When it comes to classic reality TV, nothing really beats I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, does it? What's better than seeing a bunch of famous people being put through their paces with gruelling challenges in return for food tokens? Not a lot, which is why we're very excited that I'm A Celeb will be back later this year.
However, this year's series has had to undergo some pretty major changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, like switching the location from New South Wales in Australia to North Wales in the UK. For the first time ever, the reality show ~which has been on air since 2002~ will be set in a ruined castle in the countryside rather than the Australian jungle. Read on for everything we know about I'm A Celeb 2020...
Where is I'm A Celebrity 2020 taking place?
On August 27th, ITV confirmed the new series will be filmed in the ruins of Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales, which means the celeb contestants will be swapping their bikinis and shorts for thermals this year. Director of entertainment at ITV, Richard Cowles, said:
"The Australian jungle is such an integral part of the show it was a big challenge to find a UK location where we could continue to deliver what viewers love about I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! But Gwrych will definitely do that - the castle sits in an amazing and atmospheric setting on a hillside overlooking the Irish Sea. While there will be plenty of changes required as we move from New South Wales in Australia to North Wales in the UK, we are really excited to see how we can adapt the format and make the castle our new home for a very special 20th series of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! this autumn."
Who's taking part in this year's I'm A Celebrity?
As usual, the rumour mill has been going into overdrive with who might be taking part, with the likes of AJ Pritchard, The Vivienne, Susanna Reid, Lucy Fallon and Jeremy Clarkson all thought to be competing for the crown. You can check out the full rumoured line-up here.
When is I'm A Celebrity going to be on TV?
There isn't an official start date yet, but the show usually kicks off in mid-November on ITV and ends in early December. ITV announced spin-off show Extra Camp would be scrapped this year due to costs, but given that it's being filmed in the UK this year, who knows if it will make a temporary comeback?
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