ITV bosses have confirmed I’m A Celebrity will return to Australia for the next series after two years in Wales. The show – hosted by Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly – will return to Oz in November
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I’m A Celebrity will return to Australia for the next series, ITV bosses have confirmed.
The popular show took place in the Australian jungle for several years but had to be relocated to the UK due to travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But in a move that will no doubt delight fans of the popular ITV show, as well as presenters Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, ITV bosses have confirmed they plan to bring the show back Down Under in November this year.
Rosemary Newell, Director of Content, said that after two years at Gwrych Castle in North Wales, the show is expected to return to its original home.
“We expect I’m A Celebrity to return to Australia in November when it will attract over 11 million viewers,” Newell said.
Ant and Dec have made no secret that they would love to see the show return to their homeland – but they joked it wasn’t because they had anything against Wales.
During an appearance on The One Show earlier this year, Ant said: “Well the plan is the jungle so if all things…” before Dec Donnelly interrupted him and said: “Nothing against Wales!”
Ant then added, “We love Wales but you know Australia is his home and we’d love to go back there if we can,” and Dec shared, “We hope so, touch wood.”
In the final series of the ITV show, terrible weather put programming on hold for a few days – and in a first show, the entire group of housemates were removed from the castle to ensure their safety.
Dec admits that holding it in the UK wasn’t “quite the same” – and that Australia was the show’s “spiritual home”.
“It wasn’t quite the same, but we had a great time in North Wales. They made us feel welcome there. The spiritual home of I’m A Celebrity is Australia,” he said during a recent TV appearance.
When Lorraine replied: “It was still a blast but would be nice to see you in Australia so you can top up your tan.”
“We can torment them a bit more in Australia too,” added Dec.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/breaking-im-celebrity-return-australia-26375937 After two years in Wales, I'm A Celebrity will return to Australia for the next series