How would I survive in the I'm a Celebrity jungle?

It’s so close to the final! Tomorrow evening we will discover who is this year’s Queen or King of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! In this series, there really have been some ups and downs. From amazing trials to explosive arguments and the starter of all problems (I’m looking at you Lady C), this series has been a lot of fun to watch. The celebrities this week left the jungle feeling ecstatic to be going home and telling tales of terrible food and horrible insects. It got me thinking: how well would I survive in the jungle?


Of course, the experience of living in the jungle would be miles different from watching it on TV. But after watching it from the comfort of my living room, I’ve learned that living in the Aussie jungle consists of a few major things that people tend not to love. How would I react to each of these things? Could be crowned Queen of the Jungle?

Entering the jungle

In every series, the celebrities have no choice but to enter the Australian jungle in all sorts of imaginative ways. The most common is a skydive from a helicopter. We see celebrities scream and cry, and occasionally look like they’re going to be sick. But one thing the majority of them share in common is the agreement that it was one of the best experiences of their lives, and they’re so glad they did it. I’d jump at the chance (ha!) to skydive over the amazing view of the jungle from thousands of feet up in the sky.

Insects & animals

Seeing the celebs’ reactions to the bugs, snakes and crocodiles they have to come into contact with are possibly the highlights of every series. Remember those Gillian McKeith moments? We see them scream, wriggle and hit things away. However, this is one thing that wouldn’t phase me in the slightest. Bugs don’t bother me, I love snakes, and it’d be so great to meet a crocodile!

Bushtucker Trials

Now, this one would depend on what the challenge is. Being surrounded by thousands of bugs? Easy. Putting my hands into things to search for stars? No problem. But eating, swimming or anything claustrophobic? I think I’d rather go hungry, however much it would disappoint my fellow camp mates. No thank you!

The food

One big problem that I’d have: I’d rarely be able to eat! I hate rice and beans so if someone lost a trial and it was the only option, I don’t know what I’d do. I suppose I’d have to eat it if the only other option is to starve. It would be cool to try some of the exotic Aussie dishes they’re served, though.


So, there you go – quite a mixed bag, there. I think I’d be able to cope a lot better than some of the people you see flailing around whenever they come into contact with a bug, but I may be completely rubbish at the trials and eating the food. The cold shower and the ‘dunny’ don’t appeal to me very much either.

Who are you rooting for to win? I’m going with Vicky Pattison, who is also currently at the top of the Bookies’ list to win…

See this year’s finale to I’m A Celebrity and find out who is crowned King or Queen of the Jungle on ITV, this Sunday at 9am!

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