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Thursday, 11 July, 2002, 13:12 GMT 14:12 UK
Celebrity 'Survivor' in the pipeline
Celebrity Big Brother
Celebrity Big Brother was a huge hit
A host of celebrities look set to be marooned on a desert island to fight out it out on a new reality TV game show.

LWT has confirmed it is in the final stages of putting together a new show similar to the Survivor format where inhabitants vote each other off an island until there is an ultimate winner.

Provisionally titled Get Me Out of Here: I'm a Celebrity, the show will see famous faces try to survive on basic rations in a remote setting, while trying to bond with each other.

No details of who will be taking part have yet been released but the show is expected to get underway before the end of the summer.

Names that have been bandied around as possible contenders include Spice Girl Mel B, actress Patsy Kensit, hypnotist Paul McKenna and aristocrat Lady Victoria Hervey.

Claire Sweeney
Claire Sweeney's career has bloomed since Celebrity Big Brother
It is thought the eviction from the island will have a strong element of public interactivity, with viewers voting off their least favourite.

A group of celebrities had the television nation gripped as they took part in a celebrity version of Big Brother in the UK.

Jack Dee, Claire Sweeney, Vanessa Feltz, Chris Eubank, Keith Duffy and Anthea Turner opted to stay in the Big Brother house for a week in aid of Comic Relief.

Career booster

Channel 4 shared its reality TV format with the BBC for the charity event.

More than 12 million viewers tuned in to watch comedian Dee emerge from the house victorious.

Although the show was for charity it did help boost the careers of some of the celebrities, especially former Brookside actress Claire Sweeney.

Since she emerged as a runner-up she has gone on to star in a West End musical, presented TV shows and recorded an album.

But celebrities should beware of trying to use reality TV shows as platform to breath life back into a flagging showbiz career.

TV presenter Feltz did not emerge from Celebrity Big Brother with much credibility as she faced ridicule for her somewhat erratic behaviour during her stay in the house.

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