I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! bosses have reportedly arranged for Gwrych Castle in Wales to be used for the 2021 series of the show, in case it cannot return to Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, the hit ITV show had to be relocated to Wales and it saw a huge success with 14.3 million people tuning in the launch of the show on Sunday, November 15, with the series ending with Giovanna Fletcher being crowned as Queen of the Castle.
Despite TV bosses being eager to return back to Oz for this year’s show, an insider has informed The Sun: “Ultimately they are at the mercy of COVID-19 restrictions.
“Formally an agreement is in place for the use of Gwrych Castle this year. Should the show need to be held there again it has all got the green light.”
The bosses have added that lots of work went into preparing the 202-year-old building when setting up for the 2020 series, so the “basics” would be ready again if needed.
Yet they continued: “But going back to Australia is what everyone wants and that is what everyone is working towards and hoping for.”
For six weeks, ITV hired the 19th-century castle in 2020, costing £1 million, after it was ruled the show could not be set in Australia due to COVID-19.
To ensure that the show ran as smoothly as possible, the network announced that they had enforced a Covid Management Plan.
This involved celebrities being tested every three days and crew members wearing proximity buzzers, masks and having temperature checks on arrival.
Ahead of their arrival, celebrities also had to isolate for two weeks.
Fortunately, the new venue was received well by viewers and some even suggested they make it the permanent home for the show.
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