Where is I'm a Celebrity filmed? Jungle location revealed

Where exactly do the celebrities spend the best part of three weeks battling to be crowned King or Queen of the jungle?

Ever wondered just how remote ITV's famous jungle camp really is?

With a new series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! hitting our screens, a plane load of famous campers are bush-bound, and we've got all the inside details on where exactly they're headed to.

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Where is I'm a Celebrity filmed?

We've been visiting the jungle camp for the best part of 20 years now, so I'm a Celebrity's set is a familiar sight - but how many fans know its real location?

The British version of ITV series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is currently shot at Springbrook National Park, in Queensland, Australia.

A forest wilderness formed by the eruption of a volcano 23 million years ago, Springbrook has been a Unesco world heritage-listed national park since December 1994 and 80% of its plants and flowers can only be found in the Australian rainforest - so there's plenty more to look at than reality stars eating fish eyeballs.

The park is located approximately 100km south of Brisbane, which often features in the first episode when the stars meet at a fancy hotel, and lies 45 minutes from the Gold Coast. Covering a total area of 6,725 hectares, it is made up of four sections – Springbrook, Natural Bridge, Mount Cougal and Numinbah.

We usually see the celebs split into groups, travelling from Brisbane to the park either by helicopter, small plane or boat, and those that fly there tackle their first challenge by parachuting in whilst other wade through rivers into the forest.

The contestants on the show, which has run since 2002, enter a 'jungle' camp that is situated at the very south of the park, at a disused banana plantation in an area called Dungay Creek, near Murwillumbah - a town of just 7,000 people.

In 2003, while heralding the financial benefits the show was giving the small town, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper described the ITV production as "probably the biggest British occupation since Basra".

Has the series always taken place at Springbrook?

The 2018 series will be the 18th season of the show, and all except the first year have been filmed in Springbrook National Park. The inaugural series in 2002 took place at King Ranch, near Tully in northern Queensland.

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Will I’m A Celebrity stay at Springbrook?

In 2016, the show’s creators signed up for another three years of filming at the Dungay Creek site, so the deal is almost up.

However, relations between ITV and the site’s owner Craig Parker have reportedly been strained over the years and Parker appeared in court during the same year to answer claims that he damaged the show’s set and assaulted a member of the ITV security team.

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In 2009, the show ran into legal trouble on the site when winner Gino D'Acampo and his co-star Stuart Manning were charged with animal cruelty for killing and cooking a rat during one episode, although ITV later accepted responsibility for them.

Parker has, in the past, been reported as being “sick and tired” of having the cast and crew of the show on his land, leading to the scouting of other potential locations for future series. Kangaroo Island in South Australia was among alternative locations said to have been considered.

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