Chris Brown and Julia Morris host the TV series I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! from South Africa.
Chris Brown and Julia Morris host the TV series I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! from South Africa. Channel 10

And the celebrities going into the jungle are...

A NEW crop of celebrities have entered the jungle on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Shane Warne is set to join them.

The cricketing star will enter camp tomorrow night after being unveiled at the end of tonight's episode as this year's "mega star" and appointed leader of the camp with authority over the other celebrities.

Warne was reportedly lured to the reality show with a multi-million dollar deal.

The celebrities were revealed in two groups and had to undertake different challenges before meeting and heading to their base camp.

Choreographer Bonnie Lythgoe, comedian Akmal Saleh, iron woman Courtney Hancock, singer Anthony Callea and rugby league legend Paul Harragon all skydived out a helicopter.

Meanwhile, former AFL bad boy Brendan Fevola, DJ Havana Brown, TV personality Jo Beth Taylor, Prisoner star Val Lehman, Australian Idol finalist Dean Geyer and The Bachelor's Laurina Fleure kayaked through river rapids.

 

The cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! season two, from left, Dean Geyer, Bonnie Lythgoe, Paul Harragon, Jo Beth Taylor, Akmal Saleh, Val Lehman, Brendan Fevola, Laurina Fleure, Courtney Hancock, Anthony Callea and Havana Brown.
The cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! season two, from left, Dean Geyer, Bonnie Lythgoe, Paul Harragon, Jo Beth Taylor, Akmal Saleh, Val Lehman, Brendan Fevola, Laurina Fleure, Courtney Hancock, Anthony Callea and Havana Brown. Channel 10

The reality show, based on the long-running UK series, follows celebrities 24 hours a day as they live in isolation on a basic 800-calorie diet of beans and rice.

To gain viewer votes and luxury food items, the stars must compete in gross and confronting challenges involving South Africa's wildlife.

The kayakers won the first tucker trial, which meant the skydivers were dunked in a pool of rotting fish before talking the long way to camp.

Reality set in as the celebrities settled in for their first night sleeping under the stars to the sounds of baboons in the nearby trees.

The new crop of contestants received a mixed reaction on social media ranging from "who are these 'celebrities'?" to Paul Harragon fans declaring the 2016 season as a "cracker".

 


The 2016 I'm A Celeb cast:

Havana Brown: Melbourne native Angelique Meunier, better known by her DJ name Havana Brown, has sold more than 3.2 million singles worldwide and her videos have racked up more than 57 million views on VEVO.

 

Anthony Callea: The ARIA Award-winning singer is known as the 2004 runner-up of Australian Idol and has more recently starred in the stage musicals Grease, Rend and Wicked.

 

Brendan Fevola: The controversial former AFL star and Coleman Medal winner played 2014 games for Carton and the Brisbane Lions during his sporting career. The 35-year-old was encouraged to go on I'm A Celebrity by his three daughters.

 

Laurina Fleure: The Melbourne model and fashion designer rose to fame on the second season of The Bachelor and as one of the dating show's controversial characters coined the viral hashtag #dirtystreetpie.

 

Dean Geyer: After finishing second runner-up in the 2006 season of Australia Idol, the South African expat launched his acting career on Neighbours. Since moving to the US he has starred on the TV series Glee, Casual and Terra Nova.

 

Courtney Hancock: In 2011 the Gold Coast-based iron woman became the first person in the history of Australian Surf Sports to win the triple crown of elite events in one year. She is representing the Mind and Me Foundation.

 

Paul "The Chief" Harragon: The Rugby League legend captained the Newcastle Knights to an inaugural premiership in 1997 and represented NSW in 20 State of Origin matches.

 

Val Lehman: The grandmother, who lives on Moreton Bay's Macleay Island, is best known for her Silver Logie-winning role as Bea Smith in the long-running TV drama Prisoners.

 

Bonnie Lythgoe: The choreographer, director and producer is best known for her work on the TV series So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. She has more recently staged the pantomimes Snow White, Cinderella and Aladdin.

 

Akmal Saleh: The award-winning comedian regular stars in comedy festivals around the world. He wrote a book charting his journey as an immigrant from Egypt to Australia as an 11-year-old.

 

Jo Beth Taylor: The 44-year-old rose to fame on the TV series Australia's Funniest Home Videos and Hey Hey It's Saturday. She also found success as a singer with her debut album 99 Reasons.

 

Shane Warne: Australia's highest ever wicket taker, with 708 test wickets to his name. The "King of Spin" was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2011.


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