I’m A Celebrity And Love Island ‘Could Be Filmed In The UK’ This Year

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by Nathan Katnoria |
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Some of our favourite shows could look very different this year as it’s been rumoured I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Love Island could be filmed in the UK in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While the likes of Peaky Blinders,TOWIE and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK have all cancelled filming due to the outbreak, the fate of some shows set to hit our screens later this year is still up in the air.

ITV have not yet confirmed plans for the next series of I’m A Celeb or Love Island but new reports suggest this year’s camp could be a lot closer to home than the Australian Outback, while the next batch of Islanders may have to swap Majorca for Minehead.

I'm A Celebrity 2019 cast
Last year's I'm A Celeb line-up ©ITV Pictures

'It’s believed the [Love Island] 2020 summer edition could shoot somewhere in the UK rather than go overseas,' a source told The Sun. 'A similar scenario is being considered for ITV reality hit I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! which shoots in Australia.'

Both series could be pushed back too as the source continued, 'An August to September broadcast is on the cards for the programme, as prospects for Love Island’s traditional June-July outing seem virtually impossible given the production lockdown driven by the global pandemic.'

This all comes after Lord Alan Sugar revealed that plans for a new series of The Apprentice this year have been scrapped.

When a fan on Twitter asked him the question, 'Is The Apprentice cancelled this year, Lord? Sorry if you have already answered that?', Lord Sugar responded saying, 'Yes I guess so. Could be back in Spring 2021 or skip a whole year and back in October 2021.'

The interested fan later went on to ask if this year's applicants will be given the chance when the show returns next year, adding, 'So the applicants from this year will get a chance next year or have they lost their chance if the show is cancelled this year, Lord?'

The 73-year-old businessman then responded, saying, 'The BBC has a selection of candidates ready to go from the last recruitment process in March. They will be called on once we have the green sign to start filming @bbcapprentice.'

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