Terri, Robert and Bindi Irwin at Australia Zoo, which won the Major Tourist Attractions category at the 2015 Queensland Tourism Awards. CONTRIBUTED / QLD131115zoo1
Terri, Robert and Bindi Irwin at Australia Zoo, which won the Major Tourist Attractions category at the 2015 Queensland Tourism Awards. CONTRIBUTED / QLD131115zoo1 Ben Beaden

Crikey! The Irwins are going into the jungle

THE Sunshine Coast's wildlife warriors the Irwins are heading into the jungle on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Terri, Bindi and Robert should feel right at home amongst the wildlife of the South African bush thanks to their experience caring for cheetahs, rhinos, zebras and giraffes at Australia Zoo.

Channel 10's reality show follows 12 celebrities as they leave modern comforts behind to live in a basic jungle camp and face their fears of all things creepy crawly. The show's eventual winner will claim $100,000 for charity.

The Irwin family will arrive in camp in a giant box on Monday night's show as a surprise delivery for the current cast, which includes cricketer Shane Warne, Brendan Fevola, Val Lehman, Courtney Hancock and the Sunshine Coast's Jo Beth Taylor.

Hosts Julia Morris and Chris Brown made the announcement at the end of tonight's show but it's still unclear how long the Irwins plan to stay or if they will be intruders or fully fledged cast members.

While Ten's most recent Bachelor Sam Wood and his fiancée Snezana Markoski have been rumoured to be this year's intruders, the participation of the Irwins came as a surprise to many viewers.

It will be Bindi's first major TV appearance since winning Dancing With The Stars in the US late last year.

She should have plenty to talk about around the campfire with choreographer Bonnie Lythgoe, who was a judge on So You Think You Can Dance Australia.

Eleven-year-old Robert, who is a budding wildlife photographer, will be the show's youngest ever star. It is unclear if he will be subjected to any of the show's tucker trials, which often involve stomach-churning challenges.

Terri and Bindi were both careful not to post anything on social media that would give away their South African trip.

The reality show is known for changing the public perception of the celebrities and cameras have already captured former AFL star Fevola opening up about his life-changing stint in rehab.


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