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I'm a Celeb stars to do a Squid Game style bushtucker trial

Dominic Smithers

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I'm a Celeb stars to do a Squid Game style bushtucker trial

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is about to kick off, with a whole host of famous - and not so famous - faces heading to the jungle once again.

This week, it was announced that pop legend Boy George, DJ Chris Moyles, and disgraced politician Matt Hancock were among those set to head into the Aussie jungle this year.

Since the show began two decades ago, it has largely become popular for its bushtucker trials, with viewers tuning in to see celebs embarrassed and terrified in equal measure.

And this year, producers are said to be particularly excited about one of the tasks facing campmates, as it is set to be styled on the hit Netflix series Squid Game.

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According to Mail, a 'show insider' said: "The Squid Game style challenge is the trial show bosses are most excited about.

"Being back in Australia means challenges can be on a far bigger scale and they've really pushed the boat out for this one.

"Viewers will no doubt know all about Squid Game and its blood-thirsty content, therefore pushing the celebrities into that world will make for exciting telly."

This was backed up by The Sun, which reported that it had seen production notes on the new series, which referenced the costumes they wanted celebs to wear for the task.

This year's celebs are set to land in the jungle this week. Credit: ITV
This year's celebs are set to land in the jungle this week. Credit: ITV

The instructions said: "Squid Game style tracksuits with some key differences (we don't have permission from Netflix to do this Trial so it needs to be as 'parody' as possible.

"Tracksuit tops with two digit voting number where the top left pocket would usually be as well as at the back of the collar (behind the neck).

"Be nice if we can achieve the white accent on the shoulders too. Celebs can wear normal camp t-shirt underneath tracksuit tops.

"Just tracksuit bottoms but again be nice if we could achieve the white accent that runs down the sides of the tracksuits."

For those of you who aren't aware, Squid Game centres on a bunch of people who are down on their luck, and are chosen to take part in a series of deadly tasks on a mysterious island.

After being drugged, they wake up in a room filled with bunkbeds and dozens of other players, whom they must compete against in order to win a huge cash prize.

One of the trials this year is said to have been styled on Squid Game. Credit: Netflix
One of the trials this year is said to have been styled on Squid Game. Credit: Netflix

However, this is no Supermarket Sweep kind of situation; with armed guards watching them at all times, players must compete to the death, with each person immediately killed after being knocked out of the competition.

Thankfully, though, I would imagine the I'm a Celeb version will be much tamer.

The first episode of the new series will air on ITV this Sunday (6 November) at 9pm.

ITV refused to comment on reports of a Squid Game style bushtucker trial.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Ant and Dec, Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly

Dominic Smithers
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