January is jungle time – also next year. “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” starts its 17th season on Friday, January 19, 2024. The broadcaster RTL officially announced this on Tuesday. It starts straight away with a three-hour live show for the first time in prime time at 8:15 p.m. On the second day, Sonja Zietlow (55) and Jan Köppen (40) will also report live from the Australian jungle in prime time, but then only for two hours.

There will be four primetime shows in the new season of “I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!” give. In addition to the broadcasts on the first two days, RTL also shows the jungle camp on both Sundays at prime time. But only for a short time, because from 8:55 p.m. the channel switches from Australia to the USA. Then RTL broadcasts the playoffs of the National Football League (NFL). The knockout mode in the football league starts a week before the jungle camp, on January 13, 2024.

In addition to the four primetime editions, the live broadcast of “I’m a Star – Get Me Out of Here!” starts every day at 10:15 p.m.

RTL has already confirmed two prominent participants in the jungle camp. Heinz Hoenig (72) was announced as the first candidate. With the actor from TV series such as “The Shadow Man” or “The King of St. Pauli”, a big name is moving into the camp. “I’ve never done anything like jungle camp before,” explained Hoenig himself. Why is he taking part? “It’s a challenge, I’m keen on it. And that’s why I’m going there. Point.”

Cora Schumacher (46) is the second candidate. The racing driver and ex-wife of the former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher (48) is “on a journey to myself”. She is “just really looking forward to getting to know myself again.” She hopes “that the viewer might get to know me and accompany me on the way to myself.”

Other names circulating include footballer’s son Nico Legat (25), “GZSZ” actor Felix von Jascheroff (41) and former “Germany’s Next Top Model” candidate Anya Elsner (19).