I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!2017 is #winning.
So far, so really good, the series has been a huge success and is officially the most-watched programme on ITV this year. The launch episode, which marked the reunion of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly following the former's recent stint in rehab, secured an audience share of 46% with a peak of 11.2 million viewers tuning in. To put that into perspective, The X Factor has been attracting around the 5 million mark. Yep...exactly.
Let's just say ITV bosses are very happy at the moment, and so are we because the line-up is fantastic, Ant & Dec are on fire, and as for the Bushtucker Trials... well, let's just say that producers have outdone themselves.
Here's everything you need to know about ITV's most successful show of 2017...
I'm a Celebrity 2017 eliminations: Who has left?
It seems like they only just landed Down Under, but the celebs have already started leaving the jungle.
Here's who's gone so far:
Rebekah Vardy – eliminated third
New queen of the WAGS, Becky, didn't exactly win over viewers.
Despite throwing herself into Bushtucker Trials and being a strong personality in camp, those tuning into the show turned on her after she made comments about Iain Lee being "fake". Some even accused her of bullying the comedian.
Kezia Dugdale – eliminated second
Kezia is the first serving politician to head to the jungle since Tory MP Nadine Dorries in 2012 (who was suspended by the Conservatives for doing so).
Her decision to sign up for IAC hasn't been popular amongst her colleagues in the Scottish Labour Party – especially as she was denied permission to do the series but went ahead anyway.
Although it's been confirmed she will not lose her job for taking part in the series, it looks like she is in big trouble with party leader Richard Leonard when she returns to work.
Kezia took the huge gamble in the hope of a surge in her popularity with voters – but it looks like her bet hasn't paid off as she was second to get booted out of the jungle.
Shappi Khorsandi – eliminated first
Despite being one of the least known celebs to enter camp, Shappi got the series off to a great start.
In the launch episode, she impressed the nation by facing her fear of heights by doing a sky dive, which saw her popularity rocket.
The poor thing looked a tad traumatised at the time, but she was very proud of herself afterwards – and so were we.
However, she then started to fade into the background and consequently became the first celebrity eliminated from the competition.
Jack Maynard – walked
With 1.1 million subscribers to his social media channel, Jack was one of the favourites to win.
However, he withdrew from this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! after just three days.
Presenters Ant & Dec announced his departure on November 21, telling fans that Jack had left the series due to "circumstances outside camp".
An ITV spokeswoman told Digital Spy: "Due to circumstances outside camp Jack has had to withdraw from the show."
The news of Jack's premature exit from the show comes after a number of offensive tweets surfaced from the vlogger's Twitter account earlier this week.
A representative for Jack confirmed to Digital Spy that his exit from the series was related to the YouTube star's comments, suggesting that the decision was mutual.
Jack has since apologised for the offensive tweets, which he posted some years back. In a statement published on social media, he described himself as "young, naive and stupid".
I'm a Celebrity 2017 cast: Who is favourite to win?
Hats off to ITV, we are loving the chosen celebrities this year – we actually know who they all are!
With all the campers already having pretty big fan bases, we reckon the competition to be crowned jungle king or queen is going to be harder than ever, with the odds changing pretty much every day.
But who is favourite to win at the moment? Here's what the bookies have to say.
1. Georgia Toffolo
Toff admitted she felt inadequate compared to the other celebs in the jungle and admitted she wasn't sure why she was famous.
But the Made in Chelsea star's modesty and adorable personality has made her an early favourite with viewers.
2. Amir Khan
Amir is one of the most famous campers and apparently has the biggest pay cheque for taking part, but he got the series off to a slightly rocky start.
The boxer fell out of favour with many viewers after he quit a Bushtucker Trial, meaning the rest of the group would be living on rations. He claimed he had to stop the task because he has a phobia of snakes – but a throwback picture then surfaced on Twitter of him posing with a python around his neck.
However, the woman that owned the snake has since spoken out to insist all isn't what it seems in the snap and has confirmed that Amir's phobia is real.
Slowly but surely, Amir has been winning viewers over again and is now a favourite to win.
3. Jennie McAlpine
ITV bosses have reportedly been begging Jennie – aka Fiz off Corrie – to do IAC for years.
Well, all that hard work has finally paid off as the actress is currently Down Under on a break from Weatherfield to take part in the new series.
She's been pretty brave with the Bushtucker Trials, which works in her favour. However, she's already broken down in tears about missing her family.
Is there a possibility she could walk?
4. Stanley Johnson
Probably the most surprising addition to the line-up this series is Boris Johnson's dad Stanley.
The 77-year-old former Conservative MEP is surprisingly charismatic and seems to have already won over his fellow campers.
Could he win the series? The odds certainly look to be in his favour right now.
5. Jamie Lomas
Thanks to his role in Hollyoaks and EastEnders, Jamie is a pretty popular camper.
Some thought his ex-wife, Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, would use his stint on the show to make a few digs, but on the contrary, she's shown nothing but support.
"We have a very good relationship, Jamie and I," she told the Daily Mirror. "We have nothing bad to say about each other."
Has he got what it takes to win?
6. Iain Lee (late arrival)
Iain was picked by ITV after show bosses sought a star that could potentially cause a divide.
Well, so far, the talkRADIO presenter has certainly made an impact. He's faced his fears in Bushtucker Trials, bravely discussed his battle with mental illness and has a hilarious relationship with Stanley.
It looks like producers made the right call with this one.
7. Dennis Wise
Former Chelsea captain Dennis managed to keep this one quiet! Nobody suspected he was heading into the jungle until he was spotted at Brisbane Airport, casually strolling along with his suitcase.
Since entering camp, the best part about Dennis' signing has been the jokes Dec keeps cracking about his height. Apparently, the football star wasn't a very popular man with Newcastle fans back in his heyday.
Two decades later, Dec is finally getting revenge.
8. Vanessa White
We heard months ago that Vanessa had signed up for IAC. But it wasn't confirmed until she was spotted arriving at Brisbane Airport.
Despite having a huge fanbase thanks to her time in The Saturdays, Vanessa isn't doing too well according to the bookies.
To be fair, she's petrified of the Bushtucker Trials and seems to spend most of her time sleeping, so perhaps that could explain it.
Maybe it's time to wake up, Vanessa, or else you could be out first.
I'm a Celebrity 2017 hosts: What's the deal with Ant & Dec?
Geordie icons Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have presented the ITV series ever since it launched 15 years ago, back in 2002.
The show wouldn't be the same without them, but there were rumours the pair would not be presenting I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 2017 after Ant checked into rehab to treat issues with prescription drugs and alcohol back in June.
However, against all odds, the pair are back and funnier than ever.
During the launch episode, there was no elephant in the jungle as the pals immediately addressed Ant's rehab stint.
Rather than avoid Ant's well-documented struggles, the lads decided to have a bit of a laugh and address things in a way so cute, Gizmo from Gremlins pales in comparison.
Seriously. It was that cute.
I'm a Celebrity 2017: When is it on next?
The series launched on Sunday,November 19.
It's now on every day on ITV at 9pm or shortly after.
I'm a Celebrity 2017 air date: When is the final?
There are 22 episodes in total this series.
This means that the final will fall on Sunday, December 10.
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