I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here will relocate to the UK in 2020, it's been confirmed.
ITV announced today that the 20th series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! will NOT be filmed in Australia due to the ongoing pandemic.
Instead, the show will be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside with the exact location to be confirmed.
Ant and Dec will host the series, bringing viewers all the news and excitement of the day.
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”.
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 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”.
More information about the new series will be released in due course.
I'm A Celebrity typically launches in November on ITV.
Names on the cast are to be confirmed.