I'm A Celebrity: All the changes on this year's show

Jen Crothers
·3-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Good Housekeeping

With a brand new location, I'm A Celebrity is looking very different in 2020 – so here's your guide to the changes...

The camp at Gwyrch Castle in North Wales is a far cry from the Australian outback, but you can still count on the fact there'll be a lot of discomfort. And that's even before the celebs get stuck into any Bushtucker Trials.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

On Sunday night's show (15 November) Ant and Dec explained some of the necessary alterations that have been made.

Ant said: "Things are going to be a bit different this year. There's no jungle obviously, there's no dunny, there's a privy [toilet] and I can guarantee you there's absolutely no chance of sunbathing."

Dec added: "Some things will stay exactly the same. Some things will be reassuringly familiar. So you will live on a diet of rice and beans and you'll do trials to win food for the camp."

So what’s changed? Firstly, it's cold, thanks to it being the great British autumn, and the fact it's set in the ruins of a castle. But that's by the by.

Instead of being surrounded by lush greenery and jungle paraphernalia, in Ant and Dec's presenting space there’s ye olde medieval props all over the place – goblets, old looking things and full suits of armour, all things befitting an ancient castle.

Kiosk Keith/Kev and his Outback Shop have been replaced, and Kiosk Cledwyn parachuted in as his Welsh counterpart.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

The fancy jungle shower transposed to the British countryside is now a watering can over a rusty bath, and taking a shower is set to be a real team effort. Someone must pump the water, with the others heating the boiler; Ant and Dec revealed that the wood needed to heat the water is far from the camp in the boiler room. Plus, they need to chop the wood too. Eek.

Unlike the usual drop, meals will be delivered from a dumbwaiter, and campmates must wait until midnight for their evening meals.

There’s no heating in the ruins, but they do have a roof over their heads (what did you expect? The I’m A Celeb producers aren’t total monsters) – and a camp fire to keep them warm.

The castle privy replaces the infamous dunny, which will serve much the same purpose, as you can imagine.

We’re looking forward to seeing what Shane Richie, Beverley Callard, Sir Mo Farah and the other campmates make of it all – and what else the show has in store.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! airs on ITV.

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