How Many Maggots Does It Take To Make 'I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'?
As we get closer to crowning the King or Queen of the jungle for 2020, we thought we’d take a look at the stats behind ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.
Throughout the season roughly 7000 hours of footage is collected of the celebs in camp, at the Tok Tokkie and performing trials, captured by more than 60 cameras.
During those trials, our celebs get to meet a whole swathe of critters including an estimated 800 scorpions, more than 200 snakes, 10 crocodiles, 200 maggots, six tarantulas, 3000 crickets, 6000 super worms, 60 frogs, 120 rats, 20,000 cockroaches and one baby porcupine.
The series obviously takes the welfare of all animals very seriously, so all critters that take part in any trials or make appearances throughout the series are handled by expert wranglers to make sure they're handled with the utmost care. The production also works closely with several local animal societies including the SPCA.
Every day each celeb is given a ration of 45 grams of beans per day, so if they are in the jungle from day one all the way until the end, they’d be chowing down on almost two kilograms of beans, and a bit over two kilos of rice.
While they are given strict rations, the celebs will always find a way to sneak a few forbidden objects into the camp.
In 2020, the contraband smuggled by our celebs included 10 bobby pins, five teabags, seven coffee sachets, three photos, a shoelace, an eye mask, two sachets of sugar, a bag of salt, a bag of coffee, paprika, three bars of chocolate, two children’s toys, a bag of red sauce, chicken stock, three pomelos and -- of course -- an eyelash brush.
Each celeb is allowed to bring in three pairs of swimwear and six pairs of undies. They’re also provided with a tube of sunscreen and mosquito repellent -- though these can be replenished if used up before they leave the jungle.
Celebs are also given toothpaste, a toothbrush, moisturiser, shampoo and conditioner, a razor and towels. All toiletries are biodegradable and environmentally friendly so as not to throw the balance out of the natural reserve they call home.