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I'm A Celebrity Theme Park Is Coming To The UK This Year


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I'm A Celebrity Theme Park Is Coming To The UK This Year

For those who are disappointed that I'm a Celebrity 2021 is hanging in the balance amid coronavirus fears, don't fret.

Soon you'll be able to act out your own version of the hit ITV reality show with the I'm a Celebrity adventure attraction.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Set to open in Manchester this year, the theme park suffered the same fate as the show and had to be stalled as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

However, it looks like things are back on with the venue set to open this summer.

I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge was first announced back in 2019, where it was revealed that the indoor park will be situated in Salford Quays.

You won't need to endure a 20+ hour flight to get your chance to check out Snake Rock, Base Camp and Croc Creek as there'll be full replicas of these iconic spots.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Visitors can compete to be king or queen of the jungle experience with 90-minute challenges such as zip wires, climbing walls, mazes and parachute drops to collect those all-important gold stars.

At the time of its announcement, ITV said guests won't come into contact with any live animals, explaining that 'virtual' versions will likely be used instead.

That said, those designing the attraction are reported to be working out how bugs and creepy crawlies can be used so fans can have a go at the notorious Bushtucker Trials.

Rather them than me.

Although you'll not be greeted by hosts Ant and Dec, the production team from the TV show have been involved with designing the attraction, so we can expect it to look pretty spot on.

Speaking to the BBC, William van Rest, ITV's director of games, live and merchandising, said: "It's inspired by the show, and we're trying to create a jungle as closely as we can.

"Some of the games within I'm A Celebrity are things like treetop challenges, and one of the team who helps create the games for I'm A Celebrity is helping us with this."

I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge forms part of the Watergardens development, situated near the Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

The official opening date has yet to be confirmed, meaning tickets aren't available to buy for now - but the website does say it'll be 'opening summer'.

The site reads: "The Jungle Challenge team are working hard to get the attraction ready for a 2021 opening.

"However, as you can imagine we too are having to accommodate the challenges presented by COVID-19."

Topics: I'm a celebrity, Manchester, ITV, UK, Theme Park

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