I’m a celebrity: when is the first eviction? Ant and Dec confirm the date during Thursday’s episode

Lauren Clark

I’m a celebrity has delighted fans as it puts its famous competitors – predominantly Matt Hancock – through a series of challenging bushtucker trials.

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However, the time is fast approaching when the series’ first star will be kicked out of the Australian jungle.

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The latest series of the hit ITV show kicked off on Sunday 6th November, featuring the likes of Mike TindalOlivia Attwood, Seann Walsh, Charlene White, Boy George, Chris Moyles and Jill Scott among the star-studded lineup. There’s already been a lot of drama — since Olivia forced to leave for medical reasonsto Mike’s swimwear choice.

During Thursday’s episode, hosts Ant and Dec confirmed this the first celebrity will be voted out of the Australian jungle during the live episode on Friday 18 November. The couple also announced that public voting is now open, meaning fans can decide who they’d like to rescue and have a chance to become the king or queen of the jungle.

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Despite Olivia’s early departure, the eviction schedule is expected to remain the same. Usually, there is a double eviction on day 13: no one is eliminated on day 14 and then one contestant leaves every day from day 15 onwards.

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Despite former health secretary Matt being voted into six consecutive bushtucker trials, he seems to have won over audiences and is now one of the top 5 favorite celebrity names with a chance of winning the show.

But the favourite, according to many bookmakers including Sky Bet, is the Lionness of English football Jill Scott.

While no firm date has yet been announced for when co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will crown the winner, it is thought it could be Sunday, November 27. In previous years, it ended in December after 22 episodes, but this time it was postponed due to the World Cup.

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