• Ford Carter

Eurovision Stars in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' Around the World



Following this year’s reveal that 'Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020' singer Jack Vidgen would be taking part as a team captain in the seventh season of 'I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here Australia', we’ve decided to scour the franchise for signs of other celebrities of Eurovision fame who have competed for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle.



I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! (Australia)


Joel Creasey

Joel Creasey has been providing Eurovision commentary for SBS in Australia alongside Myf Warhurst since the 2017 contest in Kyiv, but he had been well-known around Australia and the world prior to this for his comedy shows.


His comedic reputation as the “Acid-Tongue Prince” brought him to the attention of Network Ten, who offered him a position on their then-new reality show 'I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!' in 2015 to compete against thirteen other celebrities for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle.


Joel made it through to day 41, and was the tenth celebrity eliminated, earning him fifth place in the season. Throughout his time on the show, he only made it to the bottom two/three on two occasions out of eight eliminations, and took part in eight tucker trials.


The eventual winner of his season was former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff.



Casey Donovan

Casey Donovan took part in 'Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020' with the song ‘Proud’, written by Justine Eltakchi. The song came third in the jury votes and first in the televoting, receiving a total of 100 points and placing second overall.


Prior to taking part in 'I’m a Celebrity', Casey was known to the Australian public as a singer-songwriter, and for winning the second season of 'Australian Idol' in 2004. She had also taken part in a number of theatrical productions.


Casey made it through to the day 46 finale, and was eventually crowned as Australia’s first Queen of the Jungle. Throughout her time on the show, she only made it to the bottom three on one occasion out of ten eliminations, and took part in eleven tucker trials.



Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll’s connection to the Eurovision Song Contest comes through his duty as a member of the Australian jury in 2016, alongside, amongst others, eventual future Eurovision commentator Myf Warhurst.

Prior to taking part in 'I’m a Celebrity', Shannon was known for coming second on the debut season of 'Australian Idol' in 2003, and for his ensuing singing career.


Shannon made it through to the day 45 finale, and eventually came second in his season (as is his curse). Throughout his time on the show, he only made it to the bottom three on three occasions out of ten eliminations, and took part in thirteen tucker trials.


The eventual winner of his season was comedian and author Fiona O’Loughlin.



Myf Warhurst



Myf Warhurst has been providing Eurovision commentary for SBS in Australia alongside Joel Creasey since the 2017 contest in Kyiv, but had been well-known around the country for her work at radio station Triple J and on the ABC’s music-themed quiz show 'Spicks and Specks'.


Prior to her appearance on 'I’m a Celebrity', Myf has been working in radio and television for twenty years, with a long history of ties to public broadcaster ABC.


Myf made it through to day 25, and was the ninth celebrity eliminated, earning her sixth place in the season. Throughout her time on the show, she only made it to the bottom three on four occasions out of eight eliminations, and took part in four tucker trials.


The eventual winner of her season was chef and television presenter Miguel Maestre.



Jack Vidgen



Jack Vidgen took part in 'Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020' with the song ‘I Am King I Am Queen’, written by himself and Andrew Lowden. The song received a total of 34 points and came in eighth place on the night.


How will he fair in his season of “I’m a Celebrity”? We’ll need to keep watching to find out! Check out our feature article on Jack Vidgen entering the jungle here.



Sunt celebru, scoate-mă de aici! (Romania)


Mihai Trăistariu


Mihai Trăistariu represented Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens in 2006 with the song ‘Tornerò’ (‘I Will Return’), which placed fourth behind eventual winner Lordi’s ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’.


Mihai has competed in the Romanian national final 'Selecţia Naţională' on nine occasions, winning once (in 2006), coming second twice (in 2000 with ‘Why’ as part of Valahia and in 2017 with ‘I Won’t Surrender’) and coming third twice (in 2003 with ‘Friends are Friends’ as part of Valahia and in 2005 with ‘All the Time’ with Nico).


Mihai made it through to day 11, and was the second celebrity eliminated, earning him twelfth place in the season.


The eventual winner of his season was boxer Catalin Morosanu.



I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! (United Kingdom)


Brian Harvey


Brian Harvey took part in 'Making Your Mind Up' in 2007, the national selection process used by the United Kingdom at the time, with the song ‘I Can’. His song came sixth on the night, and the national final was won by Scooch with ‘Flying the Flag (for You)’.


Brian was also recognizable to the British public as the former lead singer of East 17.


Brian took part in the fourth series of the British version of 'I’m a Celebrity' in 2004, and made it through to day 7 before withdrawing from the competition, earning him eleventh place in the series. He referred to his day 5 bushtucker trial as the worst experience of his life.


The eventual winner of his season was comedian Joe Pasquale.



Antony Costa (of Blue)


Antony Costa, as a member of the boy group Blue, took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song ‘I Can’. The group came eleventh on the night, and the contest was won by Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with ‘Running Scared’.


Antony took part in the fifth series of 'I’m a Celebrity' in 2005, and made it through to day 15 before being the seventh celebrity eliminated, earning him sixth place in the series. Throughout his time on the show, he made it to the bottom two on two occasions out of six eliminations, and took part in two bushtucker trials.


The eventual winner of her season was journalist and author Carol Thatcher, who was also the daughter of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.



Jenny Frost (of Precious)



Jenny Frost, as a member of the girl group Precious, took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem in 1999 with the song ‘Say It Again’. The group came twelfth on the night, and the contest was won by Sweden’s Charlotte Nilsson’s ‘Take Me to Your Heaven’.


Jenny took part in the fifth series of 'I’m a Celebrity' in 2005, and made it through to day 14 before being the sixth celebrity eliminated, earning her seventh place in the series. Throughout her time on the show, she made it to the bottom two on one occasion out of five eliminations, and took part in one bushtucker trial.


The eventual winner of her season was journalist and author Carol Thatcher, who was also the daughter of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.



Simon Webbe (of Blue)



Simon Webbe, as a member of the boy group Blue, took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song ‘I Can’. The group came eleventh on the night, and the contest was won by Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with ‘Running Scared’.


Simon took part in the eighth series of 'I’m a Celebrity' in 2008, and made it through to day 19 before being the eighth celebrity eliminated, earning him fifth place in the series. Throughout his time on the show, he made it to the bottom two on three occasions out of eight eliminations, and took part in three bushtucker trials.


During one of Simon’s bushtucker trials, he injured himself, forcing the trial to end early, and earning himself and another campmate immunity from elimination.


The eventual winner of his season was EastEnders actor Joe Swash.



Samantha Fox (of Sox)


Samantha Fox, as a member of the group Sox, took part in 'A Song for Europe' in 1995, the national selection process used by the United Kingdom at the time, with the song ‘Go for the Heart’. The song came fourth on the night, and the national final was won by Love City Groove with ‘Love City Groove’.


Samantha was recognisable across Britain for her long-spanning singing and acting career.


Samantha took part in the ninth series of 'I’m a Celebrity' in 2009, and made it through to day 14 before being the fifth celebrity eliminated, earning her ninth place in the series. Throughout her time on the show, she made it to the bottom two on two occasions out of four eliminations, and took part in one bushtucker trial.


The eventual winner of her season was chef and television presenter Gino D'Acampo.

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