Show bosses have been working tirelessly to bring the 2020 series to TV amid the coronavirus crisis, but despite the obstacles in their way, execs are confident it will go ahead.
The series sees participants spend approximately three weeks in the Australian jungle while competing to be crowned king or queen of the show.
Now the former Coronation Street star, 24, has been tipped to appear in the jungle later this year.
The soap star has been hotly tipped to head Down Under, with the bookies pricing her at 5/4 to enter the jungle, down from 2/1.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Lucy Fallon is fast-becoming a dead-cert to be the next soap star to appear on I’m A Celeb.”
Mirror Online has contacted Lucy’s reps and ITV for comment.
Restrictions have made it difficult to plan for the forthcoming series, which is hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Australia currently has a two week quarantine process for new arrivals to the country and there is also the issue of social distancing to take into consideration.
It comes as this year’s contestants will no longer be met by friends or family when they exit the jungle after ITV axed flights for loved ones.
The Sun reports I’m A Celeb bosses have cancelled plans to pay for friends and family to fly to Australia as part of the series.
In the past, I’m A Celeb has splashed roughly £100,000 on business class seats for contestants to have friendly faces to meet them at the end of the show.
The trip would also include a seven-night stays at Palazzo Versace hotel on Australia’s Golden Coast.
But now the series is closing its purse in an effort to cut costs after advertising income for ITV dropped as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak.
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