The autumn line-up for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is reportedly complete.
Kevin Lygo, the Director of Television at ITV, has allegedly said that all the big celebrity names that are due to take part in the yearly challenge are “excited”.
“I certainly didn’t want a year without I’m A Celebrity,” he explained. “We could just about survive without it, but my God it’s a premier, wonderful thing that has done so well over a long period.”
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Kevin, who changed the location from Down Under to Gwrych Castle, continued: “Australia was always going to be a challenge so we found this extraordinary place in go here in North Wales that’s a sort of beautiful, Disney drawn castle crumbling. We just thought it looks like perfect vacation.”
Staff members are believed to be equally excited at the prospect of creating games and tasks for celebrities to take on in a brand new location.
“I think it’ll be fascinating to see what audiences do and a great challenge to producers to come up with different games and different tasks and not do exactly the same as they’ve been doing for years,” Kevin went on.
“I got to make quite a few big decisions and and I know the team are very stimulated by this. I think it’s exciting in respect of Ant and Dec – they’re thrilled about it.”
The ITV boss was initially worried that the new British setting would put stars off from joining the line-up. However, they’ve recently been rumoured to bag former EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite and professional dancer AJ Pritchard.
“We had booked most of our celebs,” Kevin continued to tell The Sun Online.
“We were worried they thought they were going for a nice hot, sunny, bug-infested Australia but no – now they’re going into freezing cold North Wales in the dark and British weather.
“But everybody’s there, everybody’s excited.”
He added: “I think it’ll be fascinating to see and and having this real treasure brand forced upon us is honestly, I think is a good thing.”