Ethnic Aussie stars who would make an awesome cast of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’

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Cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here

The wait is over for reality television fans as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here premiered on Channel Ten last night.

The star-studded lineup of contestants includesMaureen McCormick, Leisel Jones, Merv Hughes, Laura Dundovic, Chrissie Swan, Joel Creasey, Tyson Mayr, Barry Hall, Lauren Brant and Andrew Daddo.

And while the show has kicked off with a bang attracted plenty of praise on social media, some big names in the local media industry have called out the show’s cast for not being diverse enough.

Radio presenter Yumi Stynes took to Twitter on Sunday night writing: ‘Watching ‘I’m A White Celebrity Get Me Outta Here’ w kids. Loving @joelcreasey and of course @ChrissieSwan but there are other races in Oz!’

Meanwhile fellow media personality Marc Fennell tweeted: ‘And people tell me there’s no diversity problem on Australian tv. #ImACelebrityAU’.

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, one of our editor Alicia “Leeshie” V‘s passions is advocating a greater sense of cultural diversity in the Australian media landscape.

We certainly have a long way to go, with many local television dramas still featuring a predominantly anglo-saxon cast.

Never the less, we’ve still been able to come up with some familiar faces from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds who would be great for a show like I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Whether they have the time or would agree to go on a show like this if a network approached them is another issue altogether, but check out the list below and join the conversation on our Facebook page or tweet @LeeshieV.

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1. Jessica Mauboy – Singer, Aboriginal and Indigenous Australian

Jessica Mauboy Image Source: Instagram

Jessica Mauboy
Image Source: Instagram

2. Nick Kyrgios – Tennis player, Greek and Malaysian

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

3. Firass Dirani – Actor, Lebanese

Firass Dirani Image Source: Channel Nine

Firass Dirani
Image Source: Channel Nine

4. Deborah Mailman – Actress, Indigenous Australian

Deborah Mailman Image Source: Channel Ten

Deborah Mailman
Image Source: Channel Ten

5. Nazeem Hussain – Comedian, Sri Lankan

Nazeem Hussain Image Source: Twitter

Nazeem Hussain
Image Source: Twitter

6. Priya Malik – Reality star, Indian

Priya Malik Image Source: Channel Nine

Priya Malik
Image Source: Channel Nine

7. Adam Goodes – Footballer, English and Indigenous Australian

Adam Goodes Image Source: Zimbio

Adam Goodes
Image Source: Zimbio

8. Waleed Aly – Television presenter, Egyptian

Waleed Aly Image Source: Channel Ten

Waleed Aly
Image Source: Channel Ten

9. Glenn McMillan – Actor, Brazilian

Glenn McMillan Image Source: Twitter

Glenn McMillan
Image Source: Twitter

10. Tim Cahill – Soccer player, Samoan and English

Tim Cahill Image Source: Zimbio

Tim Cahill
Image Source: Zimbio

11. Indira Naidoo – Newsreader, Indian

Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo

12. Tahan Lew – Reality star, Indigenous Australian and Malaysian 

Tahan Lew Image Source: Instagram

Tahan Lew
Image Source: Instagram

13. Rohan Mirchandaney – Reality star, Indian

Rohan Mirchandaney  Image Source: Twitter

Rohan Mirchandaney
Image Source: Twitter

 

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