being listened to.
People who you thought were friends are refusing to speak to you, or even to look you in the eye.
There are long, long parts of the day where there is nothing to do but scratch your mosquito bites and miss the people you love.
Three times a day, you are handed a cup with a tiny, tiny number of beans at the bottom of it.
This is why the celebrities on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here are cranky, fighting, and seem to have no patience whatsoever.
And we know that because this week, on Mamamia’s TV podcast The Binge, a celebrity from last year told Rosie Waterland and Sarah-Jane Collins all about it.
Listen to the full episode of the podcast here:
The mind-games start, says Andrew Daddo – who lasted six weeks in the jungle last year – from the moment you get off the plane in South Africa.
“They put you in rooms by yourself. You end up in a camp, like a Safari place, which is great. You get to go on Safari’s…unless someone else is doing a Safari at the same time….There is no chance of seeing anyone.” Andrew told Rosie.
“We were put into blacked out cars. We were blindfolded so we couldn’t see anything…For us it was all about sensory deprivation.”
It sounds like a black ops situation.
What about when you get to camp? What happens if you aren’t bathing in maggots or swimming with crocs?
“Nothing. That’s the whole point of the show.”