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I'm A Celeb faces Australia travel nightmare as coronavirus closes borders


I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! execs are facing problems they believed they had overcome for the upcoming series which is set to air in November.

The ITV show features a string of A-List celebs who head to Australia to compete in disgusting Bushtucker Trials while living in the outback amongst deadly creatures.

Despite top dogs at the broadcaster “moving heaven and earth” to ensure that the 2020 series of the hit show goes ahead, Australia have now slapped new travel restrictions into place.

The new guidelines set out state that people travelling into various states must quarantine at government-approved hotels.

I’m A Celeb bosses have been dealt a shattering blow surrounding the upcoming series

The famous faces that compete on the show usually jet into Brisbane, Queensland before taking part in their first challenge which is usually filmed on the Gold Coast.

However, the show is predominantly filmed in the New South Wales jungle.

But officials in Queensland have now announced that they will be closing the border to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Ant and Dec will have to enter a 14-day quarantine if they jet into Queensland

The border has already been closed to Victoria following a coronavirus outbreak in the city of Melbourne.

Celebs, crew and hosts Ant and Dec land in Queensland a week before the impending series.

Should they jet into the state ahead of the upcoming series – they will have to go into quarantine for 14 days to ensure they follow the Aussie rules.

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Currently, it is unclear as to whether the restrictions will still be in place when I’m A Celeb returns in November.

ITV director Kevin Lygo is said to be moving “heaven and earth” to get a string of famous faces into the jungle

The Queensland government issued a statement reading: “A person arriving in Queensland from overseas is required to quarantine in a nominated place for 14 days, as instructed by a relevant government officer, whether Queensland is the person’s final destination, or not unless you have received an exemption, which is rare.”

Last week, ITV boss Kevin Lygo revealed that the company are doing everything possible to ensure that the programme goes ahead later this year.

It’s said that ITV has struck a deal with the Aussie government and border agencies to ensure that the show goes ahead.

Celebs will not be returning to the Palazzo Versace hotel this year and will instead return straight back to Blighty

Speaking to The Sun, an insider said: “Part of it is that there will be no huge entourage waiting for celebrities to leave the jungle.”

“And no friends means no Versace Hotel, where they have always stayed in the lap of luxury. When celebs are evicted they’ll be on the first plane home.”

Daily Star Online has approached ITV for comment.





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