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I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! is set to return to Channel 10 in 2016, and viewers are set to see a lot more African wildlife next time around.
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Ten announced today that it has commissioned a second series of the jungle-based reality show.
Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris will return as hosts and the show’s camp site will again be located in South Africa.
“Viewers can expect to see a lot more of Africa next series,” Brown says. “You’ll see a lot more wildlife, you’ll see a lot more African locations for the challenge trials, and you’ll see people (contestants) out and about a lot more.
“We’ll really step up the legitimacy of where these people are and the environment of the challenges they face.”
Brown and Morris were widely praised for their loose-as-a-goose hosting style which poked fun at the reality format.
Morris will continue to juggle I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! with her commitments to Nine’s House Husbands.
“The thought of returning to the jungle with Dr Chris Brown makes me both swoon and explode in equal measure,” Morris says. “The fact that he is so hot for me has become my new normal.”
This year’s first season of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! performed strongly against Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and Nine’s The Block Triple Threat.
The show premiered to 1.199 million viewers across Australia’s five capital cities. The finale, won by former British cricket great Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, averaged 1.144 million.
Ten is remaining tight-lipped about which celebrities will be approached to compete on series two.
This year’s celebrities included former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, AFL great Barry Hall, radio and television host Chrissie Swan, comedian Joel Creasey, and MasterChef Australia winner Julie Goodwin.
“Season one was in line with our expectations and it produced significant audience growth for Ten in its timeslot,” Ten program chief Beverley McGarvey says.
“We know a lot of people are very keen to learn who we will be sending into the jungle and we can’t wait to bring Season 2 to screens next year.”