As Brooke Logan Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Katherine Kelly Lang always looks glamorous, but the actress had quite a different television experience when she joined the cast of the Australian version of the popular reality series, I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE!. “I’m very nervous,” Lang admitted to 10 daily as she prepared to enter the jungle. “I am. It’s like, what am I doing, you know?”
Based on the long-running British TV series of the same name, I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! sticks a group of celebrities into a special camp in the South African jungle where they compete against each other in challenges to earn meals and luxuries while also trying to avoid being voted off. And if at any point the experience gets to be too much, the contestant can quit by declaring: “I’m a celebrity… get me out of here!” Lang made her first appearance on the 17th day of this season, and joins Australian TV presenters, comedians, reality TV personalities, and former politicians. There is only one other American in the cast currently, former TODAY gossip correspondent Richard Reid. Watch the promo for her first appearance below:
The grand prize for the celebrity who lasts the longest is a $100,000 prize donated to the charity of their choosing. In Lang’s case, it would be Breakaway from Cancer. “It’s personal for me because my father passed away from cancer when I was 13,” the actress confided. “They’re really amazing. They do so much for the people that are struggling with cancer. They’re very dear to my heart.”
Sadly, Lang didn’t last very long in the jungle, and was eliminated from the series after just one week in the competition. “I met some amazing people,” the actress tweeted afterwards, “had good chats, lots of laughs, lost 10 pounds — so hungry — challenged myself in trials, learned to live 24/7 with complete strangers, learned more about myself, brought awareness to Breakaway From Cancer… thank you for the opportunity!” In her exit interview, Lang grew emotional as she talked about the wonderful people she’d met there and admitted the first thing she wanted to do was take a shower!
The show also shared another clip where she expresses her disappointment at being eliminated but her joy at being able to eat real food again, especially the giant tray of tacos they served her!
Unfortunately, as an American actress, Lang likely didn’t have as many viewers voting for her to stay over the Aussie celebs. But that just means that viewers shouldn’t even notice Brooke’s absence from the soap’s canvas! For more on your favorite B&B stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!