How to vote on I'm A Celebrity - for Jungle VIPs, trials and the celebrity you want to win

How to vote for the celebs you want to be stranded ahead of the series starting, plus have your say on who does the trials and pick your winner, all the details you need to know.

Mobile phone user with I'm A Celebrity app trying to vote
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The new series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Outta Here! is heating up Down Under ahead of its return this weekend with the controversial news of Matt Hancock being the 11th campmate to join the jungle line up, as viewers ask how to vote on I'm A Celebrity?

Having returned to Australia, following two years of filming at Gwrych Castle in Wales, Ant and Dec are set to welcome the celebrities into camp once more when I'm A Celebrity starts this year.

But this year there is a twist on who will start off in luxury and who will have to live on a remote island with the introduction of Jungle VIPs - or Very Isolated People as it's known this series - not such a special reward after all.

As a result, voting opened early this year - but while viewers can't yet vote for who they want to take part in a bushtucker trial or win I'm a Celebrity like 2021 winner - viewers were able to choose which celebrities they'd like to spend their first night stranded on an island and face the first trial of the series.

Voting for Jungle VIPs closed at 9pm on 1st November but there will be many more chances to vote as the series goes on as voting will open as announced in the show.

So if you want to challenge or even shield your favourite star from taking part in a trial then you're going to need to know how to vote for your least favourite person and when the time comes, you'll have to vote for who will win I'm A Celebrity so make sure you know the following steps...

I'm A Celebrity voting explained

Viewers can vote in three ways on I'm A Celebrity - via the official I'm A Celebrity app, by telephone, or by mobile.

Voting on the I'm A Celebrity app is free, simply connect to wifi or use your data to download the app via the Apple's App Store and if you have an android phone you can download the app from Google Play store.

You must then register with the app - simply enter basic details - in order to cast any votes during the upcoming shows.

Once registered, open the app and click the voting tab on the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

By using the app, fans determine who will participate in the infamous bush tucker trials, as well as who they want to keep in the competition. Five free votes are given by those who use the app.

For the first time, last year's show opened the online vote for the first bush tucker trial before the series had even premiered when Emmerdale-star Danny Miller was tasked with a bushtucker trial as the premier aired.

To vote by landline telephone, in each episode the numbers for each contestant are released and they are also printed on the back of the celebrity's clothing throughout the series, and you will need this number to vote for that particular celebrity.

The numbers are premium-rate numbers which previously cost 50p plus your network access charge so make sure you ask permission from the bill payer.

Voting by mobile is similar, only a seven-digit number will appear on screens on each episode. The final two digits are different for each celebrity as that is their unique number. Simply input the number to make the call and the cost of a mobile vote is 50p.

You can find out more about the voting terms and conditions on the ITV website. And if you're brave enough to take on a challenge yourself, check out the I'm A Celebrity Jungle Challenge Manchester.

How long do you have to vote on I'm A Celeb via the app/phone/mobile?

The length of time viewers have to cast their votes varies depending on whether it is for a bushtucker trial or voting to keep celebrities in the competition. When votes open and close, it will be announced by hosts Ant and Dec during the show, but be aware that votes may not be open if you're watching on ITV+1 or on the ITVhub.

Normally votes for bushtucker trials during the show last only a few minutes so you had better be quick to vote before the lines close if you want to have your say on who faces their fears.

Voting for who they want to win the competition or stay in the camp normally open after the series has been running for 10 days but ITV is yet to reveal when the first eviction will be.

I'm A Celebrity starts on Sunday 6th November at 9pm on ITV.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)