Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh can you believe it? The show is already over!! We’ll I guess time flies when you are having fun. Or at least when the audience is having fun and the people on screen are going through absolute bug infested hell. Not only did they seriously entertain us, but they did it all for charity! Explaining why the show cast Y-list celebrities considering the big ones would never dream of taking part in something selfless.
I don’t really remember what my expectations were at the beginning of this season, but I’ve got to say I was pleasantly surprised. I was introduced to a bunch of people I’d never heard of before and a lot of them really grew on me. John Salley is a gentle giant vegan chef with a foul mouth. Speidi doesn’t give a you know what about charity, but make up for it with their Bible thumping and God praising. The Badlwin brothers were just as annoying as expected. Holly Montag seems pretty nice. Sanjaya is the not-so-gay-gay-best-friend-but-not-gay-himself singer of camp. Torrie is the 4B’s : blonde, brawn, boobs and brain. Pattie is probably going to jail alongside her husband. Frangela is better fit for The Biggest Loser. Janice is in another orbit but the gravitational pull she has on her audience is ridiculous and finally Lou Diamond Phillips is the king of the jungle.
Although most of the challenges did seem to only involve the “gross factor” of slimy creepy crawlies they were always entertaining. I actually found myself wanting the bugs and slime when the challenges were only focused on smarts or strength. And since we are on the topic of challenges, let’s talk about the two who introduced all of them. Damien and Myleene. There seemed to be some Costa Rican sparks flying between these two during the beginning and middle of the show, but nearing the end the flame sort of burnt out. Or maybe it was just those large log chairs they made them sit separately on. I guess we’ll never know.
All in all I applaud the celebrities for sticking it out and providing us with some good summer fun. I doubt I’ll be heading to the center of the rainforest anytime soon, but I would definitely check out the next season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
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It’s the live finale! It’s the end of the 3 and ½ weeks and here we finally are!
The hosts are chillin’ in the studio with the celebrities who have already been cast off. Spencer admits that the other celebrities have actually added value to his fame. I’m not really sure if he’s correct on that one….but I’ll let them all enjoy that moment.
The remaining celebrities go to the jungle spa and it is anything but a relaxing retreat. It’s their final food trial and each is playing for their favorite foods. Torrie gets cockroaches all over her head. John Salley dunks his face into a bowl of “vomit fruit” and retrieves some stars with his mouth. Lou has to fish for stars in holes full of spiders and frogs. Yuck.
After this they all have to deal with three more disgusting services.
Torrie has to get into the hot tub full of crocodiles. She says excuse me guys to the crocs. Aw she’s so cute. Torrie picks up a crocodile and kisses it. It’s a bit scary but she’s had to share a ring with much more dangerous and unattractive creatures, so I’m sure it was easy for her.
John Salley deals with some snakes while Lou gets the most disgusting jungle spray tan which is topped off with a shower of maggots (one of which tries to crawl into his ear) gross-ness.
Back in the studio Spencer says the final three have lost lots of weight, but lets them know he’s been eating extra for them back in LA. Stephen says he is going to stay an extra week to catch a fish. Yeah you do that Stephen. I’m sure the casting agents won’t miss you. Patti says it is better being out of the jungle and Sanjaya the king of trials says his favorite trial was the torture tank because he loved being in water with reptiles. During their final night the three finalists enjoyed a “gourmet dinner”. John’s tofu burger apparently made his taste buds clap while Torrie says she is an inspiration to women by demonstrating women can be strong. I guess?
Each celebrity who was voted off spill who they think will win the show. When we get to Spencer he (obviously) says that HE is the one who will win. Buddy, you’ve been off the show for 3 weeks! Oh well, it was kind of funny. John Salley is first to be sent… to the other side of the fire? No going home just yet. He must stick around to find out who has won. John’s review of his stay in the jungle was actually pretty sad. Now I wish I was on a basketball team with him. Or maybe I just want him to cook for me. To see this re-cap I feel I’ve grown an odd attachment to these people. When did this happen?
24 days later Lou and Torrie stand and wait to find out who has won the competition. And the winner is Lou Diamond Phillips. I’d say he does deserve it. Congratulations, you did well papa Lou Lou.
We’ve got a bunch of new I’m A Celeb bonus clips, just so you don’t feel you’re missing out on any of the action. And, even better (maybe): the Celebs make a slasher film! Oh horror!
The hosts make a visit to camp and announce that there are no more teams; it’s now every celebrity for himself. The pink and blue outfits are thrown away and replaced with new green shirts. What are those numbers supposed to be on the back of each of their shirts? Anyone know?
The next morning Janice is in a terribly bad mood. She’s normally “off” but this is worse than usual considering she takes it out on Holly for not putting away clean dishes. I would think that the reality of not being in the top two could easily bring this super model down. To find out she’s not getting the votes she knows (thinks) she deserves it makes sense she would throw a bit of a fit. Holly confronts Janice about her mood and she gives a two-faced response – apologizing to Holly’s face and ripping her apart in the confessional.
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Back at camp the celebrities discuss how John immediately chose himself. He seems to be the only one who really thinks it was a fair decision. Patti even says that John should have picked her. Someone’s feeling a little entitled there.
Continuing in his role as Camp Leader, John Salley decides to be the camp alarm clock, waking up Janice with a nice greeting of “get yo sexy ass outta bed.” After her rude awakening Janice shares her odd dream with Stephen Baldwin. He tries to analyze her dream and she starts crying because he basically tells her that she is close to death. She is having a tough morning.