I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here's Covid-19 changes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 August 2020
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I'm A Celeb presenters Ant and Dec

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' contestants will be flown back to the UK immediately after getting evicted

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' is making a number of changes this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Although the ITV reality show will be back on the small screen for its 20th series, evicted contestants will no longer be treated to a stay at the £1,000-a-night Versace hotel and instead they will fly home immediately after leaving the show.

Additionally, family members will not be flown out to Australia to greet the celebrities as they leave the jungle camp.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "ITV are in constant contact with the Australian authorities and are making sure everything they do is in line with their requirements.

"Part of that is that there will be no huge entourage waiting for celebrities to leave the jungle.

"And no friends also means no Versace hotel, where they have always stayed in the lap of luxury. When celebs are evicted they'll be on the first plane home."

The future of this year's series had been uncertain due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but ITV has revealed it will go ahead.

This week, it was reported that bosses could enforce a fortnight of lockdown for campmates – which would result in stars spending a total of five weeks away from their families – to ensure the series could continue as planned.

A source said: "'I'm A Celeb' is one of the toughest reality shows out there and adding a two-week quarantine period is only going to make it harder.

"The welfare of the campmates is the biggest concern, so having them possibly put in quarantine for a fortnight lessens the risk of anyone falling ill.

"They understand that for some people, the thought of maybe having to spend more than a month away from their families might be off-putting."

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