I’m A Celebrity’s terrifying ‘Walk The Plank’ trial gets shocking new twist
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Now, I'm sure we're all beyond buzzing to cosy up from the comfort of our sofas and tune in to this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Ever since the star-studded line-up got released yesterday (9 November), including the likes of Jamie Lynn Spears, First Dates star Fred Sirieix and beloved social media influencer Nella Rose, fans have been wondering what the 12 contestants will be faced with in the jungle.
However, before entering the Aussie camp, the celebs have to embark on a pretty spine-chilling challenge, the ‘Walk The Plank’ trial, and it seems ITV bosses are really kicking it up a notch after adding a shocking new twist to the mix.
Have a look at last year's challenge:
The full line-up for the upcoming series includes Brexiteer Nigel Farage, JLS singer Marvin Humes, This Morning presenter Josie Gibson, EastEnders actor Danielle Harold, Made in Chelsea alum Sam Thompson, former professional boxer Tony Bellew, Hollyoaks' Nick Pickard, Italian jockey Frankie Dettori and Masterchef star Grace Dent.
The Sun has just revealed that ITV will be testing out a brand-new trial on top of the Focus Building on the Gold Coast in Australia, making the infamous 'Walk The Plank' now the 'hardest challenge yet'.
The trial sees the batch of terrified campmates cling onto a a cylindrical metal pole on all fours, while attempting to move along the length, and out into thin air all in the hopes of bagging a star.
Teaser footage from the challenge shows the whole thing taking place in the rain - adding yet another layer of difficulty into the already nerve-wracking ordeal.
The added slippery element means that just one wrong move on the pole could see a celeb fall off the whopping 100 metre-high suspension - totally relying on their safety gear to keep them from plummeting down to the ground below.
However, before taking on this new feature, the 12 celebrities have to make their way down yet another fearful metal structure.
Previous years have seen contestants edging their way out onto the shaky ladder, but it's clear that this year things will be shaken up a tad.
A source said: "One thing is immediately clear from the pictures we’ve seen of trial structures so far and now the brand new Focus Building set-up - ITV hasn’t come to play this year.
"The volume has been well and truly cranked up on every Bushtucker Trial. Everything is on track for a bigger and better series than ever."
I guess we'll just have to wait and see...