Contestants enjoy last comforts before I'm Not a Celebrity begins

Contestants enjoy last comforts before I'm Not a Celebrity begins
Sam Matthews sam.matthews@kilkennypeople.ie @SamAMatthewsKP

The 11 contestants for the upcoming I'm Not a Celebrity, Keep Me in Here challenge are enjoying their final few days of comfort before they enter the 'jungle'.

In exactly one week (Wednesday), they will arrive at the village hall in Kilmoganny, where they will be searched to ensure they only have the bare essentials allowed in their bags. No contraband will be allowed.

Then, they will make their way to the woods and will stop off in Dunphys Bar for one drink. After that, they'll make the short hilly journey to Camp Sparrowhawk.

Organisers are calling on as many people as possible to be there at the camp to welcome the brave group, and cheer the contestants on as they embark on this adventure.

The event will take on much the same format as last year. The contestants will enter the wood at 8pm on Wednesday, July 27 and the the king or queen will be crowned on Sunday ataround 6.30pm.

There will be trials and challenges over the four days, with voting open in the woods between all events, to allow people to keep in their favourite candidate.

Everyone is encouraged vto come and experience the atmosphere in the jungle — especially when the trial and challenges are taking place. The smell, the feel , and the look of the trials are part of the thrill for spectators.

The contestants will take part in gruelling and gruesome activities while in the jungle, and will do all this for your vote. Each vote costs €1 and can be cast at the camp once the contest begins.

All proceeds will go towards the development of the new Juvenille Pitch in Kilmoganny and also St Eoghan's National School.

If you cannot make it to the wood and would like to Vote for your favourite each contestant have pre voting sponsorship cards and you can record your vote on any of those. If anyone would like to vote for any of the contestants they can Lodge in any Bank of Ireland with the account details 905942 81071027 or through online banking IBAN IE46BOFI90594281071027 BIC BOFIIE2D.

Make sure to put the contestant's name that you are voting for as a reference on the lodgement.

The committee of Lorraine Moore, Ciaran Moore, Pete Dunne, William Kearney, Helena Kearney and Ciara McCormack would like to thank everyone for their generous support. Thanks also to Coillte for the use the wood, and to Kilkenny local authority for the grant of €1000 toward the costs of running the event.