Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! is a German television series based on the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. A batch of ten, or in more recent seasons eleven, more or less known celebrities, ready to expose themselves to a large amount of viewers, have to spend about two weeks in an Australian jungle camp, located in New South Wales, in the area of Murwillumbah. Each day, the viewers vote for the celebrity they would like to face a difficult task and later vote for their favorite to become the “Queen” or “King of the Jungle”.
The tasks are called “Dschungelprüfung” and are supposed to push the contestant to his or her mental and/or physical limits. Depending on their performance, they are able to collect yellow or red plastic stars that count as parts of a meal for the camp inhabitants. The contestant is chosen by the viewers in the first week of the show, and by the candidates themselves in the second week.
The show is hosted by Sonja Zietlow and with beginning of Season 7 by Daniel Hartwich replacing the deceased Dirk Bach. Seven seasons have aired since 2004 - two were shot in 2004, one in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and the latest season in 2013. The health and wellbeing of the celebrities and crew is looked after by Medic Bob McCarron and his team from EMS. Bob is responsible for all of the creatures and food in the challenges.