Mt Warning near the jungle location of the UK version of I'm a celebrity get me out of here.
Mt Warning near the jungle location of the UK version of I'm a celebrity get me out of here.

I’m a celebrity UK filming near Murwillumbah

IF YOU noticed helicopters flying around Mt Burrell and Murwillumbah over the weekend - it wasn't police - 12 UK celebrities are in town for the 15th series of I'm a celebrity get me out of here.

The first episode of the hit series, which last year averaged about 11 million views per night, airs tonight on ITV (UK time).

The 2015 series features TV host Yvette Fielding, businessman Duncan Bannatyne, X Factor star George Shelley, former footballer Kieron Dyer, actress Jorgie Porter, choreographer Brian Friedman, royal biographer Lady Colin Campbell, Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, boxer Chris Eubank and fashion guru Susannah Constantine.

The 24 day show is centred around a camp in the 'Australian jungle', where celebrities compete in daily challenges.

During the first episode Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley and actress Jorgie Porter have 30,000 cockroaches poured over them in the Hellevate challenge.

The second challenge, Bad Buoys, sees celebrities passing buoys along a rope to a pontoon, with Lady Colin Campbell staying out of the water and cheering from the shore.

The Tree of Torment challenge saw a tree trunk containing five hollows containing, snakes, rats, crabs.

Inside the trunk was a key on a wire and each contestant had to put their hand in a hole to pass the key along the wire to the next participant.

2014 winner, motorcyclist Carl Fogerty has confirmed he will be coming to Australia to be part of the show.

"I'm going to go out there for the last week and do a few shows with Laura (Whitmore) and Swashy (Joe Swash) and then handover my crown to the new King or Queen," he said.

A whole host of new bush tucker trials have been revealed, including one that involves sheep testicles.

Another of the new trials is said to be called "Sun Scream" and involves contestants smearing gruesome concoctions, including bugs and fish guts, over each others' skin.

Dishes of the day in the food eating challenges will include duck feet, cow lips, bush pig semen, camel penis porridge, boiled sheep testicles and rat tail soup.