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I'm a Celebrity confirms whether it will go ahead this year

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

From Red Online

Watching celebrities eat a variety of unsavoury jungle treats and squirm their way through insect-infected challenges is a winter-staple for many of us across the country.

There's something comforting about sitting down each night, cuddled up with a blanket and — as Christmas approaches — an increasingly larger glass of wine or a Bailey's hot chocolate, watching our favourite household names navigate the I'm A Celeb... Get Me Out Of Here camp and jungle.

However, this year things aren't so straight-forward.

ITV announced earlier in the year that instead of cancelling the hit series altogether, they would instead be relocating to Wales.

But, with Wales in the midst of a full lockdown since last Friday, what does that mean for the future of series?

Although concerns had been raised over whether the show would be proceeding following the news, ITV have confirmed that there are no plans to cancel the series.

In a short statement to Hello!, they said: 'I'm A Celebrity continues to adhere to all relevant guidelines as well as our own strict Covid protocols.'

The official account for Gwrych Castle, where the show will be set, also revealed that it is allowed to go ahead.

The tweet showed a breathtaking aerial view of the castle, alongside the following statement: 'Following the announcement today 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!'

While an exact start date hasn't been confirmed, in the past I'm A Celeb has typically begun in mid-November and runs for three weeks, ending in December. We can't wait!

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