ABC announces "Get Me Out" cast
Among the eight "celebrities" taking part are model Tyson Beckford, TV host Julie Brown, Olympic champion Bruce Jenner, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host Robin Leach, Hollywood fashion critic Melissa Rivers, actress Alana Stewart and Howard Stern's radio sidekick Stuttering John. An eighth contestant will be announced at a later date.
The series, which will air on a primetime slot on the network over fifteen consecutive nights, strands the celebrities in the Australian rainforest with only basic food rations and sleeping conditions.
During the first week, viewers will vote on a daily basis via phone and internet to choose the celebrity they want to undertake the "Bush Tucker Trial" -- a challenge to try and win food for the group.
In the second week, one celebrity will be voted out each day by viewers, until just one remains to be crowned King (or Queen) of the jungle. Proceeds from telephone voting will go to the charity of the winner's choice.
Standup comedian John Lehr will host "Get Me Out", which is scheduled to air next month.