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Jungle Drums

by | 15th, October 2004

‘GIVEN the number of people whose names have been mentioned in connection with the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, the population of Australia looks set to double at the beginning of next year.

Never knowingly dressed

Where once we transported our criminals, we now send our C-list celebs Down Under to endure hunger, boredom and various forms of torture for our delectation.

But the fun starts well before the plane leaves for Oz as the celebs’ agents desperately try to put their clients name forward in the hope that the programme will do the same for their career as it did for, say, Linda Barker’s.

And the papers are happy to go along with it, claiming that so-and-so is considering an offer to appear or old whatsisname is top of the programme maker’s wish-list.

With the likes of Danniella Westbrook and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the programme has doubled in recent years as a kind of rehab clinic – and it’s likely to do so again this time with Gazza and Sophie Anderton rumoured to be appearing.

Another person strongly touted is Gail Porter, one-time TV presenter with an allergy to clothes and now wife to Toploader’s Dan Hipgrave and mother of his child.

Other names bandied about include the likes of Torville and Dean, Brian Harvey and his girlfriend Emma B and racing driver Damon Hill, but by far the most interesting of them all is that of Sarah Ferguson.

She has experience, as viewers of It’s A Royal Knockout will remember only too well, and were one of the other contestants to be bitten on the toe, for instance, by a venomous snake, then who better than Fergie to suck out the poison..?’

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