Should the use of all creatures be stopped on I’m A Celebrity?


22nd November 2019

I’M A Celebrity camp mates won’t eat live critters in eating trials for the first time in the TV show’s history, following animal cruelty campaigning.

ITV will only serve bugs that are already dead in Bushtucker trials following campaigning from animal charities and wildlife experts, including TV presenter Chris Packham. Chris said insects being killed for entertainment was like something out of the Middle Ages.

In a letter on Twitter Chris pleads with Ant and Dec to stop the use of all animals on I’m A Celebrity.

Writing to the TV duo, and the show’s producers, he urged: “For our world to survive this needs to be the age of change so could you please have a read, and a think and then get back to me.

“Since around the time you were both born we have lost between 40% and 50% of all the world’s wildlife. You would not ask your contestants to eat a live baby monkey but, in ecological terms, a monkey is no more valuable, no more important than a grub or a spider or cricket.”

In previous years, there have been thousands of complaints from viewers about the Bushtucker trials. Some are also against live bugs, rats and snakes being used in other tasks, but ITV have no plans to stop that.

You might notice another change on I’m A Celebrity. Following the major bush fires blazing across east Australia, gas stoves have replaced the open campfire where the celebrities cook.

Should the use of all creatures be stopped on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here?


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wolfblood · 2 years ago

Insects are alive too dummies
They Have Fellings tooooo

wolfblood · 2 years ago

To people who voted that insects should remain to be eaten. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YOU WERE EATEN OF SOME GIANT’S TV SHOW ?!?!?!?!😟

dog13 · 2 years ago

It's fine there is no harm. plus there is no harm!:]

hannahe229 · 2 years ago

Many of us eat meat normally and there are some restaurants that serve bugs so the celebrities are just doing what some people do.

kingdino1 · 2 years ago

YAY FIRST TO COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

miaowsooty · 2 years ago

I’m Eco Rep at my school and I think they should be banned because it is harming the environment and it isn’t the end of the world if they don’t eat bugs anymore on I’m a celebrity get me out of here!

spurs_89 · 2 years ago

I think having celebs eating live animals is utterly ridiculous, its just cruel. But if the animals or bugs have already died in a peaceful way then that is acceptable because its not killing or harming the bugs in any way.

spacegirlg · 2 years ago

From Elephants to bugs, we’re all living beings. Killing bugs without the bugs themselves given a say, ( and yes, I do know that we cannot speak to bugs, they won’t understand, but just imagine, ok?) that’s like Roman times, making slaves fight against their will for entertainment. So NO LIVE ANIMALS BEING EATEN!!!!!!


spicylemon · 2 years ago

I think the use of live animals should be stopped because our eco-system is failing and we all need to make a change to help save the planet. They should try to find an alternative option for the challenges.

cloudy23 · 2 years ago

I don't think there should be live animal used in ANY show as it is cruel, inhumane and only for the entertainment of humans!

jeeta1997 · 2 years ago

As long as the animals are treat

jeeta1997 · 2 years ago

As long as the animals are treated fairly I think that it's fine.

hermie1 · 2 years ago

There are no rights to do this

otisbing · 2 years ago


otisbing · 2 years ago

No live animals on I Am a celebrity because even on the t.v ,people could have medical fits and make people scared of spiders and bugs.🐜🐝🐌🐛🐞🐢🦗🕷

izzaz · 2 years ago

They need to be free

oceangirl · 2 years ago

I think they should remove the insects because they wouldn’t eat a monkey, and what makes a monkeys life have any more value than an insects life? What makes our life of any more value than a monkeys or an insects? Nothing. Our life is worth as much as an insects or any animals. We need to kill animals for our food, but that doesn’t make them less than us.

oceangirl · 2 years ago

First to comment

starwars9 · 2 years ago

I think they should stop using live animals as it’s cruel and threatening the species of animal.

amerindian · 2 years ago

First comment, unless my device is glitching

amerindian · 2 years ago

Also, no, bugs are just bugs and there are gazillions of them and there's also a food chain, people. 🐛😋

witchygirl · 2 years ago

Save the little critters!

witchygirl · 2 years ago

They don’t have a choice but we do. Think if you were a bug. Would you want to be eaten?

ameliau · 2 years ago

they should get rid of them

toffeedogs · 2 years ago

First comment 😁

hollyhobs · 2 years ago

I don't think animals should be used because the panic and stress from the contestants will make the animals panic too!

washy3 · 2 years ago

Definitely no live animals, as they are wasting animals that should be left alone to live a vicious but crazy life!

linecony · 2 years ago

I don't think live animals should be on any TV show. They're all part of the eco-system and food chain, and if we hurt or kill them in any way, they could become extinct and the eco-system will become messed up. So let's not abuse animals! They deserve to live!

