I'm A Celebrity's Ant and Dec have revealed one thing about the ITV show they originally disliked.
Appearing on tonight's (September 6) edition of My Life in a Mix Tape on BBC Radio 2, the Geordie duo spoke about the time the show was first pitched to them.
And while they interested in the basic premise (even if it did sound a little similar to Big Brother, mixed with some other reality programmes that came before it), neither of them were particularly taken by the show's title.
"Do you remember being pitched the show for the first time?" asked Ant, to which Dec replied: "One of the most bizarre meetings we've ever had."
Ant continued: "The producers came in, they explained, 'So, we’re going to get these celebrities, we’re going to put them in a jungle, we’re going to make them do these kind of… face their fears and do trials and stuff.'
"We were like, 'Well, this all sounds good, a bit like Big Brother and it’s a bit like other things, and they’re putting it all together.'
"And we were like, 'Great, ok! And we’re going to Australia well that sounds good. And what’s it called?' And they said, 'I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!'"
Dec then interjected: "We both looked at each other and we were like, 'Well that’s awful isn’t it?'"
"What a terrible title," said Ant. "We were like, 'Yeah we’ll do it, but the title will change, obviously!' Twenty years later, it hasn’t changed and it’s a huge show.
Now, after two decades of shrieking a terrible title from a bridge, it's hard to imagine the show being called anything else.
The pair went on to reveal how filming the first series "wasn't an altogether pleasurable experience".
"None of us really knew what we were doing, let’s be honest," said Dec. We were making the show up as we went along. We were stuck in the middle of Australia, not really knowing what we were doing and the days were long.
"And because it was live on TV here, it meant we're up at 2 a.m. We were not getting very much sleep. We were stressed. It was a tough time on the show. None of us really knew if it was going to fly or not. We were in the middle of nowhere there was wild animals everywhere the were spiders that could eat your head."
Ant added: "Everything you looked at could kill you."
My Life in A Mixtape with Ant & Dec is now available to listen to on BBC Sounds.
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