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WHO WILL RULE THE CAS­TLE?

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PRO­DUC­ERS have con­firmed that this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will be filmed in a Bri­tish cas­tle.

For the first time in 19 years, the hit ITV re­al­ity show will not be filmed in a camp in the Australian jun­gle. That means a celeb won’t be named King or Queen of the Jun­gle. In­stead, the 20th se­ries will see our celebs bat­tling it out to be King or Queen of a Bri­tish cas­tle.

We don’t know the ex­act lo­ca­tion or name of the cas­tle yet (al­though it is ru­moured to be Conwy’s Gwrych Cas­tle, a sup­pos­edly haunted Welsh cas­tle), but ITV has said: “The show will be broad­cast live ev­ery night from a ru­ined cas­tle in the coun­try­side.”

The coro­n­avirus pan­demic meant that ITV pro­duc­ers were un­able to film this year’s se­ries in

Aus­tralia. 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… it be­came ap­par­ent that it just wasn’t pos­si­ble for us to travel and make the show there.”

Ant and Dec are set to re­turn to their pre­sent­ing du­ties on the UK-based ver­sion of the show, which will see this year’s celebri­ties un­der­take gru­elling tri­als and fun-filled chal­lenges to win food and treats.

There’s no word yet as to when I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is ex­pected to be on TV.

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