As a new group of celebrities put their fears to the test on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! viewers will be eagerly awaiting what disgusting food trials and camp drama await.

The likes of former MEP Nigel Farage and This Morning presenter Josie Gibson are amongst the campmates being thrown into the Australian jungle for the next few weeks.

They will be seeing if they have what it takes to be crowned the next king or queen of the popular ITV series.

The stars will be once again wearing their famous red trousers and shorts, along with blue t-shirts, khaki shirts and jungle hats, also known as the ‘Akubra Snowy River Hat’.

I'm A Celebrity's 'Dr Bob' reveals shocking reason campmates wear red socks

But have you ever wondered why the celebrities wear red socks? You might think it’s because a classic white pair will show every speck of dirt as they live outdoors.

Yet former I’m A Celebrity medic Bob McCarron who is also known as ‘Dr Bob’ has revealed the disgusting reason why endless red socks are seen in the camp.

Speaking about a previous series, Bob told Woman’s Own that during the show, contestants are likely to be bitten by all sorts of bugs and creepy crawlies.

To stop viewers from being able to see the splatter of blood on them, celebrities are required to wear red socks.

Every winner of I'm A Celeb through the years

Bob also explained other health issues he came across during his time on I’m A Celebrity.

Previously, he told the spin-off series Extra Camp on ITV2: "Most people think of fungus as mushrooms but we have problems with the cast every year – especially women growing fungus on certain body parts [breasts]."

"I’ve been instructing them to use the shower and personal hygiene a little bit more often,” as reported by Cosmopolitan Magazine.

See the line-up for I’m A Celebrity 2023

  • Jamie Lynn Spears - actress and singer
  • Sam Thompson - TV personality and radio DJ
  • Josie Gibson - ITV's This Morning host and Big Brother star
  • Fred Sirieix - TV presenter
  • Nella Rose – YouTuber
  • Nigel Farage - GB News host and former MEP
  • Grace Dent - Food critic on MasterChef
  • Marvin Humes – JLS pop star and TV presenter
  • Danielle Harold - EastEnders actress
  • Nick Pickard - Hollyoaks actor

What time does I’m A Celebrity start tonight?

I’m A Celeb will be on ITV1 and ITVX from 9pm this evening (November 19).

It will follow in from The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity Special which starts at 7.30pm.