When is I’m a Celebrity 2020 final? Who is favourite to win - and why the show may have been cut short
Jordan North, Giovanna Fletcher and Vernon Kay will compete to be crowned king or queen of the castle after Shane Richie was voted off
I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! has delivered another hit series in 2020, bringing a sense of normality to the Christmas period.
Despite this, it won’t be running for the usual three weeks we usually expect.
So when is the final and who is expected to be crowned? This is what you need to know.
When will the show end?
I’m a Celebrity began on 15 November this year, and this year’s end date is Friday, 4 December - two days before it was expected to conclude.
This means the contestants will be in the castle for two weeks and five days rather than three weeks.
The finale will air for an extended period of one-and-a-half hours - from 9pm until 10.30pm on ITV1/STV.
Contestants have faced double eliminations since Monday, November 30 so that just three campmates are left for the final on December 4.
Who is left in the castle?
The final three campmates who will feature in tonight’s final are Vernon Kay, author and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher and Radio 1 DJ Jordan North.
Who is expected to win?
It is all to play for tonight, with Jordan North and Giovanna Fletcher neck and neck as bookmakers’ favourite to win the 2020 crown.
North became the viewers’ favourite after he battled his fears - snakes and heights - in several bushtucker trials, and has continued to be the funny man of the series.
However, Giovanna emerged as the dark horse in the final week of the show and the pair now both have odds of 11/10.
Shane Richie, AJ Pritchard and Mo Farah have all described Fletcher as the mother of the camp and their favourite to win.
Why has the programme been cut short?
The reasons behind the premature finale have not been disclosed by ITV bosses. However, several obstacles had to be overcome earlier in the year to get the show on air, so it could be down to a number of factors related to the pandemic.
This year the show had to be moved to Gwrych Castle in Wales - rumoured to be haunted - to the despair of the celebrity contestants. This is in stark contrast to the usual set up in New South Wales, Australia.
Where can I watch I’m a Celebrity?
You can watch the live shows every night at 9pm on ITV or later on ITV catch up.
The finale will be an extended show, from 9-10.30pm on Friday.