I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!

TV review by
Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Overexposed stars go wild in audience-driven contest.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Some celebrities are in it to win it, scoring money for charities they're truly passionate about. Others are clearly in the jungle to promote their own questionable careers.


Heated verbal arguments between contestants get physical (think hand-slapping and pushing) on rare occasions.


Some sexual innuendo, as well as talk between newlyweds about the challenges of not having sex.


Some bleeped cursing, along with audible words like "ass," "hell," "shut up" and "poo-poo."


At least two of these celebs are blatantly trying to enhance their own fame -- and future earning potential. Others might be guilty of the same crime, but they're far more subtle about it.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Steroids are mentioned.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this audience-driven reality competition airs live four nights a week over the course of a single month. (So if there are things you find questionable in terms of content, prepare for an onslaught.) You'll also hear a little potty talk and some bleeped cursing and see heated arguments that occasionally get physical between celebrity contestants. Stars' motives range from true (thank you, Lou Diamond Phillips) ... to blatantly fame-seeking (we're looking at you, Spencer Pratt).

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byKatloh November 20, 2020
Definitely isn't appropriate for children. References so sex, drugs, alcohol, addiction etc. Fantastic for adults though watch it every year.
Adult Written byAlbo December 9, 2019

Who won

I can't believe Jac has won.thats all she did was play up for the cameras..crying and shaking.all false...then when the affair come out about her husband s... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old January 9, 2014

Good Entertainment

This show is very entertaining, it has bad language but its bleeped out. Its not as bad as people make it out to be. Me and my friends watch it. Its quite funny... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byteamjacobgirl2.0 November 7, 2010

Hedi Montage= Horrible (and plastic) haha.

Never watched the show but, anything having to do with Hedi Montage (including plastic surgery) is horrible and stupid.

What's the story?

I'M A CELEBRITY ... GET ME OUT OF HERE! sends 11 stars of varying degrees of fame (including reality show veterans Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of The Hills and the wife of disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich) to the Costa Rican jungle, where they'll fend for themselves in a live, Survivor-style elimination contest that's ultimately decided by viewers at home. The show is a revamp of a British series by the same name.

Is it any good?

As far as entertainment value goes, this reality-show "pleasure" is as guilty as sin. Sure, there's a touchy-feely aspect to a contest that donates money to the winning celeb's charity of choice. But most people tuning in are hoping for a train-wreck -- or two, or three -- and they're likely to get what they came for.

After all, it's both shocking and unsurprising that, in today's instant-fame age, the wife of a fallen former governor (who still gets visibly upset when she has to talk about her husband's involvement in a widely publicized "pay-to-play" scandal) would agree to appear on a reality show that pokes subtle fun at her family's foibles. In this case, reality seems stranger than fiction.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why producers chose these particular celebrities -- and why the stars would agree to participate in the first place. Do you think they're playing along for the sheer sake of donating to a charity, or are they being paid for their televised appearances? Which stars seem genuine -- and which seem like they're putting on a show?

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