Bindi Irwin... heading back into the TV limelight with her mum Terri and brother Robert
Bindi Irwin... heading back into the TV limelight with her mum Terri and brother Robert Tania Stanley

I'm a Celebrity: Into the wild for Irwins

THE Irwins' African safari is about to get a lot more interesting.

The Coast's famous family of wildlife warriors has been in South Africa getting close to the local wildlife, including black rhinos, elephants and lions.

But tonight Terri, Bindi and Robert will be seen entering the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! camp, where they'll surprise the reality show's high-profile contestants who have been living out of contact with the outside world for the past week.

"We're so excited to go into the camp and meet everyone," Bindi told The Daily.

"I'm excited to see Dean (Geyer) again. He came to the Zoo a couple of years ago and he's the only celebrity donating to a wildlife charity."

They will also be catching up with family friend Paul "The Chief" Harragon.

The family promised a lot of "wildlife action" for the celebrity contestants, some of whom have phobias of snakes and spiders.

"We've got some fun stuff lined up, and you might learn something," Terri said.

"There are challenging things for all, and potentially wonderful things for all.

"Steve used to say working with wildlife is like learning to drive a car. Once you know the road rules you can be as safe as possible."

While Terri said she and her children are "up for just about anything" it's unlikely they'll be eating any maggot or fish guts smoothies.

"I'd just be a little bit hesitant to try a lot of the eating challenges," Bindi said.

"I love skydiving and hiking, and any wildlife experience is terrific. It's just the eating challenge I'd hesitate doing."

Eleven-year-old Robert added: "I'll stick to rice and chicken and beef rather than all the weird things they'll be eating."

While it's still not clear how long the Irwins will stay on the show, they hope to inspire the celebrities to embrace their natural surroundings.

"Some of the challenges are, as they're called, challenging but they just need to take it as it comes and enjoy every moment," Bindi said.

"They just need to keep on believing and try and love the wildlife as much as possible."

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! airs tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10.


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