Belfast Telegraph

ITV set for I'm A Celebrity return

ITV is lining up a triple whammy of big-hitters as it aims to dominate TV ratings with the launch of the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Newly released schedule details show the celebrity baiting jungle show will kick off on November 14, straight after The X Factor results show.

And to complete the audience-grabbing night, the network will broadcast the premiere of an eagerly awaited Take That documentary.

TT fans will have another cause for celebration that night as the reformed five-piece are expected to appear on The X Factor programme.

The documentary, Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare, follows the reunion of Robbie Williams with his former bandmates.

The band's return has already been a massive commercial success, with more than one million tickets being sold for their tour in less than 24 hours on Friday.

ITV Controller of Entertainment, John Kaye Cooper, said: "We're thrilled that our great relationship with Take That continues and they feel ITV will be able to give viewers and fans the first opportunity to see this amazingly frank and honest film about the last 12 months of Britain's best loved band."

The channel is refusing to comment on the jungle line-up for this year's I'm A Celebrity but athlete Linford Christie, former MP Lembit Opik and X Factor failure Stacey Solomon are reported to be in the running.

The contestants will again be isolated from the outside world with basic food rations as they cope with the occasionally hostile environment and each other during the hunt for the king or queen of the jungle.


From Belfast Telegraph