A Swedish version of the English reality TV-show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!” is expected to air on Sweden’s largest television network TV4. The TV-show, in Swedish called, “Kändisdjungeln”, is expected to be one of the biggest shows of the fall for TV4. The show is being filmed in the jungles of Malaysia, where 10 celebrities will compete in tasks usually involving snakes, spiders or other animals.
The program’s format allows viewers to vote, by phone, text message or TV interactive service for the celebrity they would like to see win. The last celebrity, after all the others have been evicted, is the winner and is named king or queen of the Malaysian jungle.
An anonymous source tells Swedish Aftonbladet that it’s been difficult finding celebrities who want to appear on the show. Legendary Swedish tennis player Björn Borg is said to have gotten an offer to take part in the program but has declined. His wife Patricia Borg is also believed to have been approached.
The only celebrities participating so far is Bengt Frithiofsson — one of Sweden’s leading wine experts and MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee, who will have to sit out most of the band’s upcoming North American tour in order to take part in “Kändisdjungeln”.
Mikkey Dee is psyched about the trip to the jungle but also knows that it will not be an easy task. “It will be a tough adventure,” he tells Swedish Expressen. “We will be there for three weeks.”
A total of 16 episodes of “Kändisdjungeln” are expected to air throughout September. The show will appear on TV at least one hour every day, according to Mikkey Dee.