Is I'm A Celebrity on every night and when does the 2021 show finish?

I’m A Celebrity 2021 has officially started and now fans can't help wondering if the hit reality show is on every night...

Is I'm a Celebrity on every night revealed as the show starts on ITV
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Is I’m A Celebrity on every night is the question on all excited fans’ minds as the latest series kicked off in spectacular style at the atmospheric Gwrych Castle in Wales.

From the moment author, presenter and blogger Giovanna Fletcher was crowned Queen of the Castle last year, viewers have been waiting to see who might follow in her footsteps in the next series. Now finally after months of anticipation, I’m A Celebrity 2021 started on November 21st, returning to Wales rather than its previous home of Australia. Though the lack of a humid jungle hasn’t stopped the I’m A Celebrity 2021 line-up from throwing themselves in at the deep end in the series premiere. 

Already many fans will have likely started to select their favourites for the series, though there’s plenty of daring Bushtucker Trials and challenges to go yet until I’m A Celebrity finishes just in time for Christmas. But is I’m A Celebrity on every night, what time can you watch it and when is the highly-anticipated finale? 

We reveal all you need to know as the campmates fight to take Giovanna’s crown and become the next King or Queen of the Castle...

A view of Gwyrch Castle as it prepares for ITV reality TV show "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here"

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Is I'm A Celebrity on every night?

The all-important question—Is I’m A Celebrity on every night?—has no doubt been on every long-term viewers’ lips as they wonder whether this year’s series would follow the hit show’s traditional format. And there’s good news for everyone anticipating nightly drama as, just like fellow ITV reality series, Love Island, the trials and tribulations in the Castle unfold daily, building to what already promises to be an epic I’m A Celebrity finale. 

I’m A Celebrity 2021 will run from Monday-Sunday, though not every episode will be broadcast live from the Welsh Castle, with each Saturday episode pre-recorded. Though that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing for viewers to enjoy as each Saturday instalment will reportedly feature all the best bits from the week so far, as well as unseen bits to give fans a unique insight into the contestants’ experiences. 

This is yet another similarity with equally successful ITV show, Love Island, where the Islanders get to enjoy Saturdays away from the scrutiny of the cameras. It’s not yet known which episode will see the first I’m A Celebrity 2021 elimination take place, though in the previous series, it was Paralympic javelin thrower Hollie Arnold who was first to leave the castle on Day 13.

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From there her fellow contestants began to leave every few days until only the final three, presenter Vernon Kay, BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North and author and presenter Giovanna Fletcher were left. This format and timeframe certainly allows viewers plenty of time to get to know the contestants and see them form genuine bonds in the isolated location as the days go on. 

What time is I'm A Celebrity on every night? 

I’m a Celebrity will air at 9pm on ITV every night from now until the final episode later on this year, with a few specific episodes said to be set to air ever so slightly later at 9:15 due to the ITV scheduling. However, whilst I’m A Celebrity fans no doubt loved the extended length of the series premiere, which lasted for a staggering hour and forty minutes, the remaining episodes will be shorter. Each upcoming episode is expected to be around an hour and fifteen minutes, ending at 10:15pm. 

When does I'm A Celebrity 2021 finish and when is the finale? 

Now the question is I'm A Celebrity on every night is settled, whether you’re a fan looking forward to the many days of tears, trials and triumphs ahead or a reluctant viewer watching alongside one, you might well be wondering when I’m A Celebrity 2021 finishes. And though the exact date of the I’m A Celebrity finale has not yet been announced, there are several clues that could point towards early December as the time to mark in your calendars for the final episode. 

Previous series of I’m A Celebrity have varied in length, ranging from just 15 in the first few series back in 2002 and 2003, to the longest it’s ever been at 22 episodes long from 2017-2019. 

However, I’m A Celebrity 2020 consisted of 20 episodes and, just like the latest series, was filmed at Gwrych Castle, with Giovanna Fletcher being crowned on December 4th in an emotional series finale. Given the similarities between them, it’s thought likely that I’m A Celebrity 2021 could follow a very similar pattern in terms of length. If this year’s series does turn out to be 20 episodes long, given its November 21st start date, this would potentially place the I’m A Celebrity 2021 finale on December 10th. 

This would mean that any I’m A Celeb fans who also can’t get enough of the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up’s performances won’t have to channel hop to see the winners of both revealed, with the Strictly final airing just over a week later on December 18th. 

I'm a celebrity 2021 line-up revealed

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Last year’s I’m A Celebrity final also unfolded over 1h35 minutes, allowing plenty of time for the campmates to appreciate their time in the final as viewers kept their fingers crossed for their favourite to win. In light of this, it’s of course possible that the I’m A Celebrity 2021 finale will be a similarly extended length.

Just who will make it to the final episode will remain a mystery for many more weeks as the public vote opens and contestants endear themselves to the viewers. But there’s already some definite frontrunners as far as the bookmakers are concerned. 

The latest odds from William Hill place singer and Loose Women star Frankie Bridge in first place at 4-1. Whilst Emmerdale actor Danny Miller who had previously been up there with her ahead of the premiere dropped to 5-1 after this opening episode.

Whether or not these odds will end up predicting the final result remains to be seen. In the meantime fans will be looking forward to watching I’m A Celebrity 2021 every night as the countdown to the finale steps up a gear. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use , Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!