I'm A Celebrity bosses have just two weeks to decide if they go to Australia or Wales this year
'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here' bosses have only two weeks to decide whether the show will take place in Australia and Wales later this year.
The production for the ITV show moved to Gwrych Castle in Wales last year amid the coronavirus pandemic but bosses were hoping to head back to its home in Australia for this year's series. However, if travel restrictions continue to be in force, it could mean the whole series is cancelled.
A source said: "ITV need to decide in the next two weeks whether they go to Australia or Wales this year. It's decision time! Wales is pencilled as we know but clearly everyone wants to return to Australia. However if they choose Australia there is every chance it could be cancelled later down the line because of Covid If they choose Wales, it is guaranteed it will happen."
And production in Wales reportedly costs more than that in Australia, with show bosses worried that going Down Under would be "too risky".
The insider added to the MailOnline: "It costs more to film in Wales than fly to Australia as it's a four month set build. That's why they have to make a decision now. Time is running out. And there is no show without them. So it's all pointing to being Wales. Oz is far too risky."
A spokesperson for ITV confirmed show bosses have "plans in place" for both locations.
A statement shared by the broadcaster read: "No decisions have been made regarding the location for the new series and we have contingencies and plans in place for all possible options."