ITV bosses have decided despite their best efforts to make the ‘I’m A Celebrity get me out of here’ programme in Australia they could not do so due to the plandemic and so making it in the UK instead.
The programme will be exactly the same as it normally is and people will only be more impressed with the locations that have been chosen.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television said:
“We announced last week that we were doing all we could to make the series and I’m thrilled that we can bring the show to viewers albeit not in the jungle. We have a great team both on and off screen and I know they will produce a hugely entertaining series”.
Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios said:
“We pulled out all the stops to try and make the series happen in Australia. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and despite us looking at many different contingencies, it became apparent that it just wasn’t possible for us to travel and make the show there. However, we are all really excited about a UK version of I’m A Celebrity. While it will certainly be different producing the show from the UK, the same tone and feel will remain.
“Our celebrities will probably have to swap shorts for thermals but they can still look forward to a basic diet of rice and beans and plenty of thrills and surprises along the way”.
More information about the new series will be released in due course.