Australian location out for I’m a Celebrity (UK)

ITV has confirmed the British version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! will be filmed in the UK.

The show will be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside, hosted by Ant and Dec.

For its 20th season celebrities undertake gruelling trials and challenges in a quest to be crowned, for King or Queen of the Castle.

The traditional site at Murwillumbah in Northern NSW proved too difficult this year. The South Australian government also tried to lure the show to Kangaroo Island.

Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios said: “We pulled out all the stops to try and make the series happen in Australia. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 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.”

10 is yet to confirm plans for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Australia but is expected to film locally for 2021.

Updated: Meanwhile a Network 10 spokesperson tells TV Tonight, “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will certainly air in early 2021 as planned. We are working on logistics and look forward to bringing the series to screens this summer.”

9 Comments:

  1. If 10 get stuck maybe they should look at a 3/4 week Im a celeb at the end of September to fill in some gaps in their schedule before junior Masterchef.

  2. Ridiculous. What’s the transmission risk to the Australian public if they quarantine for two weeks in the Gold Coast and are then isolated in a “jungle” for the rest of the time?

  3. Very sad…I don’t think a UK version will be anything near to the “jungle”, they’ve just got to rethink that castle idea and choose a more tropical/greener production site? Or, bring some really, really big names in.

  4. What a complete pity as it puts millions back into the QLD state. They have allowed many international stars in for different productions. This is a missed opportunity. They would have been easy set up in quartine and pre production somewhere.

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