Where is ITV’s I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here filmed?
Since the start of the second series back in 2003, right up to the current 2014 shows, Australia’s Springbrook National Park has been used by ITV as the I’m a Celebrity filming location.
The park, which is situated near the popular holiday destination of Queensland’s Gold Coast, covers a total area of over 27 square kilometers. The town of Murwillumbah, which lies just a few miles south of the Queensland border in New South Wales, has also been used to film some of the hit reality show.
Though undoubtedly an area of great natural beauty, whether you’d officially class the section of parkland used for filming as a full on jungle, is perhaps debatable.
The original 2002 season, won by radio DJ Tony Blackburn, was filmed much further north on Australia’s west coast, in Cairns, Queensland.
The lineup of celebrities entering the jungle this November include actor and presenter Craig Charles, newsreader Michael Buerk, American model Kendra Wilkinson, retired football player Jimmy Bullard, The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins, motorcycle racing legend Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty, rapper Tinchy Stryder, singer/model/actress Nadia Forde, ‘Allo ‘Allo! actress Vicki Michelle and model/television presenter Melanie Sykes.
Although the series is broadcast in November and December while winter in the UK, at that time it is of course summer in Australia and the rest of the southern hemisphere. The Australian summer of 2013 in particular proved to be even hotter than normal, with very high numbers of bush fires being reported.
So in addition to the usual poor diet and often unenviable company, the I’m a Celeb contestants can add exceptionally hot and dry conditions to their list of challenges.
Airing each January, not long after the British contestants and crew have left camp, the German version of IACGMOOH is also filmed at Murwillumbah. The next series is currently due to start in the New Year of 2015.