Inside £250-a-night rooms I’m A Celeb stars will stay as they axe famous Versace hotel

After two years in a castle in Wales, I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! has made a return to Australia.

However, on their exit from the jungle, there is one feature that won't be the same – and that's the jungled-up celebrities entering the gleaming foyer of the Palazzo Versace Hotel upon their elimination, which is where the celebrities usually stay post-eviction until the end of the series.

Despite the luxury hotel – said to be £1,000 a night to stay – being used by ITV since the show started in Australia in 2004, the broadcasters have decided to take the celebrities somewhere different this year.

In a major shake up by ITV they will instead be staying at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa, where rooms start from £256.

The hotel is close by to the Versace hotel but it is thought to be costing ITV less money for the accommodation.

On the decision to switch bases, a source told The Sun: "ITV has used the Versace ever since the series came to Queensland in 2004. Those classic scenes of the muddy, exhausted celebs arriving in the glamorous, gleaming lobby are part of I’m A Celeb’s very fabric.

"The new hotel is lovely, but just different to the bouji opulence of the Versace, which is so well-known to viewers.”

Whilst the JW Marriott Gold Coast doesn't quite match up to the opulence of the Versace Palazzo, the celebrities are by no means going to be slumming it (apart from when they are actually in the jungle).

The JW Marriott Gold Coast hotel boasts ocean view rooms and a stunning pool area, although it's expected to cost ITV less for the celebrities to stay here than the Versace.

The countdown is now on for the first eviction and as previously reported, it is thought the first one to leave could walk out of camp on Friday night as there is an extended show which would allow time for them to be quizzed by hosts Ant and Dec.

The first eviction of this year's series is expected to take place and fans have already worked out who it might be.

ITV star Stephen Mulhern has also expressed his opinions on who he thinks will be the first person to be evicted from the jungle.


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