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I’m A Celebrity will return to jungle for 2021 ‘if possible’ confirms ITV boss: ‘This show is meant to be in Australia’

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will return to Australia in 2021 ‘if possible’ following a series in Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic, ITV has confirmed.

Still hosted by Ant and Dec, last year I’m A Celebrity set up shop in Gwyrch Castle, North Wales, for the first ever series not to take place in the Australian jungle.

While still a huge ratings triumph for ITV, I’m A Celebrity is ‘meant to be in Australia’, stressed ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall.

Despite the 2020 series won by podcaster Giovanna Fletcher being a ‘tremendous success’ ideally the show would return to its jungle roots.

‘If we can go back to Australia – and this show is meant to be in Australia – then that’s what we’ll do,’ she said.

McCall added: ‘We have a very good plan if not, as we have already done it once (in the castle).’

Giovanna Fletcher became the first Queen of the Castle (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/REX)

Ant McPartlin recently said he’d be ‘very happy’ to return to Wales for the next series of I’m A Celeb.

‘There were cardboard cut-outs of me and Dec in the butcher’s, and the local school did a tribute,’ he told Digital Spy.

‘We’d happily go back there. We’d miss the sunshine, mind.’

McCall also confirmed Love Island will be back this summer, but its location is yet to be confirmed amid reports the series could find a temporary home in Jersey due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Last year’s summer series was dropped completely, with the 2021 edition thought to subsequently be extended in lieu of a winter series this year too.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returns to ITV later this year.

Credit: Original article published here.

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