I'm A Celebrity 'could return to Wales' despite 2022 Australia hopes

While fans are looking forward to seeing Ant and Dec return to Australia for the upcoming season of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, ITV seemingly hasn't ruled out shooting in Wales instead this year.

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According to The Sun, the custodians of Gwrych Castle have applied for approval to keep the temporary filming structures built by crew in place for another year.

During the pandemic, covers were placed over parts of the castle to make sure the area was safe for cast and crew to film in the Grade 1 listed building, which requires permission to be sought every year.

And with that now being requested for another 12 months, it opens up the possibility that the series could head back to Wales if Australian filming plans don't pan out.

ITV's Director of Content Rosemary Newell told The Mirror in response to the reports: "We expect I'm a Celebrity to return in Australia in November."

RadioTimes.com has reached out to ITV for comment.

ITV announced back in March that I'm A Celebrity would be back in Australia this year, after the show filmed two years in Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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However, there looks to be disruption of a different sort this time, with speculation that the show will be moved from its regular end of November start date to an October premiere to avoid clashing with FIFA World Cup 2022 coverage.

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