I'm A Celebrity South Africa: start date & time, cast and what to expect

24 April 2023, 13:57

I'm A Celebrity set to go to South Africa

By Jenny Mensah

The premiere date of the special edition of the reality show has been announced. Find out when it starts and who's in the cast.

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I'm A Celebrity is set to return this month for a special all-star edition, this time taking place in South Africa.

The reality show is set to reunite some of the most memorable contestants from the seasons to mark 20 years since it first aired.

The line-up, which includes everyone from Happy Mondays legend Shaun Ryder to former supermodel Janice Dickinson, was released next month and now its start date has been confirmed.

Find out everything we know about I'm A Celebrity... South Africa, including it's start date and time, who's in the cast and what to expect from the special show.

I'm A Celebrity... South Africa starts in April 2023
I'm A Celebrity... South Africa starts in April 2023. Picture: ITV/Lifted Entertainment

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When does Celebrity South Africa start?

I'm a Celebrity... South Africa kicks off on Monday 24th April from 9pm on ITV 1 and ITVX. The launch show, will last for 90 minutes and will see this year's contestants enter their new home in South Africa.

Who's in I'm A Celebrity South Africa?

  • Boxing Champion – Amir Khan
  • Diversity Dancer & DJ – Jordan Banjo
  • Former Coronation Street Star – Helen Flanagan
  • TV Presenter – Carol Vorderman
  • Olympic Athlete – Fatima Whitbread
  • Former Royal Butler – Paul Burrell
  • Ex-England Cricketer – Phil Tufnell
  • Supermodel – Janice Dickinson
  • Music Legend – Shaun Ryder

When's the next episode of I'm A Celeb South Africa?

Get ITV's series laydown so far:

  • Episode 1: Monday 24 April: 9pm - 10.30pm
  • Episode 2: Tuesday 25 April: 9pm - 10.15pm
  • Episode 3: Wednesday 26 April: 9pm - 10pm
  • Episode 4: Thursday 27 April: 9pm - 10.15pm
  • Episode 5: Friday 28 April: 9pm - 10pm

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What can we expect from I'm A Celebrity South Africa?

Apart from a new location, I'm A Celeb South Africa promises to be a "uniquely different series" with no public vote and more "unexpected twists and turns" than ever before.

Many more celebrities are also promised to be entering the series, but audiences have to watch to find out what's in store.

A press release from ITV reads: "They survived the Australian jungle, but South Africa is an even harder proposition which will push them to their limits and test them like never before. The challenges are bigger and tougher and the environment harsher and more unforgiving. W

"With no public vote, they will be competing against each other in a battle to become the first ever 'I'm A Celebrity Legend'."

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Who's presenting I'm A Celeb South Africa?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ant & Dec will return for their role as hosts of the hit reality series, delivering their award-winning double act as the weeks unfold.

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