Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on a British original, this self-explanatory reality series gathered together ten "celebrities" and plunked them in an Australian rain forest, there to survive the elements without the usual showbiz perks. The producers also allowed the folks at home to call or e-mail ABC to select individual contestants to perform various tasks, among these, the grueling "Bush Tucker Trial." As the series progressed, viewers voted for their favorite celebs, with the one receiving the most votes earning the title of King (or Queen) of the Jungle. Comedian John Lehr acted as host. Debuting February 19, 2003, with a special live episode, I'm a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here! was subsequently broadcast over 15 consecutive evenings.