I'm A Celebrity contestants 'self-isolating with partners and kids'
I’m A Celebrity contestants are ‘self-isolating with partners and children at luxury cottages and hotels for two weeks’… ahead of the show at Gwyrch Castle in Wales
- This comes after it was claimed the show will officially start on Sunday November 15 with TV bosses set to confirm the date on Monday
- It’s also been claimed the show will go on as planned, despite Wales going back into lockdown until November 9 due to the rise in Covid-19 cases
I’m A Celebrity contestants are reportedly self-isolating with their partners and children in luxury accommodation for two weeks before the show.
The show, which usually takes place in Australia, kicks off on November 15 at Gwyrch Castle in North Wales this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In previous years, celebrities haven’t had any contact with their families once they land in Australia.
Self-isolating: I’m A Celebrity contestants are reportedly self-isolating with their partners and children for two weeks before the show (pictured hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly)
But this year they are reportedly able to self-isolate with their loved ones in secret luxury cottages and hotels, The Sun reported.
It is reportedly to allow them to spend as much time with their families as possible before spending three weeks ‘in a freezing castle’.
A source said: ‘ITV decided to allow celebs as much time with families as possible.
‘They’re already essentially having three weeks’ quarantine in a freezing castle, so two weeks on top of that felt a bit mean.’
Loved ones: This year they are reportedly able to self-isolate with their loved ones in secret luxury cottages and hotels (pictured: rumoured contestant Mo Farah and family in 2018)
MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.
I’m A Celeb is expected to take place as expected, despite Wales going back into lockdown until November 9 due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
A spokesman tweeted: ‘Following the announcement from the First Minister the overriding message is that filming CAN continue in Wales providing related activity cannot be undertaken from home, and there is full compliance with Welsh law. We cannot wait to see I’m A Celebrity on our screens.’
It was claimed the show will officially start on Sunday November 15 with TV bosses set to confirm the date on Monday.
The popular show usually starts in mid-November and tends to run for three weeks, with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as hosts, in the lead-up to Christmas.
Family time: It is reportedly to allow them to spend as much time with their families as possible (pictured: rumoured contestant Beverly Callard with husband Jon McEwan, right, in 2015)
This year’s UK-based season is also expected to air for a similar amount of time as usual, but instead be broadcast from Gwrych Castle in north Wales.
MailOnline has contacted ITV for a comment.
The report comes amid claims that Shane Richie, 56, and Sir Mo Farah, 37, are among the new recruits who have joined the cast of the show’s first UK-based series.
Meanwhile, other stars tipped to be joining the show include Victoria Derbyshire, 52, Vernon Kay, 46, Jessica Plummer, 28, and AJ Pritchard, 25.
While Beverley Callard, 63, Ruthie Henshall, 53, Russell Watson, 53, and Hollie Arnold, 26, are also said to be joining the show.
On Monday, a new trailer for the hit show was released, showing Ant and Dec poking fun at the show moving from Australia to North Wales.
While looking for their camp, which they believe to be in the Australian jungle, they come across a cafe and demand some ‘authentic Aussie tucker’.
To hammer the point home, they call the waitress ‘Sheila’ and Ant demands ‘some shrimp off the Barbie’.
However, they are given some authentic Welsh cakes, which they believe to be from Sydney, but they were in fact made by a Welsh man called Sidney.
Australia to Wales: The popular show usually starts in mid-November and tends to run for three weeks, with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as hosts, in the lead-up to Christmas
Bushtucker: New I’m A Celebrity trailer shows Ant And Dec searching for ‘Aussie tucker’ before munching on Welsh cakes as they poke fun at show’s UK location
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