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I'm A Celebrity 2020 start date officially confirmed at last

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I'm A Celebrity now has an official start date and time!

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is one of the most anticipated shows of the year... and at last the wait for the new series is almost over.

ITV has officially confirmed that the 2020 series will start on Sunday 15th November at 9pm.

The broadcaster broke the news that the new series is fast approaching on twitter. Referencing the fact that the new series is in a Welsh castle, rather than Australia, the tweet declared: "The Castle countdown is on!"

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But while the next series isn't far off, the celebrity contestants taking part are still to be officially announced. However, that hasn't stopped lots of rumours and among the stars expected to take part are soap stars Shane Richie and Beverley Callard.

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Ant and Dec are back for the new series of I'm A Celebrity next month (Picture: ITV/NIGEL WRIGHT) (Image credit: NIGEL WRIGHT)

New series with a new look

Fans of I'm A Celebrity will already know that this series is going to look a little different to previous years.

Instead of being set in the Australian jungle, the show has been relocated to Gwrych Castle in Abergele in North Wales due to current travel restrictions.

The new trailers

ITV has released a string of new trailers for the show, which revolve around the theme of Ant and Dec being confused by the fact they're in Wales rather than Australia!

The latest sees the boys arrive at a cafe...

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Dec declares: “This looks like the perfect place to get some authentic Aussie tucker.” While Ant goes to the waitress: “G’day Sheila! Throw a couple of shrimps on the barbie would ua!”

Dec replies: “You can’t have barbecued shrimp here Ant they haven’t lit the barbecue yet.”

Dec is then baffled when he sees Welsh cakes on the menu!

 

Ant and Dec posing for Ant and Dec's DNA Journey

This year's I'm A Celebrity will look a little different to normal (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

With series 20 about to hit our screens, it remains to be seen who might be taking over as Jungle King or Queen (or should that be Castle King or Queen?!) from last year's winner.

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2019 saw former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa crowned winner after she made it to the final alongside radio DJ Roman Kemp and Coronation Street favourite Andy Whyment.

And fans are of course waiting to see how the new format for the show will affect the celebrity contestants. One thing is clear they’re going to be a lot colder than normal!

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here 2020 will start on Sunday 15th November at 9pm.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.