I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia has seen a host of international celebs hit the South African jungle.
The international contestants have ranged from “yeah, I guess that makes sense” to “WTAF are they in the jungle for?”
While many of them failed to take out the title of King or Queen of the Jungle, they certainly offered up plenty of laughs and insight into their unique lives.
Keep scrolling as we revisit I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia‘s international celebrities.
Easily the biggest shock of the inaugural season of I’m a Celebrity Australia was the entrance of Maureen McCormick.
The all-American Brady Bunch star won over viewers with her candor on the show, opening up about her struggles with mental health and addiction.
The actress went all-in in the challenges, even going as far to eat worms! Total vom.
Maureen ended up coming fourth in season one.
After the show wrapped it was revealed Maureen’s husband had banned her from seeing her I’m a Celeb co-stars!
Fellow contestant Joel Creasy spilled that he had taken Maureen on a night out in LA after the show wrapped, and it may have gotten just a little out of hand.
Joel confessed: “We played pool all night at a gay bar in Santa Monica called The Roosterfish and I sent her home in such a state that other I’m a Celeb contestants who have tried to hang out with her in LA since haven’t been allowed to because her husband has said no.”
English cricketer Freddie Flintoff made waves on the first season of I’m a Celeb Australia after entering as an intruder on day 17.
The sportsman won over viewers with his distinctive British charm and went on to be crowned king of the jungle.
Freddie continued to appear on Aussie TV screens (much to our delight) with stints on The Project and Australian Ninja Warrior.
British-born Bonnie Lythgoe rose to fame as a dancer and theatre producer in the 1990s.
The English star appeared in season two of II’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia but was eliminated halfway through its run.
At 66 years old, she was the second-oldest contestant on the season after 72-year-old Val Lehman.
Bonnie gave fans a good giggle when she cheered whilst exiting the jungle, telling her campmates “I’m honestly so happy, I just knew, honestly.”
“I couldn’t believe I made it halfway, it’s more than I ever thought I could do,” she said. “I believe that the right people are still there,” she said.
Queer Eye star and all-around icon Carson Kressley entered the jungle as a surprise intruder on the third season of I’m a Celeb Australia.
The American actor and designer was a part of the “fab five” in the original rendition of Queer Eye.
He also hosted How to Look Good Naked and competed on season 13 of Dancing with the Stars US.
Carson delivered some wholesome moments during his time in the jungle, joking upon his exit: “Take my clean underwear Steve [Price],” followed by, “You’ll all have a place to stay in New York. This is so weird. Goodbye everybody, enjoy the beans.”
American actor and comedian, Tom Arnold, was the first to be booted from the jungle on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia season three.
However, Tom’s impact on the show was felt long after everyone had left the jungle, with the comedian filing a lawsuit for defraudment against Network Ten.
Tom claimed he signed up for the show as well as a follow-up comedy tour in exchange for $US425,000.
The comedy tour did not go ahead, and Tom alleged the network still owed him $US140,000.
A spokesperson for Network Ten replied at the time: “All amounts owed to Tom Arnold by Network Ten have been paid. We have fully discharged all our obligations to Tom Arnold. And we have received no notice of any legal proceedings.”
As the former footman and butler to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, Paul Burrell was a surprising contestant on the fourth season of I’m a Celebrity Australia.
The Brit opened up about his experiences in the world of royalty, including an emotional recount of seeing Princess Diana’s body after her death.
He broke down in tears, telling fellow contestants: “When she died, I sat with her, I held her hand and I said to her ‘wake up, wake up, you’re not really dead are you? You’re still alive and you’re playing a trick on me’.”
Paul was eliminated just after the season’s halfway mark.
She may have won the hit jungle series in the UK, but Vicky Pattison fell short of the final three during her time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia season four.
The former Geordie Shore star entered the competition as an intruder alongside Paul Burell.
It seems the Aussies may have rubbed off on her while in the jungle, too. After her exit from the show, Vicky revealed that she wants to move to Australia.
“That’s the thing I love about the jungle. You get this wild opportunity to sit and take stock of what is important.”
Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Lang said goodbye to her The Bold and The Beautiful castmates when she made her way into the jungle for I’m A Celebrity season five.
While she was in the jungle to raise money for her charity, Break Away From Cancer, she confessed she felt “boring” for being eliminated.
Dropping to her knees, she said: “I’m so disappointed, I just wanted to do better.”
She then revealed the reason for appearing on the show was in honour of her dad, who passed away from colon cancer when she was 13 years old.
Serial reality contestant Charlotte Crosby won over Aussies during the sixth season of TV jungle antics.
After her infamous relationship with her Geordie Shore co-star Gaz Beadle, she wasn’t banking on finding a beau on ANOTHER reality show,
However, fans were quickly gagging for a relationship to bloom between Charlotte and I’m A Celeb co-star Ryan Gallagher after their flirt-fest became the hottest thing on TV.
Before long, the pair were macking on, jungle-style, much to fans’ delight!
Unfortunately, the couple split soon after the series finished filming following Charlotte’s return to the UK.
As the king of gossip, Perez Hilton certainly didn’t leave his diva persona in the US when arriving in the jungle.
Fans of the show will remember the prima donna for losing his absolute sh*t at his co-stars before he became the seventh star eliminated during season six.
He couldn’t get out of the jungle fast enough, however, bidding farewell to his fellow celebs with a brutal snub.
“Adios. It was a pleasure meeting most of you. Bye-bye.” Savage AF!
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