I'm a Celebrity All Stars has been confirmed by TV show hosts Ant and Dec who took to Twitter to reveal that the show would be launching in 2023.
In the video posted by the TV hosts on Twitter Dec said, "It's probably the worst kept secret in television but, we can confirm we are doing a very special series of I'm a celebrity get me out of here...IN SOUTH AFRICA!"
The host then panned out the camera to show the South African surroundings behind them. Dec then continued to say, "Yes we're here and it's going to be your favorite celebrities from the last twenty years who are going back in to do it one more time in South Africa!"
South Africaaaaaaa! That's right, we're filming a very special version of I'm A Celebrity in South Africa which is coming to your tellies in 2023. 🤩 #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/WS2KcPzewgSeptember 22, 2022
Who will host I'm A Celebrity All Stars?
Ant and Dec will once again be returning to host the series. The comedy duo have hosted nearly every season together except for one.
In 2018 Holly Willoughby stepped in for presenter Ant McPartlin and co-hosted the show with Declan Donnelly. This was because Ant took time away from presenting to focus on his health.
Which celebrities are returning?
Fans are delighted to hear this and already there has been speculation about which famous faces may be returning to the jungle for the All Star season.
Metro (opens in new tab) reported that Kerry Katona had been in discussions with ITV about this upcoming show but had actually turned it down after negotiations. Kerry was crowned Queen of the jungle in 2004 so would have been a great addition to the show.
Metro (opens in new tab) also reported that Helen Flanagan has said yes to appearing on the show almost a decade after she first appeared on the 2012 series where she came in 7th place.
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Other rumored contestants for the South Africa All-Stars edition include Katie Price, Peter Andre, Joey Essex, Gillian McKeith, Alison Hammond, John Barrowman, Amir Khan, Stacey Solomon, Gino D'Acampo, and Emily Atack.
None of the celebrities who have previously appeared on the show have confirmed whether they will be making an appearance and the rumors are just hearsay at the moment. However, this hasn't stopped fans from getting excited about guessing who might be returning to the jungle.
One fan speculated that Joe Swash was in the new series as Stacey Solomon had commented that he was 'working away,' "Is that where Joe Squash as gone, I saw Stacey said working away."
Another insisted that Gino D'Acampo should be included in the lineup, "Ok but if @Ginofantastico isn’t involved that’s a crime because he is legit the best camp mate you’ve ever had."
Another demanded that Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts should be included, "ALL STARS? Bring back Ashley Roberts please," said the fan.
When is the I'm A Celebrity All Stars start date?
A start date has yet to be officially confirmed by ITV but it is believed that the show is currently filming in South Africa now and will be released in 2023.
This could mean that the series will launch early in the year in January 2023, or it may be delayed until the producers see fit. As the show it prerecorded it is tricky to know when it will be released until the TV bosses make an announcement.
Will there be a normal I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here this year?
So, Just for the record…IAC 2022 - Australia 🇦🇺IAC Special 2023 - South Africa 🇿🇦IAC 2023 - Australia 🇦🇺September 23, 2022
A tweet from Ant and Dec confirmed that the traditional I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here series for 2022 and 2023 will be taking place in Australia rather than the Scottish Castle that they used during the pandemic.
It will just be the All-Stars edition of the show that is taking place in South Africa and launching in 2023. However, based on the video on social media, filming has seemingly already begun in South Africa so it is unclear what the exact format of this show will look like by the time that it launches in 2023.
It is speculated that the celebrities involved will have more control over voting and challenges, which meaning that public voting is not necessary and the series can be prerecorded.
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