It has faced numerous challenges after relocating from Australia for the first time in its 20 year history.
And now producers at I’m a Celebrity are reportedly concerned about noise disruption as a local tour company has been offering helicopter trips around the show’s new home at Gwrych Castle.
According to The Sun, a Welsh helicopter company is offering £249 tours of the set, sparking fears the noise could disrupt filming.
Concerned: Producers at I’m a Celebrity are reportedly concerned a local tour company is cashing in on the show by offering helicopter trips over the set in Gwrych Castle
An ad for the tour reportedly reads: ‘Grab it while you can, they will probably be in Australia next year. You will fly over the grounds for a birdseye view of the set’.
Show-runners are reportedly concerned that noise from the blades might lead to scenes having to be re-shot.
Sources at ITV were contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
This latest story to emerge about I’m a Celebrity’s new series comes as it was recently reported the show is be two days shorter than usual, as stars struggle to live in the freezing Welsh temperatures.
How it was: Helicopters have always formed part of the show – but this is the first time there are concerns of choppers interrupting production (Sair Khan and John Barrowman are pictured)
Difficult: According to The Sun, showrunners are allegedly concerned that noise from the blades might lead to scenes having to be re-shot
Sources claimed that this series will only last 20 days, meaning the final will air on a Friday in early December, after years of typically concluding on a Sunday following a 22-day run.
This year I’m A Celebrity has relocated to Gwrych Castle from the Australian jungle due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with celebrities set to face the most gruelling conditions the show has ever seen.
Producers are reportedly concerned celebrities may refuse to complete the series when faced with the harsh realities of living in a crumbling Welsh castle.
It’s thought that any celebrities who quit the series early won’t receive their full fee.
New home: After nearly two decades in Australia, the new series is taking place at Gwrych Castle amid the coronavirus pandemic
A source told The Sun: ‘There have been some concerns at ITV that it’s going to be a mega shock to the system when they leave the lap of luxury and are suddenly living in a damp, squalid castle.
‘There are fears some will sack it off. They were even worried some might not even enter the castle at all.’
The source added: ‘This will be harder than the Australian jungle. It will be damp and freezing.’
Almost time! I’m A Celebrity is set to return on November 15 (co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are pictured)
Due to the freezing November climes, this year’s lineup will be given warm gilets and jumpers to ensure they keep warm during their time in the camp.
While they usually bask in temperatures of around 30C (86F), this year the contestants will have a very different experience as they battle with temperatures of around 11C (52F) in Abergele, North Wales.
Speculation has been rife about which stars could be heading into the Welsh castle when I’m A Celebrity returns on Sunday, November 15th.
Stars including presenter Vernon Kay, actress Beverley Callard and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah are reportedly set to appear in the lineup.
Exciting: This year I’m A Celebrity has relocated to Gwrych Castle in Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with celebrities set to face the most gruelling conditions the show has ever seen
It comes following reports that contestants are self-isolating with their partners and children in luxury accommodation for two weeks before the show, according to The Sun.
It is reportedly to allow stars to spend as much time with their families as possible before spending three weeks ‘in a freezing castle’.
A source said: ‘ITV decided to allow celebs as much time with families as possible.
‘They’re already essentially having three weeks’ quarantine in a freezing castle, so two weeks on top of that felt a bit mean.’
I’m A Celebrity returns on Sunday, November 15th at 9pm on ITV.
In the running: It was recently reported that Olympian champion Sir Mo Farah has joined the lineup, with the new series set to begin on 15th November
Contestants? Meanwhile, (L-R) presenter Vernon Kay and Coronation Street star Beverley Callard are said to be among the cast