This year’s contestants on I’m A Celebrity are reportedly set to have to quarantine for two weeks prior to the show and be regularly tested for Covid while in the Welsh castle
This year’s contestants on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here are reportedly set to quarantine for two weeks prior to entering their base on the show.
Sources suggest that bosses on the hit TV show are wary of any potential Covid outbreak and have been keeping a close eye on how Strictly Come Dancing is unfolding.
Strictly’s big wigs are nervous about any further cases following Tom Fletcher and partner Amy Dowden’s enforced night off on week two after they contracted the virus.
They have even reportedly banned the show’s stars from parties to try to keep a tight hold on any potential issues and further Covid cases.
Now, I’m A Celeb’s top bosses are said to be making their show’s stars quarantine alone for a fortnight prior to the show starting in Wales.
A source told The Sun : “All of the celebrities will have to quarantine alone for a fortnight.
“Once this ends they will enter the camp, which is basically then their bubble for the whole series. Testing will be done regularly in camp and on the set to ensure all the cast and crew are safe.
“ITV thinks this is the best case scenario and will stop any headaches surrounding Covid, which has been a nightmare for the BBC with Strictly.”
The Mirror has contacted ITV representatives for comment.
The show will once again be held in Wales after travel rules made it impossible to head back to the Australian jungle.
It means that Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Conwy, will play home for the second time in a row .
EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt is reportedly one of the names already signed up to star in this year’s edition of the hit show.
According to sources, the soap star is hoping to show TV viewers a completely different side of himself – after decades of playing snivelling Albert Square resident, Ian.
And he is reported to be receiving a “bumper pay deal” to feature on the ITV reality series.
Other names linked with appearing on the 21st edition of the popular show include Richard Madeley, Louise Minchin, Lucy Fallon and Will Mellor.
Meanwhile, previous contestant Sean Ryder has hit out with former campmate Gillian McKeith.
The pair didn’t have the best relationships on screen in the 2010 edition and writing in his latest book How to Be a Rock Star, he said the nutritionist was “a bit of a d**k”.
“She just had no manners,” the rock star explained.
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