We’re coming in hot for TV ratings period, and you know what that means: REALITY TELEVISION. Yes, the networks are set to flood us with dating shows, cooking shows, DIY home reno shows, and of course, that show where a bunch of semi-famous people get chucked in the South African bush and some devil pours fkn cockroaches all over their heads.
Network Ten‘s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is actually, I’ll admit it, kind of fun to watch in that really sadistic way where it’s kind of fun to watch celebrities suffering from the comfort of your cheap IKEA lounge.
And according to the Herald Sun, producers are already busy casting the upcoming fourth series of the show, and MY GOD there are some names being thrown around.
The outlet reports that controversial Aussie tennis player Bernard Tomic has been going around telling his mates that he’s been offered $1 million to take part in the show.
Since Tomic, 25, seems to constantly be questioning whether tennis is his bag or not, a month and a half in the South African jungle might set him on the right path.
The Tomic news follows on from speculation last month that our favourite fictional nanny (sorry, Mary Poppins), Fran Drescher may take part. In fact, the Daily Telegraph quoted a source as saying: “Drescher ticks all the boxes. She is a bullseye, if you like.”
I do like. I do like this very much.
Other names being thrown around that I’ve collected from various corners of the internet are as follows:
Glenn Robbins (would be amazing if he stayed in character as Russell Coight, am I right?)
John Howard (TV actor, not ex-PM though that would be compelling stuff.)
Huge if true.
An official statement from the network, published by the Herald Sun, was predictably neither here nor there.
Network Ten does not confirm or deny any speculation about the identities of celebrities for the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
All the celebs will soon be revealed. And covered in snakes, of course.