Dingo Dollar Challenge And Kiosk Kev ‘Axed’ In New I’m A Celebrity, Confirms Vick Hope
I'm a Celebrity staples the Dingo Dollar Challenge and Kiosk Kev will not be featuring in the upcoming series, Vick Hope has revealed.
The 31-year-old revealed two of the show's classic components will be missing when it returns on Sunday, 15th November on ITV.
However, Vick has revealed that the I'm a Celeb favourites will be replaced to be more in-keeping with the 20th series' new castle theme and location.
Speaking exclusively to Tyla, she explained: "I don't want to be the one who leaks spoilers, but I don't even know too much as they're keeping a lot under lock and key!
"There won't be a Dingo Dollar Challenge or Kiosk Kev anymore. I've got a WhatsApp group with my producer, we've been sent through list of the new names of things.
"There's the new equivalents, which I think is exciting! It's nice to have a shake up like that."
For example, replacing the Outback Shack is Ye Oldee Shoppe and instead of Kiosk Kev, say hello to his long lost cousin Kiosk Cledwyn!
And that's not the only thing to be shaken up on I'm a Celebrity this year, with the show having moved to Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.
Vick will front a new series that will air on the ITV Hub first thing in the morning after the previous night's show.
Not thought to be a replacement of I'm a Celeb: Extra Camp, which was axed earlier this year, I'm a Celeb: The Daily Drop is to "carry on" the conversations that are sparked on the show - with panellists, comedians and fans of the show to have their say on the castle's goings-on.
Vick compared the series to former Big Brother companion show Bit of The Side, and admitted that fronting a spin-off to such a huge show is "daunting."
"There's going to be a lot of learning on the job," she said. "Extra Camp was so good and because it had such an atmosphere around it, there were several presenters and they had been on the show before and that brings an extra element.
"We're making it clear it's a different show to that, it's not going to be full of challenges and games. It's going to be more like a podcast, a chat that the audience are invited in to and involved in."
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And with 20 seasons of I'm a Celeb in the bag, Vick believed that now is as good as ever for to see the classic format shaken up.
"Change is always good, and refreshing things is always good," she said. "This year, things are different. All of us are looking at things in a different way, all of us are seeing things in a different way, and it was completely necessary it changed. Whether or not it needed it, they had to have it, and they're going to make the best of it and they're going to make it make it work."
But even while she's had stacks of experience fronting live shows, it hasn't helped Vick from feeling anxiety.
"I'm so nervous! You don't want to mess it up," she said. "People are watching and people get so much joy out of this show. It's an honour to be a part of it, but you do want to do a good job.
"It's a big step to do on my own."
But it's not as scary as heading into the camp itself, as Vick revealed she'd previously been in conversations with the I'm a Celeb casting team "for some time".
"They're always like, do you want to do it?" she laughed. "And I'm like....no? I'm quite happy not eating testicles of a kangaroo for a bit. But I love the show and I'm happy to be involved in some way.
"I would never say never to it, but just not now. I just did Strictly two years ago. I just feel like I'd love to do it some point in the future but I'd rather do it a few more years down the line. I'm a broadcaster and presenter and a journalist first, and I want to hone that craft for a bit and concentrate on it."
And Vick's love for I'm a Celeb is clear. Having grown up in Newcastle, hosts Ant and Dec are local heroes for her, and she recalls her younger years watching I'm a Celebrity with her mum, dad and three brothers. As an ambassador of Aunt Bessies 'Time to Roast' campaign (promising show-stopping results with less time and effort so you can spend time with loved ones), family time is hugely important to her.
"I'm a Celeb won't have everyone in the living room watching together this year, due to Covid," she said. "It's one of those family shows that we can all enjoy - but it'll still be as popular as before, as we all watch it from different homes to stay safe.
"It's the conversation around I'm a Celeb that brings people together - and hopefully The Daily Drop can let people chat through the show's must-see moments."
I'm a Celebrity...The Daily Drop will land Monday 16th November on the ITV Hub, and be repeated at 5.30pm on ITV2.
Vick has teamed up with Aunt Bessie's, for roast inspiration, see her video at @auntbessiesofficial.
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