Former playmate Nikki Schieler Ziering added to ABC's 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!' cast
By Reality TV World staff, 02/14/2003
ABC has announced that actress/model and former Playboy Playmate Nikki Schieler Ziering has been named as the 10th cast member of ABC's new reality series, "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!"
"I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!" will be broadcast live over an unprecedented 15 consecutive nights beginning WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (10-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The fresh, interactive series features celebrities as they leave behind their pampered lives for weeks of roughing it in a remote outpost of the inhospitable Australian rainforest. Based on the phenomenally successful British hit of the same name, the series will let American viewers on the other side of the globe vote to control the action via the phone and the internet.
In addition to Schieler Ziering, the cast is comprised of actress Maria Conchita Alonso; international sex symbol and famed model Tyson Beckford; sassy TV host "Downtown" Julie Brown; Olympic champion and successful business entrepreneur Bruce Jenner; dancer/choreographer Cris Judd; the man who coined the phrase "champagne wishes and caviar dreams," Robin Leach; Hollywood scion and fashion critic-of-the-stars Melissa Rivers; actress Alana Stewart (former wife of rocker Rod Stewart and actor George Hamilton); and Howard Stern's infamous radio cohort, Stuttering John. Standup comic/improv performer John Lehr will be the host.
"I'm a Celebrity -- Get Me Out of Here!" is produced by Granada Entertainment USA. John Saade and Natalka Znak are executive producers; Richard Cowles is producer of the series.