I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! will be making a welcome return to our TV screens later this year, however, the 20th series of the popular entertainment show will look slightly different to normal.
With the COVID 19 pandemic making it impossible for the show to take place in its usual home of the Australian jungle, this year the show will be taking place a little closer to home. Due to be filmed in the UK, the show will be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside.
Ant and Dec will once again be hosting the show, and the celebrities taking part can look forward to “gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats”. For the first time ever, during the final one of the celebrities will be crowned the King or Queen of the Castle.
Speaking about the changes to this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity, 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”.
More details about this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! will be announced in due course, but we’re already excited to see how it will pan out!