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I'm a Celeb producers considering measures to save this year's show

By Brian Dillon

May 28, 2020 at 11:07am

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Producers of I'm a Celeb are considering introducing various health and safety measures to ensure this year's edition of the show goes ahead.

A source told The Sun: "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 per cent made up of Australian workers to overcome the issues surrounding flying to different countries and the quarantine restrictions.

"This would mean a lot of the show’s UK crew missing out on their annual big gig but ITV is having to seriously consider every option.

"The changing nature of the crisis means that every situation is having to be assessed and planned for. It’s such a ratings hit, so they’ll do everything possible to make sure it goes on air. But the safety and welfare of their teams is the priority at all times."

Maura Higgins is among the celebrities tipped to be heading to the I'm a Celeb jungle this year. Also on the rumoured list of stars is former professional boxer, Ricky Hatton, TV presenter Richard Madeley, former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson and football pundit and former player Paul Merson.

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