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I’m A Celebrity will finally return to Australia for its 2022 series

I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! will finally return to Australia for its upcoming series in 2022 after moving to Wales for two years.

The popular one reality television the show took place at Gwrych Castle in Wales for the last two series due to travel restrictions amid the Covid-19 a pandemic.

But ITV has confirmed that I’m A Celebrity will finally return to its usual home in the Australian jungle this autumn for the final installment of the long-running show.

Returned! I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! will finally return to Australia for its upcoming series in 2022 after moving to Wales for two years. Pictured: Hosts Ant and Dec in 2020

In a statement, ITV said: “Autumn also brings I’m a Celebrity, making a welcome return to ITV from the Australian jungle.”

The 2021 series saw Danny Miller crowned King of the Castle, while Giovanna Fletcher was the first person to win the Welsh version of the show a year earlier.

Following the news of I’m A Celebrity returning to Australia, Gwrych Castle took to Twitter to thank ITV for the “honour” of hosting the show.

Abergele Castle said in a statement: “It has been such an honor to host ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’ for the past 2 years.

Winners: The 2021 series saw Danny Miller crowned King of the Castle, while Giovanna Fletcher was the first person to win the Welsh version of the show a year earlier

Winners: The 2021 series saw Danny Miller crowned King of the Castle, while Giovanna Fletcher was the first person to win the Welsh version of the show a year earlier

Temporary home: The popular reality TV show took place at Gwrych Castle in Wales for the past two series due to travel restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Temporary home: The popular reality TV show took place at Gwrych Castle in Wales for the past two series due to travel restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic

“As a small charity we will always be grateful to ITV and I’m A Celebrity for the opportunity to host one of the UK’s most watched shows.

“The show showed the true beauty of the castle to millions of people and enabled us to carry out urgent repairs after years of neglect, vandalism and arson.

“We have a lot to do to restore the castle to its former glory, but we are excited for the future!

“We will continue to work with ITV and I’m A Celebrity and we still have lots of items and decorations from the last 2 years, such as The Clink, I’m A Celebrity throne, the toilet and the phone booth.’

Relocation: But ITV has confirmed I'm A Celebrity will finally return to its usual home in the Australian jungle this autumn. Pictured: Australian decor in 2018

Relocation: But ITV has confirmed I’m A Celebrity will finally return to its usual home in the Australian jungle this autumn. Pictured: Australian decor in 2018

Ant and Dec will return as hosts when I’m A Celebrity returns to screens later this year, guiding a new batch of celebrities through the Bushtucker Trials and other daring challenges.

It comes after it was reported that a separate version of the popular ITV show will be filmed in South Africa, as a standalone show in addition to the usual annual event.

Myleene Klass and Paul Burrell are among the stars who have reportedly been lined up to appear on the upcoming all-star version of the show.

TV bosses are said to be happy to seal deals with a number of stars, an insider told A mirror: “There are a lot of people who weren’t too scarred by the whole experience to try it again with a bunch of different camp buddies.”

Myleene, 44, delighted viewers when she stripped down to her bikini bottoms to take a dip in the camp’s waterfall while appearing on the sixth series of I’m A Celebrity in 2006.

Return: In a statement, ITV said:

Return: In a statement, ITV said: “The autumn also brings I’m A Celebrity, making a welcome return to ITV from the Australian jungle.” Pictured: Hosts Ant and Dec of last year’s series

A former servant to the British royal household and more recently butler to Diana, Princess of Wales, Paul, 64, also entertained TV audiences in 2004 when he struggled to contain himself during the programme’s terrifying tasks, with the contestant screaming and blinking as he was being touched by the creepy crawlies on set.

Other stars said to be in the race include former You Are What You Eat star Gillian McKeith, 62 – who fainted on the show in 2010, prompting her campmates to question whether the incident was real or she played it for the cameras – and Happy Mondays star Sean Ryder, 59.

Channel bosses have signed up Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnellyboth 46, to host the show.

It’s likely to air next summer and legendary racers from the past will compete, taking part in trials while living in a camp.

A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘The team behind I’m A Celebrity are putting a brand new spin on the hit series featuring the best-loved, beloved friends from previous years.

Spin-off: It comes after it was reported that a star-studded version of I'm A Celebrity will be filmed in South Africa, with Myleene Klass reportedly returning for the show

Spin-off: It comes after it was reported that a star-studded version of I’m A Celebrity will be filmed in South Africa, with Myleene Klass reportedly returning for the show

Campmates will be challenged and live in the camp environment, but with fresh and exciting new twists and will have a hand in their own destiny through a series of internal votes and challenges.

The spin-off will not have a public vote like in other series.

A source told MailOnline: ‘The show is still very much based in the world of I’m A Celebrity – the camp mates will do trials and live in the camp environment, but with fresh and exciting new twists on the format.

“Campmates will have a hand in their own destiny through a series of internal votes and challenges.”

It is believed that the new split will be a slightly shorter format of two weeks instead of the usual three.

Screen star: Former royal butler Paul Burrell is also said to be making an appearance after struggling to contain himself during the programme's terrifying tasks in 2004.

Screen star: Former royal butler Paul Burrell is also said to be making an appearance after struggling to contain himself during the programme’s terrifying tasks in 2004.

I’m A Celebrity will finally return to Australia for its 2022 series

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