The latest edition of I’m A Celebrity… saw the first campmate leave I’m A Celebrity 2020 line-up as Hollie Arnold MBE earned the lowest number of viewer votes and had to leave the I’m A Celebrity filming location of Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.
Speaking to Ant and Dec after her camp exit, Hollie insisted she’d made friends for life on the show. “Honestly, I could pick up the phone to any of them if I had a problem and I know they would answer,” she said.
Tonight’s episode (aired Friday, 27th November) also saw camp rivals Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard earning an impressive 11 stars, filling their campmates’ plates as they put their differences aside to take on a trial together.
It’s the latest twist in a series which has seen a number of I’m A Celebrity changes to the usual format – not least a relocation from the show’s usual setting in the Australian jungle.
As the series continues, stick with us here at RadioTimes.com for your ultimate guide to I’m A Celebrity 2020 . Read on for more.
What time is I’m A Celebrity on tonight?
I’m A Celebrity continues Friday 27th November at 9pm on ITV where Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard are taking on tonight’s Bushtucker Trial.
As well as this, the first I’m A Celebrity elimination will take place tonight. It will see one of the 12 celebs leave the competition.
The show returned on 15th November 2020 for its 20th series with an hour-and-a-half long episode.
Where will I’m A Celebrity 2020 UK be filmed?
Due to travel restrictions caused by the current pandemic, the location for the ITV show has been changed to the UK this year.
A group of brave celebrities will be heading to the new I’m A Celebrity filming location at the the historic Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales – and if you’re wondering how the Wales lockdown will impact I’m a Celebrity 2020, the good news is that film and TV shoots will be allowed to continue under the temporary lockdown rules, which comes into force on Friday 23rd October.
The castle boasts stunning views of the Welsh countryside from a tree-lined hillside overlooking the Irish sea, sprawling across 250 acres of gardens and grounds.
Former contestant Jennie McAlpine recently told RadioTimes.com that she’d much prefer this location, as she feared Australia was going to be “too hot” when she signed up the show.
The actress who appeared on the show in 2016, said: “That would have been ideal for me that location because I’m a red head so it was a real worry going to Australia. That was one of my biggest fears that it’s going to be too hot.”
The series will also be filmed at Manorafon Farm Park in North Wales, which is nearby Gwrych Castle.
The second location has given some clue away on the type of trials viewers can expect to see on the show, as the site is known of hosting a range of animals including meerkats and llamas.
How will I’m A Celebrity 2020 be different this year?
We’re using to seeing the celebs taking on challenges in the heat and being made to eat some very exotic stuff while Down Under, but given the change of location, it’s expected that there’ll be lots of changes to the series.
The producers are, however, keen to keep the feel as normal as possible.
Cowles said: “We are all really excited about a UK version of I’m A Celebrity. While it will certainly be different producing the show from the UK, the same tone and feel will remain. ”
I’m A Celebrity 2020 cast and line-up
The line-up was revealed on Sunday 7th November on Jungle Story, after rumours swirled for months as to who would be on the show.
The full line-up is as follows:
- Shane Richie
- Jordan North
- Victoria Derbyshire
- Vernon Kay
- Sir Mo Farah
- Hollie Arnold
- Jessica Plummer
- Beverley Callard
- AJ Pritchard
- Giovanna Fletcher
Plus, new arrivals:
Is there a trailer for I’m a Celebrity 2020?
ITV released the first promo for I’m A Celeb after the final of Britain’s Got Talent – a skit in which Ant and Dec don’t seem to realise they’re filming in North Wales this year and not New South Wales.
Filmed in Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, the trailer shows Ant and Dec walking through the Welsh countryside with a map of Australia – “this place looks nothing like my map” – after trying to pay a Welsh-speaking taxi driver in dingo dollars.
Who are the hosts of I’m a Celebrity in 2020?
When Holly Willoughby filled in for Ant McPartlin in 2018, many wondered if she might be given a permanent hosting role on the show.
But 2019 proved to be business as usual and we’re expecting Ant and Dec to present the show again in 2020.
Who won I’m A Celebrity in 2019?
Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa was crowned Queen of the Jungle last year, beating campmates including Andy Whyment, Roman Kemp, Kate Garraway, Nadine Coyle and Caitlin Jenner.
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