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I'm A Celebrity 'planning to quarantine cast in Australia for two weeks'

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I'm A Celebrity is reportedly planning to quarantine this year's cast for two weeks.

The ITV series typically begins in November and plans are already being put in place to work around any potential travel restrictions.

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It's been claimed that this year's line up of celebrities will fly out to Australia a number of weeks early in order to quarantine.

A source explained to The Sun newspaper: "I’m A Celeb is one of the toughest reality shows out there and adding a two-week quarantine period is only going to make it harder.

“The welfare of the campmates is the biggest concern, so having them possibly put in quarantine for a fortnight lessens the risk of anyone falling ill."

ITV boss Kevin Lygo previously said that the channel were confident I'm A Celeb was likely to go ahead this year, although they were looking for an "alternative" just in case.

There have been claims that the show could end up filming in the UK with locations in rural Scotland reportedly being looked at.

Casting for the show is said to be well underway, with producers holding meetings via Zoom.

Rumoured celebrities include TV presenter Vernon Kay, footballer Paul Merson, Tiger King's Carole Baskin and dancer AJ Pritchard, who recently quit Strictly Come Dancing.

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Actress Beverley Callard is also rumoured to be in talks while The Chase star Mark Labbett has revealed hopes of competing in I'm A Celebrity this year.

More names linked to the line up are Love Island's Maura Higgins and football legend Eric Cantona.