I’m A Celebrity South Africa ‘won’t be coming back this year’

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on ITV1 and ITVX
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on ITV1 and ITVX ©ITV Plc
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I’m A Celebrity’s All Star version in South Africa won’t be returning to TV this year.

The show made its debut in 2023 as a crop of fifteen former campmates returned, this time set up in South Africa’s Kruger National Park rather than Australia.

The pre-recorded series saw the celebs go head to head to be crowned I’m A Celebrity legend by facing off in a number of survival trials.

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Phil Tufnell, Jordan Banjo, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Amir Khan, Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread.
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Phil Tufnell, Jordan Banjo, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Amir Khan, Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread. ©ITV Plc

While I’m A Celebrity will return to Australia as usual for a new series this autumn, it’s reported that the All Stars spin-off won’t be returning for now.

The Sun reports that the show has been shelved for now, but could return at some point in the future.

An insider explained: “ITV have decided I’m A Celebrity South Africa will not return this year and there are currently no plans for another series.

“It may well return in the future so it’s not necessarily gone for good, but it definitely won’t be happening this year and there is nothing set in stone for when it will be.”

The most recent all stars featured the likes of Helen Flanagan, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Janice Dickinson and Gillian McKeith as well as former winners Phil Tufnell and Joe Swash.

Ultimately the series was won by Myleene Klass after she went head to head in the ultimate eating trial with Jordan Banjo.

Following her victory, Myleene said: “I can’t believe what the jungle gave me first time and I’ve actually had the opportunity to relive it a second time round. It’s one of those things, it was so magical the first time you start thinking did I remember that as it was or have I recreated those memories?

“They say don’t go back to an ex and don’t go back to a reheated dinner. I thought to myself oh no, what if it’s not as good? And I’ve gone back into the bush and it’s been even bigger, more majestic, bigger trials.”

You can catch up on the full series on ITVX now ahead of the main show’s return this autumn.

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