Stars like Lucas Cordalis and Cosimo Citiolo are currently fighting for victory in the jungle camp.
The question of how real the jungle camp really is has been circulating for years. “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” According to the German media that are on site, it is really filmed in the Australian jungle, but RTL likes to trick every now and then.
Of all things, that pisses off a former jungle queen. Maren Gilzer (62) won the show in 2015. Today she can no longer watch the show because watching arouses too many negative emotions in her. “Moreover, because I know how it is that some candidates behave so impossible. It’s just that RTL manipulates,” she says to “Watson.de”.
RTL plays candidates against each other
RTL deliberately relies on different roles in the jungle camp. “Of course the show needs a bitch, but also someone who has a balancing effect, someone whose fuse is very short, someone who is always good for a scandal and so on,” she says. The broadcaster reportedly has tricks to create these roles. “They try to play the candidates off against each other and heat up the atmosphere in the camp,” explains Gilzer. You can fall for these tricks – or not.
In the jungle camp, the candidates would be driven to show the negative sides of themselves if possible. “Some don’t dare to go home afterwards for fear of what public opinion will be about them,” Gilzer claims. The former lucky fairy does not agree with this. “There are also people in the jungle camp who are not mentally stable, who have experienced defeats in their careers that they have not coped with well. The way RTL rambles on about it, exposes these people and keeps coming back – that’s just too blatant and too inhuman for me.”
Production supports the candidate in the search for wood
RTL is also happy to help with the jungle camp infrastructure, as “Bild” reports. The campers often stay dry, even when it rains in the Australian jungle. Production stretched a large tarpaulin over the camp to protect the cameras and employees from the rain, says Gilzer. However, only the fireplace and the sleeping places of the stars should be covered. The rest of the camp was not spared from the rain.
Because not everything in the jungle is protected, the residents have to struggle with wet firewood, Gilzer continues. Because the campfire must never go out, RTL is helping the candidates here too. Production workers already deposit chopped and dried wood in the forest. The campers then have to look for it. RTL confirms this to the German newspaper.
Rocks in the jungle camp are not real
In recent years, “Bild” has made several cheats on the show known. Not real: the waterfall. It is turned off at night by the tap so as not to be wasteful. The lake is also artificial. The outhouse should also smell less than expected. According to the German newspaper, there is a ton underneath that has been disposed of. The rocks in the jungle tests are also fake. They are like in an amusement park made of fiberglass and would house RTL cameras, among other things.
The way the candidates go to the jungle exams is not always real either. In fact, the participants would often be chauffeured in a jeep. The way is long – and it leads past buildings that the spectators should not see. Because seclusion of the sleeping place is only pretended. In fact, it is only a few meters to the next office container of the production company. The road that runs through the jungle camp facility is also in the immediate vicinity. (bsn)