I’m a Celebrity announce major change ahead of new series



Francesca Shillcock




I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will soon be back on our screens and we can’t wait to see which famous faces are heading to Gwrych Castle – but it seems there’s a big aspect of the reality TV series that will be missing.

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The spin-off show, The Daily Drop, will not be returning as the accompaniment to the main show. The programme, which aired on the ITV Hub, was a replacement for previous sister show Extra Camp which was axed in 2020.

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It seems the reasoning behind the change could be due to Daily Drop presenter Vick Hope’s work schedule increasing. Vick now hosts a prime time show on BBC Radio 1 alongside I’m a Celebrity 2020 runner-up Jordan North.

A spokesperson for ITV confirmed the show “would not be returning”, adding in a statement: “We’d like to thank Vick Hope and everyone involved in the show last year for bringing fans of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! all the latest news and gossip.”

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Vick Hope hostes the spin-off show

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec are clearly thrilled to be back in Wales ready for the upcoming series. Sharing a snap of themselves on social media posing next to a sign reading ‘Mynyddislwyn,’ the presenting duo teased fans: “Guess where we’ve just popped to for a little bit of filming.”

Fans were thrilled to see what they have been up to, with one writing: “Oooh can’t wait for the promo, enjoy that just as much as the series,” while another added: “I swear you two never age!  Can’t wait to see this year’s promo! It’s been too long since you’ve been on my screen!”

A third person echoed the excitement for new episodes, tweeting: “Yes I LOVED the Welsh one last year! Having not watched it for a few years it was a nice change!”

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