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BREAKING: 'I'm A Celebrity' Will Be Filmed In The UK Countryside This Year

BREAKING: 'I'm A Celebrity' Will Be Filmed In The UK Countryside This Year

ITV has just announced that I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! will return for its 20th series this year and will be filmed in the UK for the first time ever, after fears it would be scrapped amid the pandemic.

The show will be broadcast every night as normal, but instead of being set in the Australian jungle, it'll air from a ruined castle in the middle of the British countryside.

Ant and Dec will return (Credit: ITV)
Ant and Dec will return (Credit: ITV)

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.

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"We have a great team both on and off screen and I know they will produce a hugely entertaining series".

Ant and Dec will still be hosting and viewers will see the usual gruelling trials we know and love, as well as the team taking part in challenges to win food and treats.

But this time, instead of being crowned Queen or King of the jungle, the winner will be named King or Queen of the castle!

Who will be crowned Queen of King of the castle?! (Credit: ITV)
Who will be crowned Queen of King of the castle?! (Credit: ITV)

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Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios explained the team have done all they could to make sure the show airs this year.

He 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.

Trials and challenges will still go ahead (Credit: ITV)
Trials and challenges will still go ahead (Credit: ITV)
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"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".

We're just relieved the show is going ahead and can't wait to see which celebs will be taking part...

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV News, ITV, Im a celeb

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]