I’m a Celebrity 2 debuts tonight after Heidi and Spencer quit twice over the weekend

More than six years after the conclusion of the first season on ABC, the second season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here will debut on NBC, and air live Mondays through Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET until the finale June 24. It’s hosted by UK host Myleene Klass and former MTV VJ Damien Fahey.

The show’s cast is mostly populated with former reality show cast members, or people who are now best known for their recent reality TV appearances, from Sanjaya Malakar to Janice Dickinson, Stephen Baldwin to Heidi and Spencer. Lou Diamond Phillips and Patti Blagojevich are the non-reality show star cast members, and they’re joined by last-minute additions Frangela, the two comics Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton who may be best known for appearing on Best Week Ever for years. Last Tuesday, Frances told the Chicago Sun-Times, “We just closed our deal this evening and are leaving first thing in the morning. We are scared shitless!”

The guidelines given to cast members were revealed by the New York Daily News, including details about food (“you must live without everyday luxuries and survive on only basic food rations of rice and beans”) to nudity (“generally not a problem in a nonsexual context”). They’ll be encouraged to talk about their experiences (“unburden themselves about past drug taking”) but will get cigarettes rationed to them by producers. In addition, “inappropriate” behavior includes behavior. There will be no bullying, nonconsensual touching, racist or homophobic language, romantic advances (at least ones “which are not desired or returned”), assault or sex in camp.

Two of the cast members have reportedly walked off the set and quit twice already, in part due to their discontent over part of the show’s rules (its food). Overexposed The Hills stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt quit twice, an anonymous “insider” told OK!. They “walked out of the jungle, took their microphones off and quit” on Saturday, returned, “but then on Sunday morning they walked back over the bridge to exit the jungle and head home.” They’re apparently back again.

Ryan Seacrest has been confirming their diva-like behavior on Twitter, writing they were upset about the caliber of the cast (“i wish they got some real celebs like kfed”) and posting that they “didnt want to eat the same food as the other celebs hates the calibre of cast.”

Clearly, they’re already delusion from their lack of food, since they have that backwards: its the other quote-unquote celebrities who should feel insulted by the fact that they’re being equated with the two-headed monster known as Speidi.

Ex-Chicago comics to eat bugs with Patti and Sanjaya [Chicago Sun-Times]
Spencer & Heidi Try to Quit “I’m a Celebrity…” Twice! [OK!]
“Rules for ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here:’ Dish on drugs naked, No SEX!” [New York Daily News]

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