ITV Confirms I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Will Film In The UK For 2020
The show will be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside with Ant and Dec hosting the series, bringing viewers all the news and excitement of the day.
It's official - I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! is moving to the UK for 2020!
Ant and Dec will be hosting the show, live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside.
Who would you like to see in the new series? pic.twitter.com/jjM6eiAGxq
- This Morning (@thismorning) August 7, 2020
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."
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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".
I can't see I'm A Celeb being the same from a castle. They gonna be eating rats instead of Kangaroo bums? #ImACeleb
- Ste Carruthers :v: (@Wigan_Steven) August 7, 2020
It seems fans are excited for the return, regardless of where the celebrity campmates will be in the world.
One wrote: "Bruv I'm so excited to see how I'm A Celeb pans out HAHAHAHAHA in a frickin castle omg BEAUTIFUL," another added: "If this UK version is a success, I wonder if they would have 2 different versions of I'm A Celeb [each] year..."
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