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Robert Irwin reveals huge change coming to I'm A Celebrity: 'Very important to me'

"We're forging a new path."

Robert Irwin has revealed a huge change is coming to I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, saying it's one of the reasons he is 'so excited' to join the show.

The 19-year-old was announced as Dr Chris Brown's replacement for the 2024 season of the show and will co-host alongside Julia Morris in the jungle.

Robert Irwin and Julia Morris
Robert Irwin has revealed a huge change to I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, revealing it's one of the reasons he was so excited to join. Photo: Ten

The pair appeared on The Project on Tuesday night, and Robert was asked how he was going to feel watching the contestants eating wildlife for Tucker Trials, where celebs might have to chow down on 'zebra balls'.

"You're going to be devastated!" Kate Langbroek said.

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"Can I say something really interesting? And this is one of the reasons I was so excited to join this show, I'm A Celebrity have vowed to cease all use of wildlife in the show, the entire consumptive use of wildlife is done and has ceased," the Wildlife Warrior responded. "All of those eating trials still continue, the shock factor is still there, but it's with sustainably farmed animals: cows, pigs, chickens, things like that."

"And they've all got bags to eat!" Julia joked, leaving Robert looking slightly embarrassed.

Speaking about the change, Robert added: "It's a very important thing for me, and I'm very proud of what we're doing together to really hit home and lead by example with wildlife conservation in this new season of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Mate, we're forging a new path."

"We definitely are, seriously impressed with you," Julia added.

"But it's still a path with balls, just to be clear?" Waleed Aly joked.

"Yes, yes, we can guarantee that," Robert said through laughter.

Fans react to Robert's change to I'm A Celebrity

Julia Morris and Robert Irwin on The Project
Robert revealed no wildlife will be consumed during the show. Photo: Ten

Fans on Instagram shared their thoughts on the change, with one user writing: "Love Robert's passion and drive. He is such a committed ambassador to conservation and protecting our wildlife. Well done."

"Why did this make cry. He sounds so much like his dad," another added.

"Robert is awesome! Australia loves him!" a third said. "So excited for the new season."

"Bloody love Robert, so so much like his dad," someone else added. "Can't wait to see what the future brings for him."

"Couldn’t have chosen a better host," another said, while one person added, "Oh that's a GREAT choice! Love this."

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