ITV are reportedly considering filming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here in the UK this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While this year’s series is a long way off, usually airing in winter close to the end of the year, there’s no telling how the crisis will potentially affect it.
‘A number of contingency plans’ are in place for the show, which is usually shot in Australia, according to Variety, with one of them being for the show to take place in the UK.
Considering one of the defining elements of the show is it being held in a jungle, it’s safe to say a UK-based series could shake things up a whole lot.
I’m A Celebrity has been airing every year since 2002, with the show still being wildly popular. It’s been hosted by duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly every year, aside from 2018, when Dec hosted alongside Holly Willoughby.
The site also reports that the same contingency plan is being considered for Love Island, which is usually shot in Majorca, with this year’s winter version being held in Cape Town.
ITV is also thought to be considering moving the series to August, rather than its usual June and July air date.
Speculation has already begun about which celebs we’ll be seeing head into the jungle this year.
Weirdly enough, ‘Coughing Major’ Charles Ingram is tipped for an appearance after ITV’s drama Quiz had fans obsessed with his historic appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Amanda Holden has also made it clear she’d be up for a stint on the show.
Speaking to The Sun, Amanda said: ‘If Ant and Dec announced it would be their last ever series, then I think they’d get to choose who is in it, and we’d all have to do it.’
When asked how she would fare with the show’s many challenges, which involve eating creepy crawlies and animal’s private parts, she said: ‘I’d be a screamer – but there’s nothing I wouldn’t put it in mouth, babe.’
Well, that’s all the information we’ll be needing on that.
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