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Will you be watching I’m a Celebrity this year?

The TV series set in the Australian jungle has kicked off with strong ratings

Holly Willoughby has proven to be a lucky charm for I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! with the show enjoying its most-watched launch since 2013.

Some 11 million people tuned in for the first episode – up 700,000 on last year, according to overnight ratings.

It was the biggest overnight audience for any channel so far this year, excluding the World Cup, according to ITV.

It was also the fourth-largest audience for the launch of I’m A Celebrity in the show’s history.

This year’s opening episode saw the 10-strong crop of celebrities tackle skydiving, jungle creatures and a 100m (328ft) high challenge called The Edge – the highest the show has had so far, host Declan Donnelly told contestants.

The programme – which includes football boss Harry Redknapp, DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles and ex-EastEnders star Rita Simons in the line-up – opened with Donnelly jokingly introducing Willoughby, who is standing in for his long-time co-host Ant McPartlin as he takes a continued break from his TV commitments.

The first four contestants seen in the show were entertainer and actor John Barrowman, Simons, The Vamps star James McVey and Coronation Street actress Sair Khan, who were met by the presenters on a yacht.

They were split into two teams – Barrowman and Khan in the red team, and Simons and McVey in the yellow team – before being whisked off in a helicopter to face the first challenge of the series.

Are you an I’m a Celebrity fan? Have you watched any previous series? Will you be watching this year?

 

Will you be watching I'm a Celebrity this year?

