This is what you need to know about ITV’s 18th series of I’m a Celeb – including all the latest celebrity rumours, when the show is back on TV and whether Ant McPartlin will reunite with Declan Donnelly to present…
When is I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2018 on TV?
A confirmed air date has yet to be announced by ITV. However, with a bit of guesswork, we’re predicting the first episode this year to begin on Sunday 18th November.
For the past 14 years, the series has started in mid-November, and so it’s safe to assume this is going to be the case again for 2018.
Will Ant McPartlin be back on I’m a Celebrity this year?
In a joint statement posted on both Ant and Dec’s website, the announcement was made that not only would Ant not return to I’m a Celebrity but that he wouldn’t be back on screens for the rest of the year.
The series is based in Murwillumbah in New South Wales and is filmed inside Springbrook National Park.
This has served as the setting for the show since its inception in 2002. And while on screen all you see is the camp itself plus a series of suspension bridges and the studio where Ant and Dec broadcast, there is plenty more going on behind the scenes.
According to reports Kiosk Keith won’t be returning to I’m a Celebrity this year. Real name Raymond Grant, his job on the show was running The Outback Shack.
However, earlier this year, a spokesperson reportedly told the Mail that he would no longer be appearing on screen: “Ray is no longer under contract on the show. There are no plans for him to return this year.”
Is ITV2 spin-off I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp returning, and who’s presenting?
It looks like the show will again be returning this year, although the presenters have yet to be announced. Whereas Ant and Dec have been mainstays on the ITV show since the year dot, Extra Camp (formerly Get Me Out of Here NOW!) operates something of a revolving door policy when it comes to its hosts.
Former presenters include Caroline Flack, Chris Ramsey, Vicky Pattison, Laura Whitmore and Rob Beckett.
The most recent line-up included 2016 champion Scarlett Moffatt and runner-up Joel Dommett along with stalwart Joe Swash, who hosted the show last year.
We’ll announce the 2018 hosts of Extra Camp right here as soon as they’re revealed.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will return to ITV later this year
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