I’m A Celebrity will be back on our screens this year, but due to the ongoing pandemic things are a little different. The team can’t fly out to Australia with all the quarantine rules, so instead this year’s series will take place in the UK.
The setting will be a ruined castle in the countryside, with all the contestants going up against one another to be crowned King or Queen of the castle. The exact setting is yet to be confirmed, but rumours around the internet indicate that the show will be filmed in North Wales. Obviously the celebs will be given warmer clothes for camping – but otherwise all the trials and basic diet of rice and beans will be the same.
With that major change now announced, here’s everything else we know about I’m A Celeb 2020, including the air date and contestants.
When does I’m A Celebrity 2020 start?
I’m A Celebrity typically begins in mid-November and usually broadcasts on ITV at 9pm. The show then runs for three weeks, with the final episode airing in early December.
Though the official start date has not yet been confirmed, we’d put money on the first episode airing on Sunday 15 November 2020, based on previous premiere dates. Once we have a firmer idea, we’ll update this article.
Who will host I’m A Celebrity 2020?
The dynamic duo Ant and Dec will be returning as the usual hosts, presenting live from the ruined castle every evening.
Which celebrities will be on I’m A Celebrity 2020?
The Radio Times has predicted the possibility of television presenter Vernon Kay being offered money to appear on the show, as well as Love Island star Tommy Fury, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne and Carole Baskin, the controversial wildlife conservationist from Netflix’s Tiger King.
Here’s a full lowdown of the previous Kings and Queens of the jungle, right from the very first series.
2019: Jacqueline Jossa
2018: Harry Redknapp
2017: Georgia Toffolo
2016: Scarlett Moffatt
2015: Vicky Pattinon
2014: Carl Fogarty
2013: Kian Egan
2012: Charlie Brooks
2011: Dougie Poynter
2010: Stacey Solomon
2009: Gino D’Acampo
2008: Joe Swash
2007: Christopher Biggins
2006: Matt Willis
2005: Carol Thatcher
2004: Joe Pasquale
2003: Kerry Katona
2002: Phil Tufnell
2001: Tony Blackburn
How to watch I’m A Celebrity online
I’m A Celebrity will be broadcast on ITV, so you’ll be able to catch up on PC, laptop, phone or tablet via the ITV Hub, available in a web browser or through free apps for Android and iPhone.
If you’re outside the UK you can watch ITV Hub using a VPN. Using a VPN (virtual private network) changes your IP address, allowing you to browse the internet as if you’re in another country. We personally recommend using NordVPN, but there are other options out there. Find out more on the process in our guide to watching the ITV Hub abroad.
I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp
Die-hard fans of I’m A Celeb will have been tuning into the post-show on ITV2, presented by Emily Atack, Adam Thomas and Joel Dommett. Unfortunately, this has now been axed altogether. Presenter Joel claimed on Instagram that this was for cost-saving reasons, and that the executives decided that the later slot can be filled with something more suitable.
Extra Camp previously aired unseen footage from the show, invited on celebrity guests and held interviews with members on the camp. Perhaps this is something that will be moved to the show’s social channels, or into a podcast.
But there is still something additional to look forward to. ITV has confirmed that to celebrate 19 years of the show, the channel will be airing a one-off documentary called I’m A Celebrity: A Jungle Story. This will showcase all the very best moments of the show’s history.