I'm a Celebrity...

An RTS panel looks at the success of reality television

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (Credit: ITV)

Reality TV is arguably bigger than ever. The term was first coined in the 1990s, as producers turned unscripted “real-life” situations into com­pulsive viewing with shows such as Survivor and Big Brother. More than 25 years later, the genre is ubiquitous across linear and streamed TV.

Consider the channel-defining success of ITV’s Love Island, Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle or the huge popularity of the latest series of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off.

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.

ITV announces start date for I’m a Celebrity 2019

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.