Last night I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here finally revealed it’s cast after much speculation.
Divided into two groups of five, the celebrities had their last taste of indulgence in the form of cocktails and canapés before being catapulted head first into the African jungle.
While five brave celebrities jumped out of a plane from a height of more than 3,000 metres, the remaining five faced a zip line of epic proportions before meeting their fellow campmates.
The 10 celebrities competing for the coveted title of King or Queen of The Jungle under the ever-watchful eye of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! hosts Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown are:
Ash Pollard: Over the past two years, Ash has become known as one of Australia’s most infamous foodies. Originally hailing from Tasmania, she first came to the nation’s attention, alongside her friend Camilla, as a snobbish Melbournite on My Kitchen Rules.
Casey Donovan: She is best known to Australian audiences as the winner of the second season of TEN’s Australian Idol. Since winning the iconic singing competition, Casey has gone on to forge an ARIA chart-topping singing career as well as a successful stage career, performing in hit musicals such as We Will Rock You.
Dane Swan: Dane is a much-loved former AFL superstar who played his entire career with Collingwood Football Club. A Brownlow Medallist and premiership player forced out of the game by injury, Swan is known for his tell-it-like-it-is attitude and his extensive tattoo work.
Jay Laga’aia: Well-versed in singing and acting, Jay is one of Australia’s most recognised entertainers. Best known in film for his roles in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones and Star Wars III: Revenge of The Sith, Jay has also had an extensive television career that has included roles on Water Rats, Home And Away and the iconic children’s program, Play School.
Lisa Curry: Lisa made waves in the pool for Australia in a career that spanned over 23 years. A competitor in three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and two World Championships, Lisa went on to a successful career in the media and as a public speaker.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte: Actress, presenter, musician and author, Natalie made her mark on Australian television as Izzy on Network Ten’s iconic series, Neighbours. She also established herself as an outstanding host and judge on TEN’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia and The X Factor. Musically, Natalie had chart-topping success with her band The Rogue Traders before she embarked on a successful solo career.
Nazeem Hussain: Nazeem is a popular television, radio and stand-up personality, best known for his work on the SBS television series, Legally Brown. Nazeem has also toured the world as a stand-up comedian, appearing at iconic international festivals such as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Steve Price: As a well-known conservative radio shock jock and television personality, Steve Price had never shied away from sharing his opinion. With a career that has spanned over 30 years, Steve currently appears on TEN’s The Project and broadcasts for Sydney talk-back radio station, 2GB.
Tegan Martin: Australian beauty queen Tegan took out the title of Miss Universe Australia in 2014. Tegan went on to secure eighth place when she represented Australia in the global competition. Since then, Tegan has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and established a program that helps young women work on self-confidence.
Tom Arnold: Best known to Australian audiences for his comedic roles in family sitcom Roseanne and blockbuster films such as True Lies and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Tom has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Starting out in stand-up comedy, Tom has since gone on to act, write and produce for television and has recently started broadcasting his own podcast, Tom Arnold. 100% Honest. Pretty Much…
Once all 10 camp mates were together, Chris and Julia revealed they faced one more hurdle in order to make their way to camp: a trial titled In At The Deep End. Split into their arrival teams, Natalie and Ash had to find four keys among an array of African critters in order to free their padlocked teammates from a tank that was filling with water as well as crocs, catfish, frogs and snakes.
Despite being bitten by a snake during her search, Natalie was the quickest to find the keys and free her team mates. The reward for their first victory was a fluffy pillow and a shorter walk to camp.
I’m a Celebritity Get Me Our of Here continues 7:30 pm Tonight on Ten