UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF. – June 3, 2009 – Heidi and Spencer Pratt will return to NBC’s hit reality series “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” live tonight (8-9 p.m. ET) after quitting (for the third time) in last night’s episode. The couple’s fate will lie with the remaining cast members who will determine if they are welcome back in the competition.
Also in tonight’s episode, actor Daniel Baldwin surprises brother Stephen Baldwin when he is dropped into the Costa Rican jungle as the newest cast member competing for money for their favorite charity.
In addition, NBC is expanding its Monday, June 8 episode to two hours from 8-10 p.m. ET.
The series airs Monday-Thursday in its regular 8-9 p.m. time slot for four weeks until the final week of the show, with the finale on Wednesday, June 24 (8-9 p.m. ET). In addition, each Sunday beginning June 7, MTV will air a marathon of the week’s episodes including never-before-seen footage and commentary from cast members in real time, providing an enhanced viewing experience for die-hard fans.
Co-hosted by Damien Fahey and Myleene Klass, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” is the ultimate “Swiss Family Robinson” as celebrities are dropped into the heart of the Costa Rican jungle to face fun and comedic challenges designed to test their survival skills. America is the puppet master, controlling their favorite celebrities by putting them into challenges and tasks to win food, supplies and luxury items. In each episode, friendships will be tested, hilarity will ensue and viewers will decide which celebrities stay or go. The last remaining star will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle, winning a substantial cash prize for his or her favorite charity.
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At the beginning of Tuesday night’s “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!,” host Damien Fahey announced that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt would be sitting out the episode, after media reports surfaced that the pair known as Speidi had quit the show (although rumors emerged just hours later that they were trying to get back on the show).
Speidi can be seen on the show, during taped segments in which contestants hang out in a basin of water and bugs known as the “trauma tank,” but the pair decided not to participate in the challenge that was eventually won by the guys’ team, thanks to former “American Idol” contestant Sanjaya Malakar.
The pair were later seen talking with fellow contestant Stephen Baldwin, sharing religious views. (Spencer told him that Heidi said God will answer his prayers — as evidenced by the time that he prayed to hang out with Miley Cyrus and it actually happened!)
The duo had to compete against each other to win food for their team. Their challenge? To find as many star cut-outs as possible in the snake- and rat-filled chamber. “I’m about to go on a competition against my wife, and I’m going to beat her, even though she is my wife,” Spencer said. Heidi, knowing her husband so well, added that he’d throw her off a cliff to win.
Pratt managed to wrangle up two stars while Heidi only got one, making him the winner of a meal for his team. “I, of course, won because what I do, I win at,” he said. “Not even Spencer Pratt knows what he’s going to do — where I think I might quit, I might end up staying and winning the whole thing.”
Calling the trial his “goodbye trial,” he announced to the group that “he’s too rich and too famous” to stay in the jungle, before getting into an argument with Janice Dickinson about religion and getting baptized by Stephen Baldwin in the nearby river. “I feel like I just took a 10-year bath,” he said afterward.
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag may or may not believe they are celebrities, but they definitely want out.
The duo tried to quit NBC’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! the very first day they arrived in Costa Rica to shoot the “C-Listers in distress” reality show, which premieres Monday.
“They wanted to be treated like stars,” a high-level source on the series tells E! News’ Ryan Seacrest. “[Spencer] literally thought he and Heidi were staying in a Four Seasons, working out and getting a tan.”
The two refused to eat the same food as the rest of the cast, and complained about being teamed with low-wattage stars, among them former model/reality show queen Janice Dickinson, actors Stephen Baldwin and Lou Diamond Phillips, former NBA star John Salley and American Idol castoff Sanjaya Malakar. An NBC exec had to coax the newlyweds to remain on board.