Is this the end of the Jungle as we know it?
When I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! comes around every autumn it’s like getting a warm hug from Ant and Dec.
As well as giving us an excuse to cancel all our plans and cosy up in front of the TV with a hot brew and a packet of biscuits, we get to watch a bunch of celebs eat pigs brains while sharing their bed with creepy crawlies for three weeks.
But while the jungle has become a staple part of our lives, apparently we could be about lose it altogether as show bosses are reportedly under pressure from the Australian government to change filming locations.
Yup. Our fave jungle camps could be swapped for sandy beaches as reports claim the show could move from Queensland to South Australia.
The reality programme is currently filmed in Springbrook National Park in New South Wales, but bosses only have a contract with the park for two more years – so when it comes to an end we could see the series rehomed to the aptly named, ‘Kangaroo Island’.
According to The Mirror, agent general Bill Muirhead urged ITV boss Kevin Lygo to consider changing up the location in a letter which read: ‘With a third of the island covered by national parks, Kangeroo Island is teeming with creatures not found anywhere else, most of which we’re more than happy for people to eat on TV.’
Despite the fact that celebs have been dropped into the jungle for a whole 15 years, Bill argues that a new location would not only give a major tourism boost to the south of Australia, but also ‘refresh’ the TV format.
Not that we think it needs refreshing, because who doesn’t want to watch this…
Bill reportedly continues in his plea: ‘Looking forward to 2020, could it be time for a change? I ask you to consider Kangaroo Island, a place pulsating with all the wonder and weirdness Australia has to offer, an island with a name that seems straight out of a story of buccaneers and bushrangers.’
Luckily the new island boasts a whole host of creatures for our fave telly stars to much on including kangaroos, bandicoots, wallabies, possums, seals and koalas, as well as a load of creepy crawlies.
Hmm… What do you think of the proposed change? Let us know at @Celebsnow!