That time of year has come again, but for 2020, I’m a celebrity … get me out of here! The camp has gone through some changes.
Will this be better or worse for celebrities? Will the toilet still be inferior? And how do you find a smart grub in Wales?
Like Season 20 of I’m a celebrity Set to start, here are the answers to all the important questions.
Who is participating?
After much speculation and some leaks, the squad is now confirmed.
First, there is Sir Mo FarahThe 37-year-old is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic history.
With all those medals under his belt, the team will definitely count on him to do well on the missions.
“I think there will be a lot of pressure, but I hope it is good,” he said. “I know that eating experiences involve gross things but you just have to hold your nose and crack.”
TV gifts Vernon Kay, Who is married to Strictly Come Dancing hostess Tess Daly, is also on the bill, and says he does it for his daughters Phoebe and Amber.
The 46-year-old, who has directed shows including T4, All Star Family Fortunes, Beat The Star, and Splash !, said, in addition to presenting on Radio 1, said, “Every time I talk about it, I get a double-fisted pump from them and they are Glad to participate. “
Coronation Street favorite Beverly CallardLiz MacDonald, also known as Liz MacDonald, says after turning down several offers to appear in the woods, she finally said yes after making the decision to quit soap after 31 years.
They will be joined by a singer, presenter and comedian Shane Ritchie56, best known for his photography of Alfie Moon in the East End; Radio Presenter 1 Northern Jordan, 30; Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, 52; Author and Podcast Giovanna Fletcher, 35; Former dance star Come delicately AJ Pritchard, 26; Winner of the gold medal in the Paralympic Games Holly Arnold, 26; And the singer and East End star Jessica Plummer, 28.
There is no doubt that there will be some additions as the series begins.
Where is this series filmed?
This year, celebrities will exchange sun cream with Western residents while camping in Gwrych Castle, in Abergele. North Wales.
ITV said the format of the show’s series will remain the same, despite a completely different setting – although this year’s winner will be crowned king or queen of the castle, rather than the jungle.
The privately owned castle is situated on a tree-lined hillside overlooking the Irish Sea. Next to Abergele Golf Club and Manorafan Farm Park, it houses turrets, towers and lookout points, and offers 250 acres of gardens and grounds.
While the place appeared in Michael Portillo’s Great British Railroad tour several years ago, this will be the time to shine.
Dr. Mark Baker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, described the castle as “a beautiful, first-class listed house in the 19th century and a must-visit destination for tourists visiting Wales”.
Trust hopes the exhibition will help support the ongoing restoration project, as well as give the area an economic boost.
What restrictions will be put in place due to COVID-19?
Despite the latest lockdown rules, the series is largely ongoing.
However, ITV has published a “COVID Management Plan” detailing the strict measures – including the use of wearable whistles, which will detonate when crew members approach each other.
The crew on site has also been cut in half, with a lot of remote work taking place in London, and both hosts and celebrities Ant and Dec will have “very limited” production access.
The contestants have been in isolation for the past two weeks and formed a bubble, as did you and December – fortunately, the couple are good friends.
They will all be tested for Coronavirus every three days.
Other measures include preventing visitors from entering the site, putting on masks for the crew at certain sites, checking temperature on arrival, hand washing, testing and special training.
Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios, said: “Everyone on the production team has worked incredibly hard to bring“ I’m a Celebrity to Wales, ”and our protocols on COVID have been developed to make this happen.
“We have worked with ITV’s Chief Independent Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Litchfield, ITV Health and Safety, and our health and safety and medical teams to keep everyone in touch with production – in front of and behind the camera – as safely as possible.”
Have any of the cast or crew been infected with the Corona virus?
Pritchard disclosed that he was infected with the virus when he entered isolation before traveling to the castle.
However, he said he has not shown any symptoms, and since his positive result he has undergone two negative tests – which means he will go to the ball.
“Thanks to ITV and the entire team for putting in place safety measures to protect their employees and celebrities, which is why we are in isolation,” he said.
“It’s one of those scenarios in this crazy world that we live in at the moment.”
He added, “I am ready to conquer anything thrown at me.”
How does the ant and december adapt?
Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly recently revealed that they are participating in their first-ever bushtucker experience, which was shown in a special episode prior to the series’ release.
Filmed in the woods in 2019, the presenters took on one of his infamous eating challenges.
The trailers for the chain showed that the duo are getting used to their new home, with one showing the pair at Café Wells. After 18 years of Australian food, Welsh cakes are being served instead.
Another is shown scratching their heads in search of the filming location, wearing waterproofing raincoats as they test their mapping skills.
“Well, this is the coldest summer in Australia ever,” December said, before Ant’s phone sent him a message in Welsh.
What about challenges?
A lot of the jungle challenges depended on the jungle and its creatures. So how will it be replicated here in the UK?
While Australia has snakes, spiders and colossal angry crabs, Wales has the easiest when it comes to terrifying creatures.
ITV kept the details a secret, simply saying that viewers would see celebrities having “stressful experiences and fun-filled challenges to win food and sweets in the lead up to being crowned, for the first time ever, the king or queen of the castle.”
So you have to watch to find out.
I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here! It starts on ITV Sunday 15 November at 9 pm
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