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I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge has suspended its ‘King or Queen' titles as 'mark of respect'

Jess Hardiman

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I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge has suspended its ‘King or Queen' titles as 'mark of respect'

A popular I’m A Celebrity attraction has suspended its ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ titles as a ‘mark of respect’, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Queen passed away peacefully at her home in Balmoral on Thursday 8 September, triggering a period of national mourning that is due to last until the day of her funeral on 19 September

During this time, many services and attractions have been suspended or altered to reflect the sombre nature of current circumstances. 

This includes the I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge at Quayside MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester, which is an attraction based on the hit ITV show

"This new action-packed experience will put any campmates nerve and agility to the test!" its website says.

"Race against each other collecting stars from a bounty of physical and mental challenges all in an epic jungle setting complete with Main Camp, The Throne and Winner’s Bridge!"

It sees competitors take part in a series of different challenges – also based on those featured in the programme – in a bid to be crowned ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’, with the winner given a crown of flowers to wear on a wooden throne. 

Just like the celebrities in the real-life show, they are also then able to do a victory walk across the ‘winner’s bridge’, with their winning moments captured in digital photos as part of the experience.

However, the attraction confirmed to LADbible that staff have now been asked to avoid referring to winners as the 'Queen' or 'King' as a 'mark of respect'.

Credit: Facebook/I'm A Celebrity Jungle Challenge
Credit: Facebook/I'm A Celebrity Jungle Challenge

Instead, it is opting to use the term 'Champion of the Jungle' to temporarily remove any references to royalty.

The attraction has also confirmed it will be closing on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral out of ‘respect’ for the late queen and her mourners. 

A message on its website reads: “I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge joins with millions around the world in mourning the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

“Continuum Attractions have been honoured to have welcomed Her Majesty to several of our attractions, throughout her seventy-year-long reign. 

“Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect, our site will be closed on Monday September 19th, the day of the state funeral.” 

Featured Image Credit: I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, The Queen

Jess Hardiman
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