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No season of I'm A Celeb will ever match Katie Price and Peter Andre falling in love

ICONIC.
Nov 16th 2016, 11:07 AM 5,086 0

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I’M A CELEBRITY… Get Me Out of Here started up again last Sunday and, thanks to contestants like Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt, it’s been very eventful so far.

But there’s one that will continue to be the hallmark against which all I’m A Celebrity seasons are judged: Season 3, in 2004.

It featured such luminaries as Jennie Bond, Alex Best, And Lord Charles Brocket – yeah, us neither – but the real stars were Kerry Katona, Katie Price, Peter Andre and John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten).

It was iconic television, and will never be matched. Here’s why.

John Lydon being there at all

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The lead singer of the Sex Pistols and one of the faces of the UK’s punk scene, taking part in I’m A Celebrity? But yes. It happened.

John Lydon calling the audience at home ‘f**king c**ts’

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As it turns out, Lydon didn’t much like being in the jungle. His outburst came when the public failed to vote him out, and walked out of his own accord shortly after.

Kerry Katona and Katie Price doing one of the first eating challenges

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We’ve become used to celebrities eating witchety grubs and cockroaches by now, but in 2004, this was scandalous.

Kerry Katona looking like this pretty much all the time

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Can you blame her?

Katie Price and Peter Andre’s ridiculously cringey flirting

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Katie had a boyfriend outside the jungle, but that didn’t stop the play-fighting, the leading questions, the extremely thorough tick-checking… Get a room, you two.

Katie Price and Peter Andre actually becoming a couple

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A love that spawned two children, endless tabloid headlines, and a truly woejus cover of A Whole New World.

And Peter composing what became the greatest song of all time, Insania

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“It’s like ‘insane’ and ‘mania’ stuck together.” Andre, you visionary.

Will I’m A Celeb ever be this great again? Doubt it. Katie and Peter 4eva <3

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