I'm A Celebrity 2021: Start date, trailer, lineup and location for this year's series

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I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here is back for another year of fun, games and lots of Bushtucker Trials.

While it might feel like only yesterday that Giovanna Fletcher was crowned Queen of the Castle, a whole new bunch of celebs are preparing to enter the camp as we speak. So, here's everything we know about I'm A Celebrity 2021 so far...

What is the start date for I'm A Celeb 2021?

I'm A Celebrity is coming back to our screens very soon! The show's official start date is set to be Sunday 21 November, according to reports from The Sun, meaning there are less than three weeks left to wait.

The show usually kicks off on a Sunday each year, and 2021 appears to be no different. The perfect way to end a weekend, if you ask us.

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Photo credit: ITV

Where will I'm A Celeb 2021 be filmed?

Thanks to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and travel restrictions, the show won't be filmed in Australia this year. Instead, like in 2020, the series will be returning to Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

That means the show's medieval castle theme will be back, with hosts Ant and Dec jokingly embracing the aesthetic by dressing up as knights on horseback for the teaser trailer.

ITV confirmed the 2021 location back in August, with the broadcaster's head of entertainment commissioning Katie Rawcliffe saying in a statement: "We can confirm today that we'll be returning to Wales for the 2021 series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"

"We've always said we have contingencies in place for the series if the COVID situation continued to bring uncertainty, and after a highly successful run at the castle last year, we're pleased that we can return there."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Is there an I'm A Celeb 2021 trailer?

I'm A Celeb has released a number of teaser trailers for this year's show, featuring hosts Ant and Dec in line with last year's same medieval knight theme.

One teaser shows the presenters preparing the show's iconic gold stars for the contestants, while another features the pair riding horses and camping out in the forest.

However, the horse riding clip (which sees Ant riding a small Shetland pony) came under fire from viewers, who thought the horse was too small for him to ride.

In response, a spokesperson for I’m A Celebrity told Metro: "The pony used in the promo is professionally trained to work in the film and television industry. Throughout the shoot the horse master and a team of expert handlers were on location at all times. The safety and wellbeing of the horses and pony used for filming were of utmost priority to everyone."

Have a watch of the first teaser clip here:

Who will appear in the I'm A Celeb 2021 lineup?

The official I'm A Celeb lineup hasn't been announced yet, and we'll likely find out closer to the start date.

However, that hasn't stopped the speculation surrounding who we'll see entering the castle this year - and some celebs have even dropped massive hints themselves.

Married At First Sight Australia contestant Jessika Power previously told her Instagram followers that she has "some TV contracts in the works, in talks at the moment." Responding to a fan's question about I'm A Celeb, she said, "I can't tell you which one, it may be this one, it may not be this one. It may be something else. You just don't know where you'll see me, but I will be popping up somewhere." Tell us more, Jess!

Meanwhile, Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley has also dropped hints, cryptically telling his co-hosts, "You may say, 'I couldn't possibly comment'. It's ridiculous! When a secret's out, it's out! And it is true that I've been learning a bit of Welsh."

Other names rumoured to be on the cards include Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, who told Heart FM that she'd be open to appearing on the show, saying, "I'll try anything once me, do you know what I mean? I'll give it a crack," before adding that she's "good at creepy crawlies" [via The Sun].

Drag Race star The Vivienne has also previously said she'd like to take part, saying on Lorraine, "I'm petrified of spiders but get me to that jungle, I'd do it. What a great life opportunity that I'm never going to get again... I am all for that!"

Still, nothing has been confirmed yet, so we'll have to wait and see before getting excited about who we'll see undergoing a Bushtucker Trial this year.

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