The Manchester restaurants ITV's I'm a Celebrity's Grace Dent loves... and the ones she doesn't
21.11.2023 - 12:49
I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is finally back on our TV screens for its 23rd series, with 10 new celebrities heading to Australia to compete in challenges and hopefully be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.
Hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, over the past 20 years, the show has welcomed all kinds of celebs , and this year is no different. Entering the camp this time round are stars including Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn, politician Nigel Farage and This Morning presenter Josie Gibson.
Joining them is acclaimed food critic and novelist Grace Dent, who along with writing restaurant reviews for The Guardian, is a regular on TV screens. The 50-year-old regularly appears on shows including Masterchef and it various iterations, as well as Great British Menu, and has also appeared on Pointless Celebrities, Have I Got News For You, and Channel 4's Very British Problems, among others.
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Dent is based in London but originally from Cumbria and following several stints at different magazines and newspapers joined The Guardian in 2018. Of all the campmates, Grace, who has previously said she eats a "mainly vegan", may find the food situation challenging, if not slightly below her exacting standards.
In fact, Dent wrote in 2012 that I'm A Celeb was a "puerile venture into starvation, televised constipation and animal cruelty, abbreviated by ads for Iceland £1 curries". Though clearly she's changed her tune enough to give it - and the critters - a chance.
That said, and understandably, she's a little trepidatious about what she will be given to