This year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' campmates, and co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, will be tested for coronavirus every three days throughout the new series, as part of ITV's Covid security measures.

Giovanna Fletcher

Giovanna Fletcher

ITV have developed a Covid Management Plan to ensure production of the show, which is taking place at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales, this year, will go ahead as safely as possible amid the pandemic.

Part of the extensive Covid Management Plan reads: "Ant and Dec have formed a close contact cohort which means they can stand and work together when they need to, as long as they receive regular Covid tests, provided by a reputable supplier and overseen by our medical team.  They will have tests every three days.

"The celebrities in camp have been isolating for the past two weeks where they have been receiving regular Covid tests.

"They will form a close contact cohort which will mean they are able to live together as a bubble.  They will also be tested every three days.

"Access to both celebrities and to Ant and Dec by the production team will be extremely limited, always at distance and subject to strict protocols."

The current 'I'm A Celebrity' site has "less than half the workforce" that the programme had when it was based in Australia.

What's more, site personnel will wear proximity buzzers to ensure they are socially distancing, and staff will be encouraged to "regularly wash hands".

Despite the change in location, ITV have insisted the castle has provided "much inspiration" for the trials, and the celebrities - who includes the likes of Olympic legend Sir Mo Farah, author Giovanna Fletcher, and 'Coronation Street' legend Beverley Callard - "won't be short of a fright or two".

Richard Cowles, ITV Studios Director of Entertainment, said: "Everyone on the production team has worked incredibly hard to bring 'I’m A Celebrity' to Wales and a massive part of making that possible has been developing our protocols around Covid.  

"We have worked with ITV’s Independent Chief Medical Officer Dr Paul Litchfield, ITV’s Health and Safety Department and our own health and safety and medical teams to keep everyone connected with the production, both in front of and behind the camera, as safe as possible."

Dr Paul Litchfield added: "Those involved in 'I’m A Celebrity' are used to working safely in extreme and difficult environments.

"The procedures and protocols developed aim to provide defence in depth against the coronavirus, applying industry best practice while always adhering to government and local guidelines."