I'm A Celebrity hosts Ant and Dec confirm show's Australia return

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Ant and Dec are heading back to the jungle credit:Bang Showbiz
Ant and Dec are heading back to the jungle credit:Bang Showbiz

Ant and Dec have confirmed 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' is set to return to Australia.

The Geordie duo - who have fronted the show since its launch in 2002 - revealed the plan is for the ITV show to head back Down Under later this year after the previous two series took place at Gwrych Castle in north Wales.

Speaking on Heart radio on Thursday morning (26.05.22), Ant McPartlin told hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston: "The plan is we're going back to Australia.

"It's got to go back to hits spiritual home. Everyone wants to see a bit of sunshine at that time of year on the telly."

The show was relocated during the pandemic due to strict COVID-19 travel restrictions between the UK and Australia.

In December last year, Ant and his co-star Dec Donnelly spoke about wanting to go back to Australia, and joked they can "torment" the campmates more Down Under.

Ant said: "I think we would like to return to Australia.

"We had a great time for two years in Wales – we were made to feel really welcome and at home – but its proper home is Australia, so we'd like to get back there for next year if we can."

Dec added: "We can torment them more in Australia.

"It's harder conditions outside and there are all sorts of creepy crawlies in the camp, so it's harder in Australia, definitely."

Meanwhile, there are plans for a spin-off 'I'm A Celebrity' all-stars series to be filmed in South Africa at the Kruger National Park later this year, with plans to air the show in 2023.

A source previously said: "Fans have been crying out for a Best Of series for years, and their prayers are being answered.

"The normal show will be filmed in Australia as planned, unless COVID makes it impossible again. The South African project is in no way a back-up, it’s a completely different series.

"It will see all of the iconic names who have made the show so popular over the years return to the campfire and battle it out to be crowned the Best Of champion.

"There are so many to choose from and they’re sounding out the most talked-about ones now."

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