I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here 2023 Launch | Live Blog - weather, last minute odds and commentary

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The return of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of here' for 2023 has arrived, with Ant and Dec set to join viewers from near the Springbrook National Park, near Murwillumbah, New South Wales. This year's contestants include Nigel Farage, Britney Spears' younger sister Jamie-Lynn Spears, Josie Gibson and Fred Siriex to name just a mere few campmates this year.

NationalWorld is live blogging the first episode, including what the campmates have been up to since arriving in the jungle. We'll also be providing links to our coverage of this year, including profiles of the contestants this year, where the series is being filmed and other trinkets of information to make your Monday morning conversation at work a lot easier.

So sit back, get ready to tune in to ITV1 or stream from ITVX from 9pm, and join us as we watch along the first episode of the brand new season of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.'

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Good evening and welcome to NationalWorld's live coverage of the first episode of this year's 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.'

Alongside sharing information we've collated over the weeks regarding this year's contest, we'll also be providing some commentary from this evening's show, taking place on ITV1 and ITVX from 9pm.

So while 'The Masked Singer: I'm A Celebrity Special' finishers (and I find out who 'Dunny' is,) let's get ready for the new series of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here'

What's the weather like for the contestants today?

... and what's it like for Any and Dec this morning in Murwillumbah, the location the jungle is closest to in New South Wales, Australia?

Well, the forecast reads "Cloudy. High chance of rain, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s."

There is also 80% change of rain, according to Australia's Bureau of Metrology.

Who was Bearded Dragon on The Masked Singer?

While we wait for 'I'm A Celeb' to start, who was the runner-up in 'The Masked Singer?'

It turned out it was Mylene Klass!

In 2006, Klass was runner-up on the sixth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and returned in 2023 for the "all-stars" series I'm a Celebrity... South Africa, which she won

Which celebrity has performed the most Bushtucker Trials?

While we wait to see which contestant this year will end up undertaking the bulk of the Bushtucker Trials this year, Natalie Dixon had a look at the celebrity who has performed the most trials in the history of the show.

You can read her article while we wait ten more minutes before 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' begins here.

Ant and Dec's jokes may be scripted but the I'm A Celeb campmates conversations are authenticAnt and Dec's jokes may be scripted but the I'm A Celeb campmates conversations are authentic
Ant and Dec's jokes may be scripted but the I'm A Celeb campmates conversations are authentic

The winner of 'The Masked Singer' is

Joe Pasquale! If you had 'Where is Joe Pasquale' on your 2023 bingo card, you can check it off now, as he wins 'The Masked Singer: I'm A Celeb Special.'

Pasquale was crowned King of the Jungle on the fourth series of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.'

The moment is upon us - off to Australia in a matter of moments...

Last minute betting odds for 'I'm A Celeb'

For those looking to have a flutter this evening, Oddschecker has the following odds for this year's winner:

  • Josie Gibson - 10/3
  • Fred Sirieix - 11/2
  • Sam Thompson - 11/2
  • Nigel Farage - 6/1

So Nigel is considered one of the favourites... stranger things have happened we guess.

Those Nigel Farage betting odds

Those odds seem interesting, given that there was talk of a boycott of the show after the announcement of Nigel Farage. Maybe Matt Hancock was onto something using reality TV to gather political capital.

Marina's thoughts: the ominous introduction

Every night I have nightmares about it, Fred said. I would have nightmares about it too...

Grace Dent says I feel sick to my absolute stomach - I don't blame you grace.

There they are! Ant and Dec!

It's 7:03am in Australia, and the familiar theme music arrives on our screens after Dec screams 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!.' The new season is here and it's a comforting, familiar feeling again.

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