I'm A Celebrity 2020 is here to solve all our weekend TV viewing dilemmas, with a fresh line up of celebrities (opens in new tab) cast to take part and a brand new location for the show.
This year marks 18 years since I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here first debuted on ITV and in honour of the show's first year in the UK, Ant and Dec have promised an extra special series for 2020.
There's nothing like watching famous faces endure stomach-churning bushtucker trials as a way of taking your mind off yet more lockdown rules and restrictions. So here's everything you need to know about when the new series, who is in the line up and how to watch the reality show both in and outside of the UK...
What time is I'm A Celebrity 2020 on and where?
I'm A Celebrity 2020 airs every night on ITV in the UK and starts at around 9pm (GMT). The episodes tend to be around 90 minutes long, finishing at 10.35pm (GMT).
TV presenting duo Ant and Dec are hosting the show again this year and they appear live, every night on ITV from the castle, to front your daily dose of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The main show also has weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week - including unseen footage.
How to watch I'm A Celebrity 2020 in the UK
If you're in the UK, you can watch I'm A Celebrity 2020 for free on ITV every night if you have a TV licence.
You can also watch all of the episodes of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here via ITV's online streaming platform, the ITV Hub (opens in new tab). New episodes will be available to watch on ITV Hub once they have aired live on television.
How to watch I'm A Celebrity 2020 outside of the UK
If you're based outside of the UK and you want to watch the British version of I'm A Celebrity 2020, then you will need to use a VPN service (opens in new tab). A VPN is a really easy-to-use piece of software that lets you change the IP address of your phone or laptop so it makes it look like you're back in the UK.
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2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the UK
3. With your VPN installed and server location set to the UK, you can now go to the ITV Hub and watch I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
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I'm A Celebrity 2020 line up
The ten celebrities signed up for I'm A Celebrity 2020 are:
- Jessica Plummer - Soap star
- Sir Mo Farah CBE - Olympic legend
- Giovanna Fletcher - Author and podcaster
- AJ Pritchard - Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer
- Beverley Callard - Coronation Street star
- Jordan North - Radio 1 DJ
- Hollie Arnold MBE - Paralympic Gold Medallist
- Shane Richie - Actor
- Victoria Derbyshire - Broadcaster and journalist
- Vernon Kay - TV presenter
Where is I'm A Celebrity 2020 filmed?
I'm A Celebrity 2020 is set in Gwrych castle this year, which is in Abergele, North Wales.
The celebrity reality TV show is usually set in the jungle in Australia, but thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and widespread travel restrictions, it was impossible for the show to be filmed Down Under this year.
As a result, a new location for the show was found in the UK that would allow the show to go ahead despite lockdown and other pandemic restrictions.
Gwrych Castle is an old historic building set in the Welsh countryside and while the new location will still feature recognisable elements of the Aussie camp – a camp fire, camping cots for the contestants to sleep on and the big red phone box amongst other things – the new location will also see the 2020 celebrity line up battle elements (hi cold winter weather in Wales!) that former campmates on the show never had to.
The new filming location for I'm A Celebrity 2020 also means that this year the celebrities will be competing to be named the first ever King or Queen of the castle – as opposed to King or Queen of the Jungle.
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When is the I'm A Celebrity 2020 final?
I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here is running for three weeks this year and the I'm A Celebrity 2020 final will air on Friday 4 December on ITV.
The finale show starts at 9pm (GMT) and is scheduled to run for just over 90 minutes.
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