No I'm A Celebrity decision until September

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2021
Ant and Dec

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will have to wait until September to find out if 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' can return to Australia or if it will be filmed in Wales for the second year in a row

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will have to wait until September to find out if 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' can return to Australia.

The latest season of the show was filmed in Wales due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and hosts Ant and Dec are waiting to hear what the plan is for this year.

A source told The Daily Mirror newspaper: "Everyone is keen to get back Down Under this year but, of course, it depends on what the Australian authorities will allow.

"We won’t know for sure if we can get back to the Gold Coast until the start of autumn, when things will be much clearer. Until then, it’s a waiting game."

The show usually films in November for three weeks and ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall recently said she is hopeful that they can return to Australia.

She said: "If we can go back to Australia – and this show is meant to be in Australia – then that’s what we’ll do. We have a very good plan if not, as we have already done it once."

And Ant has said he'd be happy to return to Wales.

He explained: "If during coronavirus we have to stay put and do it in Wales again, I'd be very happy.

"We were very welcomed in Wales. There were cardboard cut-outs of me and Dec in the butcher's, and the local school did a tribute. We'd happily go back there. We'd miss the sunshine, mind."

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