I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! ‘will return this year for 20th series’ despite coronavirus pandemic
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I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! will allegedly be returning for its 20th series.
ITV has been revealed to Mirror Online that the fan favourite show will be coming back to screens to entertain the nation this autumn after the coronavirus pandemic left the show's future up in the air.
The popular TV channel also reportedly revealed they'll be shooting a special one-off documentary called I'm A Celebrity: A Jungle Story to celebrate the best and most outrageous moments of the show's 19-year history.
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ITV boss Kevin Lygo told the publication they are "moving heaven and earth" to try and film the next series in Australia.
Fans will also be glad to hear that hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are expected to return as the faces of the show.
In May it was reported that show bosses were holding crisis talks over how to save this year's show amid the coronavirus pandemic.
At the time, a source told The Sun Online: "I'm A Celebrity is six months away but bosses are holding meetings about how they can ensure it still goes ahead in the current climate. A raft of measures are being looked at.
"One of the most recent plans was to employ a crew that is 95 per cent made up of Australian workers to overcome the issues surrounding flying to different countries and the quarantine restrictions."
The insider continued: "This would mean a lot of the show’s UK crew missing out on their annual big gig but ITV are having to seriously consider every option.
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“The changing nature of the crisis means that every situation is having to be assessed and planned for.
“It’s such a ratings hit, so they’ll do everything possible to make sure it goes on air. But the safety and welfare of their teams is the priority at all times.”
The most recent series was won by EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa, 27, with runners up including Roman Kemp and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner.
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