I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – everything you need to know about the latest series…
I’m A Celebrity 2020 is here! Or as we like to call it I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of This Castle!
OK, so that’s not actually the official title. But, as you know, ITV have moved the location from the tropical jungle in Australia to an ancient castle in Wales.
The 20th series of I’m A Celebrity is being filmed in Gwrych Castle, which will be home to the celebrities for the duration of the show.
The show has also secured an extra filming location called Manorafon Farm Park, North Wales, which is where the Bushtucker trials are taking place this year.
There is also a change to Saturday night shows.
Saturdays are now a recap of the past week’s highlights as well as revealing some extra unseen footage.
Who is taking part in I’m A Celebrity 2020?
The stars taking part in this year’s I’m A Celebrity are…
As well as being married to McFly’s Tom Fletcher, mum-of-three Giovanna is also a best-selling author, podcaster, and is best friends with Emma Willis, while Mario Falcone from TOWIE is her brother.
Speaking of of being on the show, Giovanna said: “As soon as I got the call asking if I would take part, it was a no brainer for me as I’m such a fan.
“It’s going to be so weird when I arrive, as it will be like stepping inside my TV!”
As soon as she entered the camp she has got to work making friends and even made a great job of abseiling down a cliff on the launch show.
Former EastEnders star Shane, best known to soap fans as Walford’s Alfie Moon, actually signed up for this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity back in January.
Speaking of his new adventure he said: “To make my kids proud would be so nice. They were too young for the height of Alfie Moon, and they have only seen Daddy dressed as a drag queen!”
Shane has already proved to be the joker of the camp, entertaining his fellow campers with his one-liners.
Sir Mo Farah
Mo Farah has been a fan of the show for years, and now he has got his own chance to be crowned King of the Castle.
Talking about singing up for the show, Mo said: “It will be nice for people to see me doing something other than running!”
The four-times Olympic gold medallist has already beaten The Cube on telly, but can he now win I’m A Celebrity?
Former EastEnders star Jessica recently left the soap when her character, Chantelle Atkins, was tragically killed by her abusive husband as she tried to leave him.
But now Jessica is taking on a new challenge by facing her fears in I’m A Celebrity.
Opening up about her phobias Jessica said: “My family are all like ‘Jess seriously, you are such a scaredy cat and you are so precious about your luxuries, what are you signing up for?!’
“But I’m reminding them that I did go camping as a kid and I know I have got it in me. I am quite competitive and hopefully this will spur me on.”
Jessica has already proved that she can take on any challenge when she abseiled down a cliff face in the opening episode of the series.
How many more of her fears will she be facing before the end of the series?
Coronation Street legend Beverley has played Liz McDonald for the last 30 years, but now fans will get a chance to get to know the actress behind the character.
Beverley said: “People think I’m glamorous as I have played Liz for so long, but I’m not.”
The actress added that she is scared of most things in the castle: “Snakes, spiders, creepy crawlies, rats – I absolutely hate them all!”
This isn’t the first time TV presenter Vernon has been asked to join the I’m A Celebrity line up, but this year bosses were delighted then he finally agreed to take part.
Vernon has left wife Tess Daly, best known for presenting Strictly Come Dancing, and their two children at home as he takes on the challenge of a lifetime in the Welsh castle.
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer AJ is swapping sequins and fake tan for creepy crawlies and thermals as he heads into the castle.
There was a panic that AJ might not make the final line up after he tested positive for covid while in isolation in Wales, but thankfully he got the green light to head into camp at the same time as everyone else.
Victoria is a journalist, broadcaster and the main presenter for the BBC News at Nine on BBC One. She has also previously presented Newsnight and Panorama.
Victoria said that she is scared of spiders and confined spaces, and that she will miss her husband, her two sons as well as her mum and her dog while on the show!
Hollie Arnold MBE is a Paralympian, winning gold for javelin at the Paralympic, World Commonwealth and European championships.
Speaking about being part of I’m A Celebrity, Hollie said: “I don’t want it to be about my disability.
“Yes, I have a missing arm and I am in the Paralympics, but I want to show people nothing stops me and it shouldn’t stop anyone else, either.”
Radio 1 DJ Jordan has admitted that he is scared of pretty much everything that will be thrown at him while in the I’m A Celebrity camp.
The 30-year-old has revealed that he has so many phobias that he is scared of letting people down, but his cheery character on the radio means he is bound to keep his campmates entertained.
Jordan faced his fear of heights during the abseiling task in the first episode, while then taking on snakes and confined spaces in his first Bushtucker Trial.
Olivier award-winner Ruthie made her West End debut back in the 1980s and is looking to shake her life up a bit after working in the same industry for the last 35 years.
She has admitted to being scared of enclosed spaces, but has also revealed she isn’t ruling out any castle romance, adding that George Clooney and Gerard Butler would be her idea campmates!
Classical singer Russell rose to fame after he sang God Save The Queen at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final in 1999.
Since then he has enjoyed a hugely successful career as an operatic and pop tenor, and has even survived a brain tumour.
Russell says that he is scared of most things, including the dark, insects, heights, being in enclosed spaces and that he also has a bad gag reflex.
Those eating trials will be interesting, then!
Is Joey Essex coming back?
It has been reported that past campmates Joey, Joe Swash, Charlie Brooks and Vicky Pattison will all be making appearances in the new series.
It’s not clear if they will actually be campmates again or if they will just be taking part in trials, but if they were suddenly thrown into the castle mix it will certain liven things up!
Ant and Dec are back!
Ant and Dec are back, bringing viewers all the latest updates from the castle camp.
For the first time they will be able to announce who has been crowned King or Queen of the Castle!
The duo’s return was confirmed when ITV officially announced Series 20 back in July.
How can I watch I’m A Celebrity online?
After I’m A Celebrity has been broadcast it will be available on catch-up service ITV Hub.
ITV Hub is a great way of catching up with your favourite ITV shows if you’ve missed them on screen.
If you would like to watch I’m A Celebrity online from abroad there is a handy way to watch your favourite TV shows from wherever you are in the world, and it is called VPN.
This lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favourite TV shows even if you’re away from home.
Click here to find out more.
Who won last year’s I’m A Celebrity?
Ex-EastEnders star, Jacqueline Jossa was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2019.
She was up against Coronation Street star, Andy Whyment and Capital FM presenter, Roman Kemp.
“It was not what I expected. It was a lot harder,” said Jacqueline at the time.
“I didn’t think it would be such a turning point in life, I went in as one person, I feel like I have come out as a different person.
“I’ve grown in confidence and found who I am as a person.”
Is I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp on in 2020?
Nope! The ITV2 companion show has been axed after 19 series.
Earlier this year, Joel Dommett, who co-presented the last series with previous I’m A Celebrity contestants, Emily Atack and Adam Thomas posted the news on Instagram.
“Sad news, the time has come to put Extra Camp to bed in its uncomfortable hammock. The show will no longer continue.”
What is The Daily Drop?
The new show is filmed in a virtual studio and is available on the ITV Hub from 7am the morning after each main show.
The Daily Drop will also be repeated on ITV2.
I’m A Celebrity continues on weeknights and Sundays at 9pm on ITV through to its final on Friday 4 December.