ITV confirm I'm A Celebrity 2020 to be filmed in UK

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ITV have confirmed this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' will be filmed in a ruined castle in the UK countryside, after they were forced to abandon plans to shoot the show in its usual location of the Australian outback.

I'm A Celebrity presenters- Ant & Dec

This year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' will be filmed in the UK.

The ITV show - which is presented by Ant and Dec - is usually shot in Australia, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the channel's bosses have been forced to relocate the 2020 series to a ruined castle in the British countryside.

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."

As a result of the change, one of the contestants will be crowned King or Queen of the Castle for the first time, rather than the usual King of Queen of the Jungle title.

Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios, added: "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."

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