Medic Bob to return to I'm a Celebrity

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Medic Bob is set to return to the jungle credit:Bang Showbiz
Medic Bob is set to return to the jungle credit:Bang Showbiz

Medic Bob is to return to 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here'

The 71-year-old paramedic - whose real name is Robert McCarron - served as medical expert on the ITV survival show normally set in Australia from its inception in 2002 until it was forced to move to Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and is reportedly set to reunite with hosts Ant and Dec for an all-star edition to be held in South Africa later this year.

He told The Daily Star newspaper: "There are hippos, monkeys, baboons and snakes [in South Africa]. The variety of wild animals is much greater. Therefore it is much more dangerous!"

During his time on the UK version of the reality show, Bob famously swooped in to help 'You Are What You Eat' presenter Gillian McKeith,62, when she appeared to faint live on air after it was announced she had to take part in what would have been her seventh consecutive trial.

Bob has also worked on the German version of the series and joked that during his time there he noticed that the contestants are "much tougher" as part of their culture.

He said: "The German stars are much tougher. I do not really know why. But that seems to be part of German culture."

It comes just days after it was reported that former contestants Stacey Solomon and Caitlyn Jenner are in talks for an to take part in the all-stars version of the series later this summer.

The 'Loose Women' star and former 'X Factor' contestant, 32, was crowned Queen of the Jungle back in 2010 while 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' alum Caitlyn reached sixth place on the show back in 2019.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It’s still really early days but 'I’m A Celebrity' bosses are keen to bring back the most talked-about stars. Stacey and Caitlyn were both great value in their years and reckon they’ll be even better viewing a second time.”

The two-week long South Africa-set series will be a spin-off of the main show and a source previously claimed that the "most loved" campmates will return for the show, ahead of the regular series' planned return to its native Australia.

The insider said: "The team behind 'I'm A Celebrity' are making a brand new spin-off of the hit series featuring the most

loved, favourite campmates from previous years. The new edition is likely to air in 2023 but before that viewers will

get to enjoy the show's much anticipated return to Australia in November."

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