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ITV confirms I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will return to Wales for 2021

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Ant and Dec will host the nightly show airing live from the castle ruins, with a brand-new cast of celebrities being put through their paces with gruesome challenges.

After Giovanna Fletcher was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2020, viewers can once again tune in to see action packed challenges and gruelling trials as the celebrities try to win food and treats for the camp.  

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning, said: “We can confirm today that we’ll be returning to Wales for the 2021 series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway returns to ITV

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Alongside a wide range of new features, live surprises and wild stunts, the pair will be entertaining viewers with the return of the favourite hidden camera segments: ‘Undercover’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Out Of Me Ear’.

The first episode will see Jamie and Harry Reknapp star in a hilarious ‘Get Out Of Me Ear’ segment and Gary Barlow will perform a stunning ‘End of the Show Show’.

Other celebrities confirmed to take part the series include boxer Anthony Joshua, Davina McCall, and Sir Mo Farah.

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The announcement came during Sunday’s 20th anniversary special that saw presenters Ant and Dec suffer the infamous Bush Tucker Trials for the first time.

Due to current lockdown restrictions, the producers have moved the series from the Australian outback to Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.

A far cry from the usual sweaty base camp, the following celebrities are bracing themselves for a royally cold Welsh winter.

ITV confirms UK location for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Due to the pandemic, filming has moved from its usual location in New South Wales, Australia, to North Wales in the UK.

The historic Gwrych Castle, also known as ‘The Showpiece of Wales’, is built into a tree-lined hillside that overlooks the Welsh countryside and the Irish sea.

The grounds spread across 250 acres, providing plenty of space for the celebrities' trials and tribulations.

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! 2020 to be filmed in the UK

The new contestants will be swapping the Australian jungle for a ruined castle in the British countryside as the series will crown its first-ever King or Queen of the Castle.

However, the celebrities won’t escape the gruelling viewer-voted trials and will partake in fun challenges to win food and treats for the camp.

Ant and Dec will return as hosts and give all the gossip from inside the castle.

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Snakes chewing through camera cables, raging bush fires and thunderstorms knocking out feeds. It seems the challenges of filming a TV show in the jungle are as tricky as any Bushtucker Trial.

Sourcing 450,000 cockroaches and convincing celebrities that there really won’t be any secret pizza deliveries are some of the tasks undertaken by the producers of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

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Ant and Dec in Ant & Dec's DNA Journey (Credit: ITV/Voltage TV/Mitre Television)

Ant and Dec will return to reside over a new group of famous faces as they endure the Australian outback.

Across several gruelling weeks, the celebs will face the dreaded Bushtucker Trials and the chance to inherit the crown from 2018’s King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp.

The series will be followed by a new series of I’m A Celebrity…Extra Camp on ITV2, presented by Joel Dommett, Emily Atack and Adam Thomas.

Together, the three hosts will get the inside scoop on life inside the jungle and share lively discussions with special guests.

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Carolyn McCall chairing the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019 (Credit: RTS/Richard Kendal)

Shifting viewing habits, developments in technology and the rapidly evolving competitive landscape are having a fundamental impact on our industry,” argued RTS Convention Chair Carolyn McCall as she opened Cambridge 2019.

But amid the change and uncertainty, which included Britain’s future relationship with Europe and the rest of the world, McCall maintained that television had a bright future.