I’m A Celeb: Extra Camp axed after almost 20 years

It's reportedly too expensive to make

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by Alex Ross |
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It's been on our TV screens since 2002, running alongside I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, but now it's been confirmed that I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp has been axed by ITV.

Joel Dommett, who has hosted the show since 2017, confirmed the news on social media, revealing it's just too expensive to make out in Australia.

Posting a number of photos on Instagram from his time on the show, Joel wrote, "Sad news - The time has unfortunately come to put Extra Camp to bed in its uncomfortable hammock. The show will no longer continue. It’s been a huge privilege to be a part a show with such a rich history filled with amazing hosts."

He added, "The producers have assured me that @emilyatackofficial @adamthomas21 and myself are not to blame - they said the show was better than ever and also that Joel is the sexiest presenter we have ever had (I wasn’t listening but it was something like that).

"It is simply because it’s expensive given how late it’s on and the funds will be used in more prime time slots. I’ve told them that Adam will do it for free but the decision is made."

Check out all of the past winners of I'm A Celebrity:

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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winners radio stacked

1. Tony Blackburn1 of 21
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1. Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn was the first celebrity to win the show back in 2002.

2. Phil Tufnell2 of 21
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2. Phil Tufnell

England cricketer Phil Tufnell won the show with his hilarious personality in 2003.

3. Kerry Katona3 of 21
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3. Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona was the first woman to win the show in 2004.

Joe Pasquale4 of 21
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4. Joe Pasquale

Joe Pasquale won the show when it returned later in the year of 2004.

Carol Thatcher5 of 21
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5. Carol Thatcher

Journalist Carol Thatcher won the show in 2005 when she beat soap stars Sheree Murphy and Sid Owen.

Matt Willis6 of 21
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6. Matt Willis

Busted member Matt Willis was a popular winner in 2006.

Christopher Biggins7 of 21
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7. Christopher Biggins

Lovable Biggins shared the jungle with the likes of Katie Hopkins and Janice Dickinson and went on to win the show in 2007.

Joe Swash8 of 21
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8. Joe Swash

Cheeky chap Joe Swash swapped EastEnders for the jungle and won the show in 2008.

9. Gino D'Acampo9 of 21
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9. Gino D'Acampo

The nation fell in love with Gino in 2009.

10. Stacey Solomom10 of 21
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10. Stacey Solomon

After showing off her bubbly personality on The X Factor, Stacey Solomon entered the jungle and won the show in 2010.

11. Dougie Poynter11 of 21
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11. Dougie Poynter

McFly guitarist Dougie Poynter was crowned King of the Jungle ahead of TOWIE's Mark Wright in 2011.

Charlie Brooks12 of 21
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12. Charlie Brooks

EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks couldn't believe it when Ant and Dec announced her as the winner in 2012.

13. Kian Egan13 of 21
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13. Kian Egan

After 22 days in the jungle, Westlife star Kian Egan was crowned the King in 2013.

Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty14 of 21
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14. Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty

Retired world super bike racer Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty won over the viewing public in 2014.

Vicky Pattison15 of 21
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15. Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison showed a different side to her usual Geordie Shore antics, winning over the public and being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

Scarlett Moffatt16 of 21
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16. Scarlett Moffatt

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt was crowned Queen of the Jungle after winning the show in 2016.

Georgia Toff17 of 21
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17. Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

Made In Chelsea star Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo won the show in 2017 after beating Jamie Lomas.

Harry Redknapp18 of 21
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18. Harry Redknapp

Former football manager Harry Redknapp is the current King of the Jungle after beating Emily Atack in 2018.

Jacqueline Jossa19 of 21
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19. Jacqueline Jossa

Despite the likes of Ian Wright and Caitlyn Jenner signing up for the 2019 series, it was former EastEnders actress Jac Jossa who was crowned Queen of the Jungle, beating Coronation Street's Andy Whyment in the final.

Giovanna Fletcher20 of 21
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20. Giovanna Fletcher

Podcaster Giovanna Fletcher became the first ever Queen of the Castle in 2020, going up against the likes of Shane Richie, Vernon Kay and Mo Farah!

Danny Miller21 of 21
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21. Danny Miller

Emmerdale actor Danny Miller became the first ever KING of the Castle in 2021 after a hectic series. He went up against the likes of David Ginola, Simon Gregson and Frankie Bridge!

Joel then thanked bosses for his time on the show, adding, "Thank you to all the crew who have made this the most wonderful 3 years, you have shaped me as a person and presenter. I’ve learnt so much. Thank you to everyone for watching #extracamp."

A number of former contestants and presenters commented on the post, Scarlett Moffatt, who hosted alongside Joe Swash in both 2017 and 2018 wrote, "You lot did an amazing job!! Xx So many fab memories with you and @realjoeswashy ❤️."

Adam Thomas then found the funny side of Joel's comment, writing "😂😂😂😂😂 👏👏👏 ❤️."

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Joe Swash also posted about the news. simply writing, 'GUTTED!!!'. [sic]

I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp, formerly known as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! until 2015, first hit our screens in 2002.

The show, which airs after the main show on ITV2 has had a number of different presenters over the years, including Kelly Osbourne, Caroline Flack, Laura Whitmore, Joe Swash, Russell Kane and Emily Atack.

The main show, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, will return to our TV screens later in 2020.

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