Im A Celebrity stars set to quarantine for two weeks to avoid Covid headache

I’m A Celebrity producers will enforce a compulsory two-week quarantine for celebs this year to keep them safe in camp, according to reports.

Bosses are said to be make sure that each celebrity isolates alone to avoid some of the problems the BBC have had with Strictly Come Dancing.

Last year's celebrities had to quarantine for a fortnight before they entered the Gwrych castle, where the show will take place again this year.

A source revealed to The Sun: “All of the celebrities will have to quarantine alone for a fortnight.

"Once this ends they will enter the camp, which is basically then their bubble for the whole series.

“Testing will be done regularly in camp and on the set to ensure all the cast and crew are safe.

“ITV thinks this is the best case scenario and will stop any headaches surrounding Covid, which has been a nightmare for the BBC with Strictly.”

A show spokesperson told OK!: "Like last year, our celebrities will do a two week quarantine with regular testing prior to entering the castle, and will then form a bubble for the duration of their time on the show."

Strictly was said to have been thrown into chaos at the start of the series, with three professional dancers reportedly refusing the vaccine.

And after the first week’s performances, McFly’s Tom Fletcher and his partner Amy Dowden tested positive for the virus and were forced to miss a week while they isolated separately.

This year’s I’m A Celebrity will take place in Gwrych Castle in North Wales for the second year in a row amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

With filming due to take place next month, plenty of famous faces are forming part of the unconfirmed line-up.

Good Morning Britain star Richard Madeley, presenter Maya Jama and Eastenders star Adam Woodyatt are among those rumoured to be entering the Welsh castle.

Richard is thought to have agreed a contract worth a whopping £200,000 for an appearance on the reality show.

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Discussing the rumour that he may be entering the famous camp on Good Morning Britain, the presenter coyly said: “I’m asked this every year, well most years they ask me to do it and I usually give an equivocal reply.

“I’ve checked with ITV on what they want me to say about this because I may be going in or I may not be going in.

“ITV quite like its people not to confirm or deny, I could be a hare that’s running in the race, or I could not be. I could be a distraction. That’s, I’m afraid, where I have to leave it.”

A TV insider has said: “Richard’s been asked year after year but the timing has never been right. But now, finally, he’s said ‘Yes.’

“He’s a favourite with ITV execs. He’s brilliant off and on screen so it seemed as good a time as any to throw caution to the wind and eat animal bits.”

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