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'I'm A Celebrity' 2021 — start date, line-up, location, presenters and everything you need to know

I'm A Celebrity 2021.
I'm A Celebrity 2021 is returning to ITV later this year. (Image credit: ITV)

I'm A Celebrity 2021 might be a little way off yet - but before we know it Ant and Dec will be back on our screens, welcoming famous faces as they jump out of planes and into camp, ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime in the 21st series of the show.

But which name will we be adding to the long list of I'm A Celebrity winners?

Before the Bushtucker trials commence, here is everything we know about I'm A Celebrity 2021 so far...

I'm A Celebrity 2021 air date

I'm A Celebrity 2020 Ant and Dec

I'm A Celebrity will return to ITV for a new series later this year. 

The exact date of I'm A Celebrity 2021 is yet to be confirmed, but traditionally the show is aired from mid November to early December.

We will update this page as soon as a date is announced by ITV.

Where will I'm A Celebrity 2021 be filmed? 

Fans of the show will know that last year's series was forced to relocate to Wales due to the pandemic... bringing us all the usual camp drama from Gwrych Castle instead of the Australian jungle.

However, big news for the new series was revealed earlier this month when The Sun claimed that this year's series would be returning to Australia and not Wales as they did last year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing it was reported that ITV bosses have told production staff to work towards returning to Australia for the 2021 series and that there will be an official announcement soon. 

A TV source told The Sun: "Crew have been told to prepare for Australia again, which is music to everyone's ears as they are over the moon to be back in the sun. Talent agents are delighted too, as stars are much keener to sign up now it's in an exotic location. International film production have been entering Australia all year since January, always adhering to strict Covid guidelines, so filming in a remote location should be straightforward." 

Of course this decision is yet to be confirmed by ITV and as always things are subject to last minute changes, but ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall told PA that they will try and get the show back to Australia if they can: "If we can go back to Australia - and this show is meant to be in Australia - then that's what we'll do. We have a very good plan if not, through, as we have already done it once (in the castle)."

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Jungle or castle? 2021 could see I'm A Celebrity returning to its Australian home.

Ant and Dec previously told Digital Spy that they wouldn't mind if the 2021 series had to be filmed in Wales again... "If during coronavirus we have to stay put in Wales again, I'd be very happy," Ant said. "We were very welcomed in Wales. There were cardboard cut-outs of me and Dec in the butcher's and the local school did a tribute. We'd happily go back there. I'd miss the sunshine, mind!"

Dec agreed: "The people in Wales were lovely. They made us feel very welcome. I had a lovely time. I will miss the sunshine, but I will not miss the jet lag of coming back from Australia. I'd love to go back to Oz, but if we had to go back to Wales, I wouldn't be disappointed."

I'm A Celebrity 2021 celebrity line up 

As always the celebrities joining the 2021 series will be kept well under wraps until nearer the time, however that doesn't stop the rumour mill from hinting at some new names.

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall has hinted that she would be open to the idea of joining the I'm A Celebrity line up while recently appearing on Heart FM with Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakson. She said: "I'll try anything once me, do you know what I mean? I'll give it a crack!"

Will Mellor

Another star who has voiced an interest on going on the show is Coronation Street and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps star Will Mellor.He revealed on his podcast with Death in Paradise actor Ralf Little (Two Pints with Will and Ralf) that if he was going to choose a reality TV show to do then I'm A Celebrity would be his top choice, stating: "It's the biggest, why not?"

Keith Duffy 

There were also rumours that Boyzone star Keith Duffy was joining the 2020 line up - but while he didn't find himself in the Welsh camp last year, could 2021 be his year?

Matt Baker 

Former The One Show host Matt was thrown into the rumour mill last year when the show was in Wales, but while he never did make it into the castle, could 2021 be his year now that he is no longer presenting the evening BBC show? He told Hello!: "Well, it's funny because I read that too and it came as a complete surprise to me. I haven't had any conversations yet but I am reluctant to say no to anything without having a good think about it."

Stephen Mulhern 

Ant and Dec's friend Stephen has admitted that it would take a lot of money for him to go into the jungle, mainly because he doesn't like the thought if eating bugs. He joked to The Mirror: "I've got a very plain palette and the though of putting stuff in my mouth... I don't know if I could do it. How about £3million and I'll do it. Alright, if you can get half that I'm in!" Sounds like ITV might need to get saving! 

Other rumoured celebrities... 

Other names that have been mentioned in connection to the show are former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite, footballing legend Eric Cantona, former Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon, The Chase's Jenny Ryan, EastEnders' actor Danny Walters and even Piers Morgan. We're also going to throw into the mix EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt as he's currently not in the soap and perhaps he'd like a shot at being crowned King of the Jungle!

Who will be presenting I'm A Celebrity 2021

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I'm A Celebrity 2021 will see Ant and Dec returning to their presenting duties. (Image credit: ITV)

Ant and Dec will return to their presenting duties once again, entertaining the nation with their hilarious jokes about what has been going on in camp. Just their reactions while they watch campmates doing the Bushtucker Trials makes the show worth watching!

Who won the last series of I'm A Celebrity?

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Giovanna Fletcher was crowned queen of the castle in 2020. (Image credit: ITV)

The 2020 series of I'm a Celebrity saw author, presenter and podcast host Giovanna Fletcher crowned queen of the castle after beating both Vernon Kay and Jordan North in the final. Gi won the hearts of the nation after taking on the role of mum in the camp, making it her mission to cheer up her campmates when moral got low.

I'm A Celebrity returns to ITV later this year.