The UK version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is heading back to Australia

The UK version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is heading back to Australia to film new season

The UK version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is heading back to Australia.

The English producers of the hit series have confirmed that they plan to film the reality show Down Under later this year, reports TV Tonight.

The long-running ITV show was moved to Gwrych Castle in Wales in 2020 after COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented the cast and crew from travelling to Australia. 

The UK version of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is heading back to Australia. UK hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly pictured

The UK version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is heading back to Australia. UK hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly pictured 

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will be back in northern New South Wales later this year for the new season, with the celebrity cast yet to be announced.

Calling Australia the show’s ‘spiritual home’, Ant, 46, said the team did not want to film the series anywhere else.

During an appearance on The One Show In the UK in February, Ant said:  ‘We love Wales but you know, Australia is its home and we’d like to get back there if we can.

‘That’s what we’re hoping, touch wood,’ added Dec. 

The long-running ITV show was moved to Gwrych Castle in Wales in 2020 after COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented the cast and crew from travelling to Australia. Ant and Dec pictured pose with last season's UK winner with Danny Miller

The long-running ITV show was moved to Gwrych Castle in Wales in 2020 after COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented the cast and crew from travelling to Australia. Ant and Dec pictured pose with last season’s UK winner with Danny Miller

ITV said that fans can look forward to a new season ‘full of surprises.’

The main location for the show is the small town of Dungay, in northern NSW, where the show has been filmed since 2003.

It already hosts the local Channel 10 version of the series as well as the German production of the franchise.

The main location for the show is the small town of Dungay, in northern NSW, where the show has been filmed since 2003. A scene from Channel 10's local version is pictured

The main location for the show is the small town of Dungay, in northern NSW, where the show has been filmed since 2003. A scene from Channel 10’s local version is pictured

The show’s return to Australia may be a relief for the UK producers.

Filming in Wales created many complications, including being forced to axe multiple episodes of the previous season due to severe weather conditions.

Classic bush tucker trials and elements of the show also had to be rethought to take place in the UK. 

The show's return to Australia may be a relief for the UK producers after filming in Wales created many complications

The show’s return to Australia may be a relief for the UK producers after filming in Wales created many complications

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Dylan Lewis walked away the winner of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia.

The nail-biting finish was between the former Recovery host, 48, and country singer Brooke McClymont, 40. 

As well as the title of king of the jungle, he earned $100,000 for his chosen charity, Lifeline.

In January Dylan Lewis (pictured) won I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Australia

In January Dylan Lewis (pictured) won I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia

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