EXC: I’m A Celeb forced to relocate to Wales

EXC: I’m A Celeb forced to relocate to Wales


EXCLUSIVE: I’m A Celebrity bosses in panic mode as present is forced to relocate to Wales final minute amid Australia’s lockdown hell

  • Insiders revealed to MailOnline that the present has been thrown into chaos following the final minute change of plans in Australia amid COVID restrictions  
  • On this yr’s present, sources mentioned: ‘It doesn’t suggest the sequence might be under par because the final sequence was the second hottest in present sequence’ 
  • Last yr’s sequence – received by Giovanna Fletcher within the backdrop of the nation’s Gwrych Castle – was a roaring success regardless of its transfer from the jungle 

I’m A Celebrity bosses have been forced to abort plans to movie the subsequent sequence in Australia following the nation’s lockdown hell. 

Insiders revealed to MailOnline that the present has been thrown into chaos following the final minute change of plans, though there isn’t any concern behind the scenes of the present’s success after the roaring triumph of final yr’s Welsh sequence. 

On this yr’s present, sources mentioned: ‘It doesn’t suggest the sequence might be under par because the final sequence was the second hottest in present sequence. Bosses are working laborious to get issues prepared for the launch following Australia’s change in standing.’ 

Last yr’s sequence – received by Giovanna Fletcher within the backdrop of the nation’s Gwrych Castle – was a roaring success regardless of its transfer from the jungle amid restrictions in place from the coronavirus pandemic.   

Moved: I'm A Celebrity bosses have been forced to abort plans to film the next series in Australia following the country's lockdown hell (hosts Ant and Dec pictured at Gwrych Castle during last year's show)

Moved: I’m A Celebrity bosses have been forced to abort plans to movie the subsequent sequence in Australia following the nation’s lockdown hell (hosts Ant and Dec pictured at Gwrych Castle throughout final yr’s present) 

The final sequence was the second hottest sequence since IAC began. The launch episode obtained 14.3 million viewers consolidated.

Back in May it was revealed that bosses wanted to resolve throughout the two weeks whether or not the present returns to Australia or stays in Wales for a second yr.

The ITV sequence filmed in Gwrych Castle final yr after the Covid-19 pandemic made it unattainable for the present to journey safely to Australia.

A supply advised MailOnline: ‘ITV want to resolve within the subsequent two weeks whether or not they go to Australia or Wales this yr. It’s choice time!

Back then: Last year's series - won by Giovanna Fletcher (pictured) in the backdrop of the country's Gwrych Castle - was a roaring success despite its move from the jungle amid restrictions in place from the coronavirus pandemic

Back then: Last yr’s sequence – received by Giovanna Fletcher (pictured) within the backdrop of the nation’s Gwrych Castle – was a roaring success regardless of its transfer from the jungle amid restrictions in place from the coronavirus pandemic

‘However in the event that they select Australia there may be each probability it may very well be cancelled later down the road due to Covid If they select Wales, it’s assured it is going to occur.’

The supply added that if the present does stay in Wales for an additional sequence, ITV can have to fork out more money than they might for Australia.

They added: ‘It prices MORE to movie in Wales than fly to Australia as it is a 4 month set construct. That’s why they’ve to decide now. Time is operating out. And there isn’t any present with out them. So it is all pointing to being Wales. Oz is much too dangerous.’

An ITV spokesperson has since confirmed to MailOnline that bosses have ‘plans in place’ for each areas.

They mentioned: ‘No choices have been made concerning the situation for the brand new sequence and we’ve got contingencies and plans in place for all attainable choices.’

Decision: I'm A Celebrity bosses need to decide within the next two weeks whether the show returns to Australia or remains in Wales for a second year

Decision: I’m A Celebrity bosses want to resolve throughout the subsequent two weeks whether or not the present returns to Australia or stays in Wales for a second yr

It comes after reviews the present’s location remained up within the air after Australia warned worldwide borders will stay closed indefinitely.

Earlier this week, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, mentioned reopening the borders too quickly would expose the nation to one other and extra ruthless outbreak of Covid – with Finance Minister Simon Birmingham pushing the date to 2022.

Due to present laws, journey to Australia is just permitted if travellers are ‘exempt’ or have been ‘granted a person exemption’.

According to The Mirror, ‘talks are thought to be ongoing at ITV’ whereas Gwrych Castle is alleged to ‘have an settlement’ to host I’m A Celebrity once more this yr.

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly lately mentioned that plans to return to Australia for I’m A Celebrity this yr are ‘nonetheless up within the air’.

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