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For the first time ever, “I’m A Celebrity…” will be filmed in Britain as Covid-19 prevents travel to Aussie jungle set

Television programme, 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' TX ITV with Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. ITV STUDIOS PRODUCTION I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is back, which can mean only one thing - the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV's toughest entertainment challenge! Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, our celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them. Last yearês highlights included Ferne McCann taking on the Panic Pit in a snake-filled Bushtucker Trial, a storm hitting camp causing the celebrities to be evacuated, Vicky Pattison being crowned Queen of the Jungle - and of course the one and only Lady C! Whoever does end up in the terrifying and legendary jungle camp will find themselves cut off from the outside world and praying the public doesnêt send them straight into a dreaded Bushtucker Trial. There is a brand new cast with a brand new set of challenges. As always, our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant and Dec are back to present all the big stories live from the jungle every night. Who will be crowned this yearês King or Queen of the jungle? Find out this autumn on ITV. And every night, viewers can switch over to catch Iêm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now! on ITV2 to get all the gossip and behind- the-scenes stories on events happening in the jungle.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is to be filmed in the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For the first time in the show’s history it will not take part in Australia.

ITV bosses have worked hard to use the New South Wales location, but travel restrictions were too difficult to overcome.


Instead the programme will be based around a remote ruin castle somewhere in Britain, says ITV.

And the show’s winner will be crowned King or Queen of the Castle.

The format for the I’m A Celebrity…will remain the same; a handful of celebs having to get along with each other and eat disgusting things.

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly will continue to present the programme.

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television said:

“We announced last week that we were doing all we could to make the series and I’m thrilled that we can bring the show to viewers, albeit not in the jungle.

“We have a great team both on and off screen and I know they will produce a hugely entertaining series”.

Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios added:

“We pulled out all the stops to try and make the series happen in Australia.

“Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and despite us looking at many different contingencies, it became apparent that it just wasn’t possible for us to travel and make the show there.

“However, we are all really excited about a UK version of I’m A Celebrity.

“While it will certainly be different producing the show from the UK, the same tone and feel will remain.

“Our celebrities will probably have to swap shorts for thermals, but they can still look forward to a basic diet of rice and beans and plenty of thrills and surprises along the way”.



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