Tuesday, 2 March, 2021

I’m A Celebrity 2020 scraps Australia for ruined castle in the countryside due to pandemic

ITV have announced that I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 will be broadcasted from a ruined castle in the countryside due to the global pandemic.

The 20th series of I’m A Celebrity will be filmed in the UK instead of the usual location of Australia.

The show will be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside.

Ant and Dec will continue to host the series, bringing viewers all the news and excitement of the day.

As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

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 said: “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”.

ITV have not yet confirmed the cast for I’m A Celebrity 2020.

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