I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ is returning later this year.
The hit ITV reality show will be back on the small screen for its 20th series, with the network making the exciting announcement as part of its autumn schedule. As well as the stars heading to Australia for the annual show, the broadcaster has also confirmed a spin-off documentary called ‘I’m A Celebrity: A Jungle Story’.
The special one-off film will celebrate all the best moments of the programme’s 19-year history. ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ star Carole Baskin and former Aston Villa footballer Paul Merson are among the celebrities linked to the new series of the show.
Other names talked about as potential campmates this year are singer Jessie J, TV presenter Matt Baker, and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro AJ Pritchard.
The future of this year’s series had been uncertain due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but ITV has revealed it will go ahead. However, it’s not yet known what measures producers will take in light of the global health crisis.
This week, it was reported that bosses could enforce a fortnight of lockdown for campmates – which would result in stars spending a total of five weeks away from their families – to ensure the series could continue as planned.
A source said: “‘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.
“They understand that for some people, the thought of maybe having to spend more than a month away from their families might be off-putting.”
However, if the measure is put in place it will be for the health and safety of those working on the programme, which is hosted by Ant and Dec.