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lizfid3
6th Dec 2018
0
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Tried watching it once. Not for me, sorry
DipsyDitsy
29th Nov 2018
0
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I have never watched and don't really intend to do so, It doesn't seem to be my sort of entertainment from what I have heard about the programme.
NateNell52
29th Nov 2018
0
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Holly is fantastic sorry but haven't missed Ant
Chevy
26th Nov 2018
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Can’t believe people actually loose time watching this rubbish
Alicia
25th Nov 2018
0
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No, I never have and never will.
middies42
24th Nov 2018
0
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Only because Holly is better to look at than either of the other two muppets.
BaW
24th Nov 2018
0
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Never have, never will.
Darkstar
24th Nov 2018
0
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Never watch any reality crap.
Veronsinge
24th Nov 2018
0
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Far better things to do!
JimA82
23rd Nov 2018
0
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They are not worth watching.
Suze q
23rd Nov 2018
0
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Think its the best line up for a while apart from Noel upsetting John they are all getting on ok
Irene88
23rd Nov 2018
0
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It;s a waste of my time totally uninterested.
Malcmister
23rd Nov 2018
1
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They are not celebrities
Donnysmum
23rd Nov 2018
0
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Love it this year. The younger contestants are respectful and don't feel the need to swear every few minutes.
What I would like to know is how do the girls keep their nails immaculate and not get burnt, scratched and bitten faces and hands.
Envy the beautiful bodies, just a distant memory but well done Anne, I will never be able to watch the Chase again without thinking of her struggling in the jungle.
chinagirl2103
23rd Nov 2018
0
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I like how people are reacting to Anne it's just a shame they only give coverage of people doing the trials. I'm sure she is joining in much more than is shown. Think Harry is hilarious. Putting Noel Edmonds in as camp boss seems to be ruffling
a few feathers, not least John Barrowmans. I think he totally over reacted to Noels comment about his scratching lol
GillH15
23rd Nov 2018
0
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Just love John and Harry
DerekJ9
23rd Nov 2018
2
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Is watching paint dry in colour, if so that's where I'll be
BrendaD56
22nd Nov 2018
0
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Apart from missing Ant this year I've really enjoyed - love John, Nick, Ann and Harry! Not looking forward to Noel Edmunds joining tho?!? Lets hope he doesn't spoil it.
MaryW37
22nd Nov 2018
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Brilliant show. Watch ever year. Miss Ant but Holly is keeping his boots warm very well.
IreneM68
22nd Nov 2018
1
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Only reality show my husband and I watch. Holly is fitting in well but still prefer Ant.
myrtleherb
22nd Nov 2018
1
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Its brilliant, Even has my husbands attention ,
HarmonySeeker
22nd Nov 2018
2
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This is not how I want to be entertained. If I’m being brutally honest; I think it’s absolute rubbish!
SylviaD8
22nd Nov 2018
0
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Some of the contestants they have this year I would enjoy watching, but sorry I am sick to Death with seeing smug Holly Willoughby she appears on everything and for me has no real personality,surely there are other up and coming artists who could appear on these programmes. so no will definitely not be watching this programme
PamG6
22nd Nov 2018
0
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Loving this so far this year. Missing the Ant and Dec banter but Holly is doing great. Love how she reacts to the trials..
TriciaC1
22nd Nov 2018
0
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Love the diversity of the group and Holly is brilliant, a natural, honest and refreshing change. I love it.
Retiredyorkie
22nd Nov 2018
2
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Its a definite NO - find it totally boring -
Helenb45fox
22nd Nov 2018
1
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It’s brilliant. Love Holly in it and a great mix of contestants.
LesleyE7
21st Nov 2018
1
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Great contestants this time,really enjoying it.
PatH84
21st Nov 2018
2
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Love it and Holly is s delight !
Richard65
21st Nov 2018
3
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Sorry, it's just not my cuppa tea. Same as X Factor and BGT, I think they've just become tired and boring.
JenniH5
21st Nov 2018
2
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I absolutely love I'm a Celeb, Love Nick Knowles and Anne Heggarty, she is so brave doing this and I really admire her, good luck Anne and Nick is such a nice man xx
FrankD3
21st Nov 2018
1
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If it was with less advertisements[non] it might make a lot better a programme,it used to have more content too,as for another comment of a lot better things to watch,without ads,that must be the BBC..not much on there either!
Pete H
21st Nov 2018
4
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This programme is stretching the definition of celebrity. This is more cheap, lowest common denominator TV designed to attract the masses so advertisers can sell more tat in the run up to Christmas. Lots of better stuff to watch (without the ads).
MarianJ7
21st Nov 2018
2
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Absolutely love the programme. I withdrawal symptoms every year when it finishes. Everyone in this years series are lovely and Holly is sound a great job
JuneAA
21st Nov 2018
1
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I am watching this year as I know a few of the people going in, I probably have not watched for about 4 years now as I never recogised anyone
BrianF53
21st Nov 2018
2
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Definitely not. Not only does this show take over the prime time tv slot it invades many other programmes as well e.g. the News, Loose Women, This Morning
PamelaH87
21st Nov 2018
3
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The show was great as ever. But have to say i would prefer Ant back when he is up for it x
GerrieM
21st Nov 2018
2
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So far so good seeing people getting along,but I feel sure It's not going to last.
Silverjan
21st Nov 2018
3
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Complete and utter rubbish! As are all the reality and so called talent programs around. Fodder for the brain dead.
BettyG7
21st Nov 2018
1
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Love this programme and this year ther is a really good cross section of contestants. Living as they do in close contact and facing difficult challenges brings out the best in people and sometimes even changes their whole outlook on life.,though there may be clashes of personalities along the way..
MaryM13
21st Nov 2018
2
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i hope its not going to be a bullying programe were the public pick on the weakest like they do doesnt say much for the people of this country should not be picked on more than twice for trials
Bikerbird
21st Nov 2018
1
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I love watching these people trying to be natural but so aware of the camera's.
LindaTubs
21st Nov 2018
2
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I love this program.. Watch it every year .. Missing Ant tho .. Not liking Holly no carisma.. Seems like a fashion show ,& an expensive one @ that ..
Loving ALL the people this year as well , a good mix .. Just hope they leave Noel Edmonds @ home .. ~X~
GrahamW33
21st Nov 2018
3
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It’s run its course and gets sillier every year waste of time
Billythequiche
21st Nov 2018
5
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Not even if it was the only thing on TV. As bad as Love Island.
Wilf
21st Nov 2018
5
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Not a chance and they are very cruel to the bugs and worms and things. Why should they suffer some fool eating them alive it’s just plain wrong meal
Marley444
21st Nov 2018
3
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No I won't be tuning in - I am amazed that this programme still dominates ITV for so many weeks! I rarely watch live TV these days, and do most of my viewing on BBC iPlayer or Amazon Prime or Netflix. I still find it amazing how much TV there is on tap, and most of it is utter rubbish!
arnoldbradford
21st Nov 2018
7
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Totally agree this program is total rubbish people just trying to make a name for themselvs.
kentrix39
21st Nov 2018
2
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I grew up a long time ago and now have many adult pursuits .
I am led to believe that the people , as with the dancing programme, are not even well known.
I am afraid that,as with everything else, all is geared to the young and those that do not pay for anything in this country.
Senior Citizens over seventy have a very hard time finding anything to watch on television, Thank goodness for Netflix.
Wilf
21st Nov 2018
1
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Bbc is still very good
Swanleyjon
21st Nov 2018
2
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Easygoing way viewing.

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