I’m a Celebrity TV series to end in 2021

Image copyright ITV Image caption I’m a Celebrity will return for another series in 2021

After 15 series, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! will finally end its run on ITV.

The contract between producer Endemol Shine and broadcaster ITV will not be renewed in 2021.

Back in 2004, Dannii Minogue became the third celebrity to win the show. “Never say never,” she joked afterwards.

From November 2020, the celebrity jungle is likely to return on Sunday nights from 20 November.

A tweet from ITV’s official account, announcing the fact that the show will be ending in 2021, contained this message: “Everyone at Endemol Shine and ITV thanks you for watching #ImACeleb. In 2021, the show will have been on air for 12 years.”

The exact reason for the cancellation is not yet known. The producer’s list of series, with dates at the end of each show, is available here.

We’ve put together a list of the main celebrities who have been a part of the show, with comments from the show’s producers, so you can now prepare for the next series.

Adam Thomas

Image copyright ITV Image caption Adam Thomas left the jungle after just two days

On his exit, he said: “I was in the jungle for two days and I had zero experience of public speaking or anything.

“I didn’t even know what an agony aunt was, but when I got back I rang Dan and said, ‘Dan, I’m alright, I’m alright’.”

Joe Swash

Image copyright ITV Image caption Joe Swash lasted a little less than a week

“He actually has total egg on his face,” said the ex-EastEnders actor. “All these hilarious rumours that he’s going to do the jungle again, no we have zero plans at the moment. We just hope it continues for a few more years.”

Freddie Starr

Image copyright ITV Image caption Freddie Starr is not officially coming back for the next series

On his exit, the entertainer said: “I’m shocked. I didn’t come on this show to be a celebrity. I came on this show to win the thing, that’s what I wanted to do.”

Nicola McLean

Image copyright ITV Image caption Former glamour model Nicola McLean is unlikely to be back for I’m a Celebrity’s final series

“I absolutely love doing this show,” she said. “Every year it starts to feel more like the last year it’ll be coming back and I’ll miss it all.”

George Shelley

Image copyright ITV Image caption Former Union J singer George Shelley had a short spell in the jungle

On his departure, he said: “It’s not my decision. I’ve not left a text. I’m walking away because I didn’t want to show my true colours and keep my head down and look like I’m doing OK.

“If I really wanted to do it, I’d be here now. If I was coming in now, I would be much stronger.”

Lorraine Kelly

Image copyright ITV Image caption Lorraine Kelly has been on the show for 11 years

She has been on the show for 11 years, but said: “I’ve been wistful – I haven’t actually turned up.”

Denise Welch

Image copyright ITV Image caption Denise Welch has been on the show for eight years

“I felt grumpy while I was in there and I think it made me grumpy and I don’t want to be grumpy,” she said.

“I’m not coming back, I’d like to come back. But there’s no magic fix.”


The sixth series, which took place from November 2006 to September 2008, featured former Big Brother contestants Jason Donovan, Simone Lloyd and Nadia Sawalha.

While Ant McPartlin filmed a new series of I’m a Celebrity, Save Me, he was unable to host his Saturday Night Takeaway show, with Declan Donnelly hosting from London.

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