Ant and Dec confirm filming of I’m A Celebrity… All Stars in South Africa

Ant and Dec confirm filming of I’m A Celebrity… All Stars in South Africa

The highly anticipated I’m A Celeb All Stars series is set to hit our TV screens as early as next year.

Presenters Ant and Dec have confirmed that they are currently in South Africa filming for the brand new spin-off of the hit ITV series I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Ant and Dec revealed the exciting news on Twitter on Thursday, writing: “South Africaaaaaaa! That’s right, we’re filming a very special version of I’m A Celebrity in South Africa, coming to your TVs in 2023.”

Exciting: The moderator duo announced the spin-off show I'm a Celebrity All Stars

Great news! Presenters Ant and Dec have confirmed they are filming in South Africa for the brand new ITV spin-off series I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here – All Stars

Ant and Dec revealed the exciting news on Twitter on Thursday, writing:

Ant and Dec revealed the exciting news on Twitter on Thursday, writing: “South Africaaaaaaa! That’s right, we’re filming a very special version of ‘I’m A Celebrity’ in South Africa coming to your TVs in 2023.

Alongside the tweet, a video showed the television duo speaking on a rocky terrain with scenic mountains and water all around them, saying, “We have news.”

Describing it as “TV’s worst kept secret,” Dec continues, “We can confirm that we’re doing a very special series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ In South Africa!

“It will be your favorite stars from the last 20 years coming back to do it once more.”

The Geordie duo, who have hosted the show since it started in 2002, announced that the ITV show is set to return Down Under later this year.

They also answered questions about the series, which is returning to Australia later this year after the previous two series took place at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ant asks his co-star, “But are we going to Australia Declan?” to which Dec replies, “Yes, we are. This year we are flying to Australia again. That will be next year.’

Construction of the famous camp has begun and parts of the set will be connected by a suspended air bridge in the Blyde River Canyon in North East South Africa.

Duo: Dec describes it as the

Duo: Dec describes it as the “worst kept secret on TV” and continues: “We can confirm that we are doing a very special series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” In South Africa!’

Ant McPartlin, 46, told hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart Radio on May 26 this year: ‘The plan is that we go back to Australia. It must go back to its spiritual home. Everyone wants to see some sun on TV this time of year.”

With the show rumored to be hitting screens on November 13th, Ant and Dec got to work filming the promos.

Declan Donnelly was spotted beaming alongside co-star Ant a few weeks ago this week as he was pictured back at work for the first time since the sudden death of his older brother Dermot.

The 46-year-old presenter was “beyond devastated” last month after his “dearest” Roman Catholic priest brother Dermot Donnelly died aged 55 following a breakdown at his parish in Newcastle.

But Dec seemed to be recovering from his family tragedy as he plunged into his work while filming “skydiving” scenes for a brand new I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! ad.

And it seemed like ITV was pulling out all the stops for the new series, as the duo were seen hooked to harnesses and suspended from a wire as they simulated jumping out of a helicopter.

As proof that they weren’t afraid to do their own stunts, Ant and Dec were seen dangling in the air using a wind machine while crew members maneuvered the ropes holding them up.

'It Must Return to Its Spiritual Home': Ant and Dec Confirmed I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!  will return to Australia (pictured at Global Studios on Thursday)

‘It Must Return to Its Spiritual Home’: Ant and Dec Confirmed I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will return to Australia (pictured at Global Studios on Thursday)

The show has been moved between the UK and Australia during the pandemic due to strict Covid-19 travel restrictions.

In December last year, Ant and his co-star Dec Donnelly, also 46, spoke about wanting to return to Australia and joked that they could “torture” housemates more Down Under.

Ant said: “I think we’d love to go back to Australia. We’ve had a great time in Wales for two years – we felt really welcome and at home – but Australia is really his homeland so we’d love to go back next year if we can.”

Yay!  The Geordie duo - who have hosted the show since it started in 2002 - announced that the ITV show is set to return Down Under later this year (pictured in 2019).

Yay! The Geordie duo – who have hosted the show since it started in 2002 – announced that the ITV show is set to return Down Under later this year (pictured in 2019).

Unforeseen circumstances: The previous two series have taken place at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to the Covid-19 pandemic (pictured December 2021).

Unforeseen circumstances: The previous two series have taken place at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to the Covid-19 pandemic (pictured December 2021).

Selfie: During an appearance on This Morning, the couple also gave credence to speculation that an All-Stars spin-off series would be filmed in South Africa (pictured with a fan outside of Heart Radio)

Selfie: During an appearance on This Morning, the couple also gave credence to speculation that an All-Stars spin-off series would be filmed in South Africa (pictured with a fan outside of Heart Radio)

Busy day: The couple seemed ready for business as they began a day of interviews Good mood: Dec wore a shirt, matching pants and white sneakers

Busy day: The couple seemed ready for business as they began a day of interviews

Hard workers: The couple also spoke about their new book before hosting the Prince's Trust Awards during their series of interviews

Hard workers: The couple also spoke about their new book before hosting the Prince’s Trust Awards during their series of interviews

Dec added: “We can torment them more in Australia. Conditions are tougher outside and there are all kinds of creepy crawlies at camp, so it’s definitely tougher in Australia.”

The couple also gave credence to speculation that an All-Stars spin-off series would be filmed in South Africa.

Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield this morning, Ant confirmed: “It’s a spin-off of the main show where we have ex-camp mates all coming together in South Africa and facing challenges and trials… shall I keep talking? “

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Spilling the tea: This Morning, Ant confirmed to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘It’s a spin-off of the main show where we have ex-camp mates all coming together in South Africa and going up against challenges and trials… do I keep talking?’

Secret spill: Dec joked:

Secret spill: Dec joked: “He’s gone again, he can’t stop talking!”, with Ant insisting viewers “want to know”

Dec joked, “He’s gone again, he can’t stop talking!” and Ant insisted viewers “want to know”.

A source previously said: “Fans have been crying out for a Best Of series for years and their prayers are being answered.

“The South African project is in no way a backup, it’s a completely different series. All of the iconic names that have made the show so popular over the years will return to the campfire and compete to be crowned Best Of champions.

“There are so many to choose from and now the most debated are being singled out.

Elsewhere, the nation’s favorite duo spoke about their legendary drag act Saturday Night Takeaway on the morning of back-to-back interviews.

Ant recalled: “We’ve had a lot of messages from parents saying, ‘My boy is different, he likes to dress differently, but he can go to school now and can now do and dress however he wants’ – which is great is. We never expected that, we thought we would have some fun.

Dec chimed in: “I have a newfound respect for anyone who walks in heels.”

Unforgettable: Elsewhere on the morning of back-to-back interviews, the nation's favorite duo spoke about their iconic drag act on Saturday night's take-out (pictured in February

Unforgettable: Elsewhere on the morning of back-to-back interviews, the nation’s favorite duo spoke about their iconic drag act on Saturday night’s take-out (pictured in February