EXCLUSIVE: I’m A Celeb stars will take on goriest trial EVER in Squid Game themed challenge that will see camp-mates wear the iconic green tracksuits
- The tracksuits will be akin to the leisurewear worn by Squid Game contestants
- I’m A Celeb’s costume department have made the tracksuits specifically for the challenge, which will see celebrities be pushed to their limit
- An insider said: ‘The Squid Game style is the trial bosses are excited about’
- Squid Game is Netflix’s biggest ever show, with subscribers watching 1.65billion hours of content within its first 28 days of release
I’m A Celeb stars will compete in the show’s goriest ever Bushtucker Trial, inspired by gruesome Netflix hit Squid Game.
MailOnline can reveal campmates will don matching green tracksuits, akin to the striking leisurewear worn by Korean contestants partaking in deadly children’s games, which shocked global audiences when the series was released last year.
The ITV show’s costume department have made the tracksuits specifically for the challenge, but they won’t be an exact replica due to image rights issues, meaning the I’m A Celeb version will be more of a parody.
Yuck! I’m A Celeb stars will compete in the show’s goriest ever Bushtucker Trial, inspired by gruesome Netflix hit Squid Games (Andrew Whyment pictured in 2019)
A show insider said: ‘The Squid Game style is the trial show bosses are most excited about.
‘Being back in Australia means challenges can be on a far bigger scale and they’ve really pushed the boat out for this one.
‘Viewers will no doubt know all about Squid Game and its bloodthirsty content, therefore pushing the celebrities into that world will make for exciting telly.’
Squid Game is Netflix’s biggest ever show, with subscribers watching 1.65billion hours of content within its first 28 days of release.
Game on! MailOnline can reveal campmates will don matching green tracksuits, akin to the striking leisurewear worn by Korean Squid Game contestants (pictured)
The series centres on 456 players, all of whom are experiencing financial hardship, asked to compete in a series of children’s games in a bid to win a huge cash prize.
However, competitors soon realise losing a game will result in their death and every fatal casualty results in the prize pot increasing for the eventual winner.
The players are kept under watch by masked guards in pink jumpsuits, while games are overseen by the Front Man, who wear a black mask and black uniform.
It’s thought the guards and Front Men will also be depicted in the Bushtucker Trial version.
A show insider said: ‘The Squid Game style is the trial show bosses are most excited about’
The new I’m A Celeb series, which starts on Sunday, will feature a record 24 trials, with disgraced MP Matt Hancock tipped to feature in the opening challenges given the outage he’s caused by signing up for the show.
The classic eating trials and aerial challenges will once again feature, likewise the Celebrity Cyclone, which takes place at the conclusion of the series featuring the four finalists.
All the contestants featuring in this year’s series have now arrived in Australia and have to quarantine for seven days before entering the jungle.
Hancock and comedian Seann Walsh will join the rest of the campmates at a later stage.
The pair have been pitted together as they have both been branded ‘love-rats’ following high profile affairs.
Walsh was caught kissing his Strictly dance partner Katya Jones behind his girlfriend Rebecca Humphries back in October 2018, while Hancock was forced to quit as health secretary in June 2021 after he was pictured breaking his own lockdown rules and kissing his married aide, Gina Coladangelo.
Squid squalor! The ITV show’s costume department have made the tracksuits specifically but they won’t be an exact replica due to image rights issues
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
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