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I’m A Celebrity facing new threat as Wales plans three-week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown in November

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AS Wales plans a three-week circuit-breaker, I’m A Celebrity is under threat once again ahead of its return.

The ITV show – hosted by Ant McPartlin and Dec Donelly – was forced to find a new location as coronavirus meant Australia wasn’t possible.

Dec Donelly and Ant McPartlin are eagerly awaiting to host the new series

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Dec Donelly and Ant McPartlin are eagerly awaiting to host the new series

There are now fears it may become impossible for ITV to get the celebrity contestants and crew into the country in time for the show’s launch.

Since I’m A Celeb bosses were forced to monitor the lockdown crisis in Wales closely, the government announced it will ban visitors from the UK’s Covid hotspots.

A planned three-week “fire-break” to halt the growth of cases is also on the cards.

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “A ‘fire-break’ would also mean a short, sharp shock to all our lives – it would mean shutting down businesses and the economy.

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“We would all have to stay at home to once again to save lives. But this time it would be for weeks not months.”

The popular reality show was relocated from the Australian jungle to Gwrych Castle in Wales.

Even if the cast and crew do manage to enter the castle’s borough, the ban on bubbles will make it difficult for this year’s stars to be allowed to film together – and the prevention of indoor mingling could force the celebs outside in the harsh British winter.

An ITV spokesman told The Sun Online at the time: “I’m A Celebrity continues to adhere to all relevant guidelines as well as our own strict Covid protocols.”

It's a worrying time for I'm A Celeb bosses

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It’s a worrying time for I’m A Celeb bosses

Last week I’m A Celeb teased the first glimpse of the series with a hilarious new trailer.

Hosts Ant and Dec starred in the brief clip ahead of the show’s planned return next month.

It is yet to be revealed which celebs will be appearing in the upcoming series, but Vernon Kay, AJ Pritchard, and Tamzin Outhwaite have all been linked.

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