'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' will return this year

Julia Hunt
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Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly attending the National Television Awards 2020 held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at the National Television Awards 2020 (Doug Peters/EMPICS)

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will go ahead this year, it has been announced.

The 2020 series of the reality show was hanging in the balance because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected many television programmes and movies.

But ITV has now said the jungle show – hosted by Ant and Dec – will go ahead in the autumn.

Read more: Ant and Dec keen to do another sitcom

So far not many other details have been confirmed, but there have been rumours that Jessie J and Dan Osborne - whose wife Jacqueline Jossa won the show last year - could be among the line-up of jungle campers.

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And while the show is usually set in Australia, there has been talk about it relocating to Scotland for a cold and spooky version.

There will also be a special documentary called I’m A Celebrity: A Jungle Story that will celebrate the best moments in the show’s 19-year history.

ITV had more good news for viewers as well as the I’m A Celebrity return.

Read more: Corrie’s Mikey North describes filming ‘nerve-wracking’ socially distanced stunt

The broadcaster has confirmed that Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume their normal pattern of airing six episodes a week from the middle of September.

A general view of the Rovers Return Inn on the set of Coronation Street in Manchester, as the Duchess of Cornwall visited the set today.
The Rovers Return Inn on the set of Coronation Street (PA)

And Britain’s Got Talent is also set to resume production, kicking off with a catch up show.

The auditions for this year’s series have already aired, but the semi-finals shows were postponed because of the pandemic.

Judge Amanda Holden recently hinted that BGT would return with a studio audience, saying the show was going to be “leading the way for the future”.

David Walliams Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden attend the Britain's Got Talent Auditions Photocall at the London Palladium. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Britain's Got Talent judges David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden (Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Speaking on her Heart radio show, judge Holden teased that big plans were afoot but jokingly refused to say exactly what was on the cards because she didn’t want other programmes to “nick the idea”.

“I spoke to the producers yesterday and we remain hopeful that there will be a big family audience for Britain’s Got Talent,” she said.

“And I’m just going to say, we will be leading the way for the future in TV in how people will watch our show live.”