Is the future of I’m a Celeb in jeopardy?!
The I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here contestants may have to eat things they never knew existed and endure being trapped in small spaces with creepy crawlies all in the name of entertainment, but at least they have always had their comforting and carefully planned out jungle camp to return to each night.
Complete with a telephone box to remind them of home, the I’m a Celeb jungle camp is central to the popular ITV show.
The show has been set in the same jungle camp in Dungay Creek, Queensland, since 2013. However, the future of the show could now be in jeopardy thanks to a major fall out.
According to reports, the camp in the middle of the jungle that the celebrities call home for their duration on the show is privately owned. If the rumours are true, it seems that the owner is less than happy with the I’m a Celebrity ITV producers, and is threatening to ban them from using the camp for any more series!
The Sun on Sunday reported that this year’s show might be the last of its kind. Land owner Craig Parker is reportedly “sick and tired” of the show producers’ behaviour during filming.
“The relationship between Craig and the bosses has badly broken down. He’s always found hosting the show on his land frustrating”a source told the paper. “But in the past has considered it worth the money they throw at him.”
As a result, following the disagreements, Parker has allegedly said enough is enough. Reportedly deciding to withdraw his land from the show’s use next year. “He can pretty much name his price. But so far he is adamant he will not be changing his mind,” says the source.