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'I'm A Celeb' to have battle of the sexes

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Shaun Ryder from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Season 10

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This year's I'm A Celebrity is to kick off with a battle of the sexes as the campers are split into rival teams.

Ant & Dec will oversee the ten celebrities who will be shown entering the jungle on Sunday night. However, in a new twist to the show, they will all face a Terrorvision trial on the opening episode.

The victors in the challenge will earn a stay at a luxury villa, while the losers will have to pack up their belongings for a night in the jungle. The two teams will then stay apart for a number of days on separate sites called Camp Sheila and Camp Bruce.

Exec producer Chris Brodgen said: "I can confirm that we are splitting the celebrities into two groups this year, so it's going to be men versus women from the very start. There will also be a big surprise for them on day one.

"The celebrities will be thrown into the deep end when they meet for the very first time because they will immediately face their first trial - Terrorvision. This will take place at a luxury villa we've hired for the show and we hope it's going to shock them all from the start.

"The winners of the trial will get to spend the night in the luxury villa. The losers will be sent away to a temporary jungle camp for the night."

Linford Christie, Aggro Santos, Lembit Opik, Shaun Ryder and Nigel Havers will make up the boys team. The girls team includes Gillian McKeith, Sheryl Gascoigne, Stacey Solomon, Britt Ekland and Kayla Collins.

Brogden also warned that the celebrities may be in for a tough time with the weather this year. "The weather forecast is storms and rain for the next few weeks, so the celebrities are in for an extremely wet time," he said.

"We have had catastrophic storms in the area and the camp's creek has been severely flooded a couple of times already this year. We can't predict the weather, so we will just have to wait and see what happens - but we certainly hope there will be no more floodings in the creek."

I'm A Celeb launches on Sunday night at 9pm on ITV1.

> Click here for our full interview with Chris Brogden

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