I'm A Celebrity 2020: where it's being filmed this year, rumoured cast and when it might air in the UK

ITV has confirmed that the next season of smash-hit reality show I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here will be set in a Welsh castle.

Friday, 7th August 2020, 4:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 10:52 am
Producers have not yet revealed which ruined castle the series will be hosted in.

Why has the show’s location been changed?

Since 2002, the show, which sees contestants compete for the title of King or Queen of the jungle, has been filmed in Australia’s New South Wales.

However, while bosses of the show tried their hardest to get around coronavirus travel restrictions for the 2020 series, they have not been able to secure their usual location this year.

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For the first time, the show will instead be filmed in the UK, in Gwrych Castle in Abergele in North Wales – with contestants now competing for the title of King or Queen of the Castle.

Where will the new series be filmed?

ITV have announced that contestants will be staying at Gwrych Castle in Wales for the duration of the show.

The castle is an unoccupied Grade I listed country house found in the town of Abergele, in north Wales, and is said to be haunted.

Extra filming has also been secured at a location called Manorafon Farm Park, North Wales, indicating that this may be the spot where the Bushtucker trials will take place.

ITV have confirmed that the show will stick to its usual format, with celebs undertaking gross and fun-filled challenges in order to win treats in the lead up to a winner being crowned.

Ant and Dec will continue to host the series.

Has the new cast been announced?

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard has signed up to the 2020 show just months after quitting the BBC dancing show.

Other cast members for the 2020 series have not been officially confirmed, but there are a number of rumours about who may be turning up at the I’m a Celeb castle this year.

Matt Baker of Countryfile, Jenny Ryan of the Chase and Scott Disick, of Kardashian fame, are rumoured contestants for this year’s show.

Tommy Fury, who starred in Love Island in 2019, along with EastEnders actress Lacey Turner and another 2019 Love Island star, Amy Hart, have also all been tipped off as possible cast members.

Boyzone star Keith Duffy and former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow may also be joining cast members in he freezing Welsh weather.

Mark Labbett, of the Chase, is another rumoured celeb for the show.

Popular Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw may also join the show - with recent confirmation that he’s taking a break from his radio show adding credence to the rumours.