I'm A Celebrity is 'moving back to Australia where it's meant to be' says ITV boss

I'M A Celebrity will return to Australia, an ITV boss has revealed.

Carolyn McCall, the channel's chief executive, today said the programme was "meant to be" Down Under, despite a successful stint in Wales's Gwrych Castle last year.

Speaking as ITV announced its financial performance report, she said: "If we can go back to Australia – and this show is meant to be in Australia – then that’s what we’ll do.”

“We have a very good plan if not, as we have already done it once (in the castle)."

Giovanna Fletcher was crowned the first queen of the castle in December in what was a successful relocation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hosts Ant and Dec have no problem in another series taking place in North Wales, previously saying: "We’d happily go back there. We’d miss the sunshine, mind."

While the location for the next series is still seemingly undecided, the show's production are hard at work thinking about the next set of campmates.

Yesterday we revealed bosses have had secret meetings with BBC Radio 1 DJs Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom.

The music-loving duo admitted they were "obsessed with reality TV" ahead of appearing in Channel 4's Celebrity Circle.

Melvin, 40, confessed: "You know what? Me and Rickie are secretly excited, because when we were at uni we were obsessed with reality TV, shows like Big Brother.

"But we have been quite lucky in our careers to be able to dodge most of them.

"I think it's about finding the right one, and this feels like the right one."

He went on to reveal: "We have been asked to do I'm a Celebrity.

"We had a meeting with the team, and we're both really scared of any bugs, any animals.

"Rickie did the spinoff, Extra Camp and he had to do one of the tasks, he was freaking out!"

But despite the potential to make great television, the star ruled out their appearance on the popular ITV series.

"I think it's an amazing show to watch," said Melvin. "I think it's so entertaining, but I don't think I could hack being in the jungle.

The DJ admitted: "I'd be too, too scared.

"And then all the other shows, like SAS, they look too difficult.

"I lasted on Strictly for a week, and then I was booted off. But luckily I won the Christmas special.

"So I think after you do Strictly, this is the only thing that's left to do that feels safe."

Source: Read Full Article