Victoria Derbyshire has revealed details about behind the scenes life in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, and the time frame is different to what you might expect.
The presenter appeared on the programme last year as it moved to Gwrych castle in Wales for the first time and left its usual home in the Australian jungle due to the pandemic.
Victoria starred alongside the likes of 2020 stars Vernon Kay, Sir Mo Farah, Jessica Plummer and eventual winner Giovanna Fletcher, and she’s discussed the behind-camera details that viewers never usually get to see.
‘Ant and Dec came into the castle, live, around 9.50pm to tell us who’s doing the next trial,’ Victoria told Radio Times about the daily schedule.
‘The trial finished between midnight and 1am; sometimes even later. When they arrived back, often covered in stinking fish guts or cockroaches, they would tell the rest all about it before having a shower.’
She went on to say: ‘Assuming they’d earned some stars and won some food, it eventually arrived – we were given medieval fare of eel, pigeon, mutton. That all takes time to prepare and cook, so we were essentially eating our tea at about 3am, and getting to bed at 4am.’
It’s the kind of schedule that stars of the new series can look forward to, as the programme prepares to return later this month.
Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley is one of the 12 stars on the rumoured line-up said to be entering Gwrych Castle in Wales when the show returns to ITV later this ITV.
The official cast is yet to be revealed by ITV bosses, with the full lineup usually announced in the week before the series starts.
All of the celebrities taking part have had to isolate for two weeks prior to the series launch, and will then form a bubble for the duration of their time on the show.
Victoria has previously spoken about her time on the programme, revealing that the BBC originally didn’t want her to do I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! this year.
The journalist and presenter said she had to get permission from the broadcaster to take part in the ITV series, even offering to take unpaid leave to join the camp.
The new series of I’m A Celebrity will kick off on Sunday, November 21 at 9pm.