I’m A Celebrity ‘eliminations set to start TONIGHT…with AT LEAST one campmate sent packing’

I’m A Celeb 2021 eliminations begin TONIGHT…with AT LEAST one campmate expected to pack his bags and leave Gwrych Castle


At least one campmate will be kicked off the show on Sunday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The first contestant is usually sent home after the tenth day of entry, but this year’s eliminations are thought to be on day 15.

Eliminations usually start after 10 days, but the format has changed after the abrupt departure of Richard Madeley and the series being temporarily taken off the air due to Storm Arwen.

Broken ties: At least one I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here campmate gets kicked off on Sunday night’s episode, it’s been reported

It comes after Richard Madeley was forced to withdraw from the competition after breaking the show’s Covid bubble with a hospital visit.

Friday’s ratings have dropped again to just 4.5 million viewers, according to nightly figures.

The ratings of the ITV show plummeted again on Thursday night, dropping a staggering 553,000 viewers from the previous night.

Tragic: The first contestant is usually sent home after the tenth day of entry, but this year's eliminations are believed to be on day 15 (photo Ant & Dec)

Tragic: The first contestant is usually sent home after the tenth day of entry, but this year’s eliminations are believed to be on day 15 (photo Ant & Dec)

Analysis of the evening’s ratings showed that an average of 4.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the show, which was a drastic drop for Wednesday night’s 5.16 million viewers.

Thursday’s peak, meanwhile, saw 5.46 million viewers, compared to 5.12 million on Wednesday – representing a drop of 340,000 viewers before peak numbers.

The dwindling numbers, which have continued to fall throughout the week, come in the wake of Storm Arwen, who forced the ITV show off the air on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, to the fury of viewers at home.

Cheerio: It comes after Richard Madeley was forced to pull out of the competition after breaking the show's Covid bubble with a hospital visit

Cheerio: It comes after Richard Madeley was forced to pull out of the competition after breaking the show’s Covid bubble with a hospital visit

Despite the declining numbers, the show remains the most watched show of the evening, with 30.6% viewers in its timeslot.

The comparison between Thursday’s and Wednesday’s figures came after another drop was noted between Wednesday and Tuesday.

The nightly ratings for Wednesday’s December 1 episode showed 5.16 million fans tuned in — down from the 5.44 million average watched the previous night.

The viewership so far in the 2021 series pales in comparison to the ratings series 18 in 2018 – won by Harry Redknapp – which averaged a whopping 12.14 million.

What a shame: In a further blow to the show, ratings for this year's series have plummeted compared to previous series

What a shame: In a further blow to the show, ratings for this year’s series have plummeted compared to previous series

The last two series of I’m A Celeb were shot at the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.

Stars were forced to endure 8°C cold temperatures and no protection from the elements after bosses paid £1million to secure site use when production was forced to shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions. to move to Australia.

And while the Welsh setting charmed a captive audience in lockdown during the hit 2020 series, it doesn’t seem to spark the same interest this year.

Disaster!  It comes after the program was taken off the air for three nights after extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage to the set, forcing the celebrities to be removed from their camp and quarantined.

Disaster! It comes after the program was taken off the air for three nights after the extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage on set and the celebrities had to be removed from their camp and quarantined.

It comes after the program was taken off the air for three nights after the extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage to the set, forcing the celebrities to be removed from their camp and quarantined.

About the show’s return at the start of the program, Dec joked, “Hello! It’s been a crazy few days, but the castle is back in business and the storm clouds are about to lift on I’m A Celebrity!’

Ant added: “It feels so good to be back, we haven’t been with you since Friday as it caused a lot of damage from the storm.

‘The castle was fine though, turns out these places are built to last! We worked hard to get the show back on track and the team did a fantastic job.”

Dangerous: The show's return at the start of the program, Dec (right) quipped,

Dangerous: The show’s return at the start of the program, Dec (right) quipped, “Hello! It’s been a crazy few days, but the castle is back in business and the storm clouds are about to lift on I’m A Celebrity!’

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