IAC stars claim all star series is much easier and more pleasant than original

I'm A Celebrity… South Africa stars Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread revealed their experience on the ITV show was "much more pleasant" this time around.

The 68-year-old model and Olympic athlete are amongst the famous faces battling it out to become the first I'm A Celeb legend in the latest series of the hit ITV reality show.

Janice finished runner-up when she appeared on the programme in 2008, while Fatima, 62, came out in third place when she went Down Under in 2011.

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Comparing their experience from Australia to South Africa, Janice revealed she found her time in the bush much better.

"I thought the experience compared to Australia was much more pleasant. The campmates were much more pleasant," she exclusively told Daily Star and other press.

"There didn't seem to be that many rodents coming into the campsite like there was in Australia. I got bitten by a rat in Australia and it's still sending me to the room with bad dreams."

Fatima added: "For me it was tougher in many respects because we didn't have public interactions which means there was much more head to heads and there were eliminations and secret ballots.

"Life in camp was completely different to my experience the first time around because you're living on a knife's edge because you never know when it's your turn to do a challenge."

The SAS star continued: "It could well be that you're exiting the programme within a few days of you being there whereas in 2011 it was all about the stars and getting food for camp. But there was more of an edge and it was much more competitive this time."

The retired javelin thrower went on to say that camp life was "much more interesting" because there was often something to do every day.

Asked whether the show could permanently move to South Africa, Janice chimed in: "I think it's much better in South Africa. It seemed to be cleaner and it wasn't as crowded because the camp was bigger.

While Fatima responded: "If you ask me which camp I prefer it would be South Africa because the trials are far superior and much more planned out, much more entertaining.

"But if you ask me from a perspective of a producer then I'd throw them all in Australia because they're on top of one another. You get more aggy when you're on top of each other."

Fatima also admitted that other aspects of the camp, like the toilet, had an influence on life in the bush.

"Even going to the drop, which they call the dunny in Australia, it was a nice walk and wasn't as foul smelling," she said.

Fatima concluded: "Everything about it was much more pleasant than Australia."

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