LONDON (Reuters) – British broadcaster ITV will this year preserve its actuality TV uncover “I’m A Megastar … Get Me Out of Right here” in a ruined English citadel in chilly weather moderately than the heat of the Australian jungle, as COVID-19 restrictions manufacture world fade all nevertheless inconceivable.
Forcing a community of celebrities to take share in “Bushtucker Trials” to win food and steer obvious of elimination, the programme has become a ratings winner for the industrial channel as contestants fight to win a public vote.
ITV talked about the celebrities would want to swap their shorts for thermals nevertheless they would preserve the pains and challenges the identical, to withhold the tone of a uncover which is followed every night time by 1000’s of 1000’s of viewers.
“We pulled out the total stops to strive and manufacture the series occur in Australia,” talked about Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios.
“Unfortunately, resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and no matter us searching at many different contingencies, it turned apparent that it lawful wasn’t that it is probably you’ll well well also mediate of.”
ITV, Britain’s most attention-grabbing industrial free-to-air broadcaster, has been badly hit by the pandemic, with production on reveals cancelled and advertising and marketing tumbling.
The fact survival programme, which has been followed in loads of different countries, is a key share of its schedule. Working for loads of weeks thru November, it has historically shown celebrities in bikinis and shorts searching to win public votes.
Reporting by Kate Holton; bettering by Stephen Addison