kkdude9 · 2 years ago

No, because if they don’t have live animals , it won’t be as interesting and they don’t get harmed much anyway.

catonclan · 2 years ago

Animals are a big part of the show they have to be killed in someway so why don't they just be eaten. Ok I understand the reasons behind it "would you like to be eaten alive" but we have to kill them some how

catonclan · 2 years ago

@No 1

bananas08 · 2 years ago

I think animals that are very common and there are loads of them should be allowed on there both not any others

bananas08 · 2 years ago

First to comment

melanieg · 2 years ago

Animals shouldn’t be used for our enjoyment. Just because humans are the dominant creatures on planet earth, that does not mean that we get to harm other animals for fun. So I voted for no more animals on I’m a celebrity!

starlock · 2 years ago

I think insects shouldn’t be used on the show. We shouldn’t use live insects as food for others entertainment. If it was for proper survival purposes I would be fine, but this is just a TV show with celebrities. They don’t need to use and harm animals in any way, shape, or form.

pinkiepie1 · 2 years ago

I think it's unfair that live animals are being eaten on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! because some animals and insects that are eaten are endangered or vulnerable and animals have feelings too.

swace · 2 years ago

I don't watch the programme, but as long as they are not hurting the creature and it is being treated properly, then there is nothing wrong with it.

i.q.t.pup · 2 years ago


erndogg · 2 years ago

It is funny to see people to eat dead bugs once in a while 😀😍🐛

dynamaniac · 2 years ago

Animals and insects should not be on I'm a celeb because the should not be harmed for our enjoyment

ruadh10 · 2 years ago

It isn’t fair to use animals for our pleasure. Every life is a life, no matter how small

dontaskme · 2 years ago

I actually think insects are really cute. Yes, there are loads of them so it probably doesn’t upset the ecosystem, but that is the sort of thing a poacher or murderer would say! You wouldn’t go around saying that there are loads of people in the world so it doesn’t matter if you just eat a few. It’s the same for insects!

izzie99 · 2 years ago

Insects are smaller than us, but that doesn’t mean they should be used for entertainment purposes. I understand that some people may think this is just essential, but it is cruel as well

brexit · 2 years ago

Animals are part of the show. STAY CRITTERS

sarasattar · 2 years ago

Seriously, why would people even think about eating bugs, purely for entertainment?

greenjet · 2 years ago

Who would think of eating animals- they have a you know!!!!!

dazzy · 2 years ago

I don't think it's right for insects to be eaten for entertainment purposes. It's so sad that it's still considered OK by some to have them shown. Although insects are a lot better than red meat for the planet in daily life, eating them alive from the wild on TV just isn't fair!

5honypony · 2 years ago

It is ok if the bugs have already died naturally, however a lot of the time this is not the case. This is bad, and if possible it should be avoided. Also bugs may be quite unhygienic

flagfan · 2 years ago

We shouldn’t eat live insects for the fun of it. THEY ARE FELLOW ANIMALS!!!!!!!

ponygirl08 · 2 years ago

Honestly I think there is no problem with them having the insects on the show. Many people in the world and Resturants serve/eat insects and meat on a daily basis.

sciencycat · 2 years ago

I don't think they should eat the bugs on I'm a celebrity because they have just the same life as us! ( I mean they're bugs but, you get the idea :)) Humans should leave them alone and let them live their life!

bamboomilk · 2 years ago

NO! Let me make my point *deep breath*
A) Eating animals for torture/not entertaining entertainment: NO
B) Killing animals for torture/not entertaining entertainment: NO
C) Harming animals for torture/not entertaining entertainment: NO
D) Nobody cares about the people on there, they chose to be on there
E) Out of ALL the things you chose to make a show about eating/killing/harming animals THAT IS NOT EVEN ENTERTAINING! Plus I swear that show has made people watching it puke as well as the people on it!
PATHETIC! (Sorry, I don't mean any offence to anybody. It's just that pathetic is my favourite word to say).

dog_lover · 2 years ago

If they stop, it'll be a good influence to others. Youre literally KILLING animals to make MONEY. What's more important, a nice house or animal's life.

Just because theyre small, they still have lives

fishgirl2 · 1 year ago

I don’t know 🤔🦊🦁🐻🐮🐼🐷🐨🐯

katkid10 · 1 year ago

As long as they are not endangered then they can keep the insects on the show.

beachgirl · 1 year ago

No. But it should be a choice for the celebrity in the show if they would like some of their challenges to include creatures.

emilynight · 12 months ago

I think they should stay cause it’s fun watching celebrities squirm