I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! bosses intend to stop friends and family from flying to Australia
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The ITV show is poised to go ahead later this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, but family and friends of the celebrities will be stopped from following them to the Australian jungle.
A TV source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper:
‘Having no friends or family flown out will be a big blow to celebrities.
‘Producers have even involved them in recent years by taking them into the jungle in the final days to create heartfelt scenes.
‘There are early plans to film video calls to capture celebs having their first chats with loved ones.
‘But they might have to make do with hosts Ant and Dec when they come out’.
In May, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! bosses reportedly held crisis talks to determine whether the show can still go ahead this year.
ITV bosses were said to be exploring the possibility of employing a mainly Australian workforce if the series does get the green light.
A source said:
”I’m A Celebrity’ is six months away but bosses are holding meetings about how they can ensure it still goes ahead in the current climate.
‘A raft of measures are being looked at.
‘One of the most recent plans was to employ a crew that is 95 percent made up of Australian workers to overcome the issues surrounding flying to different countries and the quarantine restrictions’.