What do vegans and vegetarians eat on I’m A Celebrity?

I’M A Celebrity is back and the 12 campmates are flying through the famous Bushtucker trials.

But fans of ITV favourite might wonder what vegetarians and vegans eat on the show.

Boy George is a vegan I'm A Celebrity campmate for the 2022 series


Boy George is a vegan I’m A Celebrity campmate for the 2022 seriesCredit: ITV

What do vegetarians eat on I’m A Celebrity?

The ITV producers have made sure there are always vegetarian and vegan options available for the I’m A Celebrity campmates with these specific dietary requirements.

Vegetarians do not eat any animal flesh – this includes cow, pig, chicken and fish.

Vegans go further by not eating anything derived from an animal, including eggs, milk and butter.

Stars on the series are usually promised 700 calories through basic rations of rice and beans, which are vegetarian.

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Vegan and vegetarian participants receive a portion of tofu if the camp wins the appropriate stars on the Bushtucker Trials, plus basic rations of rice and beans are vegetarian.

Producers also provide vegetables to accompany meals to camp, as per their stars.

How the campmates divide up the food is up to them.

Can vegetarians take part in eating trials?

Each year, the ITV series challenges campmates to eat a succession of disgusting meals.

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This can range from fish eyes and witchetty grubs to cockroach milkshakes and crocodile penis.

But vegetarian participants do not need to take part in any tasks that require them to eat animal products if they don’t want to.

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What vegetarians have taken part before?

Vegans and vegetarians have taken part in the show since series one.

In 2017, stand-up comedian Shappi Khorsandi revealed that she was vegan shortly before joining the Jungle.

However, she ditched her plant-based diet for the show.

Eventually, she did confess to falling ill, where she requested vegan-only food for the remainder of the show.

At the time, Shappi said: “I had meat, and I was really, really physically sick, five times in one hour. It was horrible.”

In the 2018 series X Factor’s Fleur East and Coronation Street’s Sair Khan were both vegans, as well as James McVey.

In 2020 Beverley Callard and Mo Farah opted for a vegan diet.

For the 2022 Boy George requires a vegan option for his meals.

What will Boy George eat on I’m A Celebrity?

Just like his past campmates, Boy George will be allowed to follow his Vegan diet whilst in the jungle for the 2022 series.

He will receive a portion of tofu if the camp win the appropriate stars on the Bushtucker Trials.

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In addition to this he will get the basic rations of rice and beans.

Boy George will also be except from eating trials.