I’m A Celeb 2020 odds on for ‘axe’ as another UK national lockdown is considered
The new series of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is about to broadcast on television screens from a new location in North Wales.
However, as talks of a second nationwide lockdown have arisen, bookmakers are tipping the upcoming season could be axed.
A representative from ITV told Daily Star Online that there have been no talks of cancelling the popular programme.
They explained: "No lockdown has been announced so this is all speculation."
Ladbrokes make it 2/1 that I'm A Celebrity is axed next month amid reports of a national lockdown.
The bookies have slashed the odds to just 2/1 that ITV bosses have to pull the plug on the 2020 series going ahead in November.
Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "It looks like it's going to be touch and go for ITV bosses, and despite all the money spent getting this year's show off the ground, it could still fall at the final hurdle."
The show's new location is Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales, and the historic location's official Twitter reassured fans earlier this month that the series will go ahead.
It wrote: "Following the announcement today from the First Minister, the overriding message is that filming can continue in Wales providing related activity cannot be undertaken from home, and there is full compliance with Welsh law.
"We cannot wait to see I'm A Celebrity on our screens!"
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ITV Studios entertainment director Richard Cowles has revealed each member of staff will have a proximity monitor to stop them going within two meters of each other.
Cowles explained: "On a Covid level, everyone's got proximity monitors on them so basically they can’t come within two metres of each other without it buzzing and flashing and reminding them to step away."
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