Bye-bye, South Africa: Jungle camp changes location again

Bye bye, South Africa
Jungle camp changes location again

South Africa will probably become a flash in the pan for “I’m a star – get me out of here”. The jungle camp leaves the Mpumalanga wildlife sanctuary and changes location. There is also a change in the moderation duo.

After the jungle camp took place in South Africa this year, the question arises as to where the new season will be filmed next year. The decision has already been made. In 2023 we will return to Australia. “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” on RTL and RTL + will therefore be broadcast from Down Under next January, as the broadcaster has announced.

The 15th season of the RTL show was filmed in early 2022 near the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary in Mpumalanga. Filip Pavlović was named the current king of the jungle there.

As early as February, RTL entertainment boss Markus Küttner said: “The jungle belongs in Australia and we will produce the show there again if that is possible”. This depends on the Corona situation.

Köppen takes a sauna for Australia’s heat

So while the show returns to a familiar location, the hosting duo is changing. Sonja Zietlow and Jan Köppen will travel to Australia next year to guide through the jungle camp. RTL announced in July that Köppen would replace Zietlow’s TV partner Daniel Hartwich. It had already become known in February that he was leaving for family reasons.

“In terms of content, I don’t want to copy him,” said Köppen RTL in relation to the Hartwich successor. He will “chat” with his predecessor and get some tips. The 39-year-old joked that he would prepare himself for the temperatures in Australia by going to the sauna. “The working hours are very absurd,” said Köppen. One makes breakfast television for the evening program in Germany. The humor and wit of the show suits him personally. “With a certain irony and distance, combined with a portion of empathy,” this is how Köppen will approach his new task in the jungle.

(This article was first published on Wednesday, August 03, 2022.)

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