But on Sunday night, much to the delight of millions of viewers, I’m A Celebrity began with hosts Ant and Dec coming live from the show’s new home, Gwrych Castle in Abergele.
And, just before we got our first look at this year’s I’m A Celebrity lineup in action, the guys revealed that the show was forced to change the way contestants arrive on location.
Dec explained, “Normally in Australia we start with five celebrities in a helicopter, but unfortunately that can’t happen this year,” before Ant added, “The good news is they each have a helicopter! ”
Dec joked: “Even helicopters are socially left behind… how very 2020! “
This year’s camp mates, including Mo Farah and Vernon Kay, had been isolated in the weeks leading up to the show’s start and that, in addition to being forced to arrive alone, meant that the viewers were completely bewildered when they all kissed.
Speaking to Twitter, one posted: “They all have their own helicopters to outrun social media. Celebrities: * Kissing *… well it was pollution for nothing then “, and another commented:” Why did they have to enter separately the helicopters hug and kiss when they are on the ground . ”
A third responded: “So they spent all this money on a helicopter each so that they hug 3 seconds after the meeting?” ”
The celebrities formed a bubble, similar to the one formed by couples on the new Strictly Come Dancing series, to bring them closer to the show.
So if you see a supportive hug every now and then, don’t worry because no rules are actually broken.
Campmates should also be tested every three days.