The reality series will look a lot different this year!
I’m A Celebrity is moving to the UK for its 2020 series, following ongoing travel restrictions.
The popular reality series is usually filmed in Australia, but lockdown restrictions made planning the usual show impossible.
Instead, ITV has officially announced Ant and Dec will be hosting the programme in the UK. And it’s been claimed the reality show will be taking place at a remote castle.
Since there’s no jungles in the UK, celebrities will be apparently competing for the new titles of King or Queen of the Castle. Rather appropriate!
To fight for the crown, they’ll undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges in an all-new location.
A jungle source told The Sun, “Planning the jungle – as with most other shows – has been very difficult as producers navigate a dynamic and fast changing situation.”
They added, “What is OK one day, is impossible the next. The team have had many many different contingency plans in play to deal with all the various possibilities that COVID-19 has presented.
“However as time went on, it has become increasingly obvious that as one problem is solved, another appeared and there came a point where producers have to make tough decisions.”
Explaining the decision further, the source said that Australia has tightened their lockdown restrictions.
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.”
It’s not yet known who will be competing in the new series, so stay tuned for more updates!
I’m A Celeb with be back this autumn… but in the UK!