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I’m A Celebrity UK 2020 becomes the most-watched show of the YEAR after 12.1m watch final

I’m A Celebrity becomes the most-watched show of the YEAR after 12.1m viewers tuned in to see Giovanna Fletcher crowned series champion

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! has become the most-watched programme of 2020.

In a time when the nation in the midst of a second lockdown, millions tuned into the first ever UK-based series, with 12.1 million viewers watching Giovanna Fletcher be crowned series champion.

This year’s I’m A Celebrity also brought in ITV’s biggest audience since 2018 with its launch episode in November, as over 14 million watched the celebrities move into Gwrych Castle.

Wow! I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! has become the most-watched programme of 2020, as a peak of 12 million viewers tuned in to see Giovanna Fletcher crowned series champion

The latest series of I’m A Celebrity came to a close with a park of 12.1 million viewers turning into the final, averaging at 11.4 million, up 800,000 viewers on last year.

Following the inclusion of non-TV devices, the total number of viewers for the final reached 11.6 million.

I’m A Celebrity also saw a huge boost from young viewers, with an average of 2.8 million, and 66 per cent of 16-34 year-olds watching throughout the series.

In total this year’s series was the second most-watched in I’m A Celebrity history, coming in behind the 2018 series.  

Amazing: This year's series, which was filmed in the UK for the first time, is the second-watched in the show's history, and the launch was the most-watched programme of 2020

Amazing: This year’s series, which was filmed in the UK for the first time, is the second-watched in the show’s history, and the launch was the most-watched programme of 2020

I’M A CELEBRITY FINAL FIGURES 

2020 – 11.6 million

2019 – 10.83m

2018 – 13.04m

2017 – 10.68m

2016 – 11.96m

2015 – 10.94m

2014 – 11.47m 

2013 – 12.26m

2012 – 10.74m

2011 – 10.82m 

2010 – 13.48m

2009 – 10.54m 

2008 – 9.80m  

The series also began with a total of 14.3 million viewers once catch-up and non-TV devices were included, which is the biggest ever audience for a launch episode in the show’s history.

It’s also the most-watched single show of the year excluding news specials, and brought in ITV’s biggest audience since the World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia in 2018. 

Much of this year’s I’m A Celebrity was broadcast while England was in the grip of its second COVID-19 lockdown, with all non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and entertainment venues forced to close.

For the first time in the show’s history production was moved from Australia to Wales due to travel restrictions introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The series concluded on December 4 with author Giovanna crowned series champion, beating out DJ Jordan North and presenter Vernon Kay.  

Since leaving the castle, Giovanna has been enjoying quality time back with her husband Tom Fletcher and their sons, Buzz, six, Buddy, four, and Max, two. 

On Thursday, she shared a glam snap on her Instagram from home as she sipped on a generous glass of wine with her McFly star beau, 35.

Incredible: The record-breaking numbers tuned in to see Giovanna Fletcher crowned series champion, beating out Jordan North and Vernon Kay

Incredible: The record-breaking numbers tuned in to see Giovanna Fletcher crowned series champion, beating out Jordan North and Vernon Kay

Alongside the cosy selfie, Giovanna revealed that she is ‘still processing’ her time on I’m A Celebrity but is ‘very happy’ to be reunited with him.     

She even admitted that she has been spending her time ‘watching bits back’ from the reality TV show and has been ‘finding it hilarious’. 

She penned: ‘Still processing the last month. I feel so thankful, grateful and honoured to have been a part of such an uplifting, fun and special show!! 

‘I’ve been watching bits back and finding it hilarious. I miss my camp mates (although very happy to be reunited with this one!!!!!). Thanks for all the love and messages. You all rock. Xx’ (sic) 

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2020 available on the ITV Hub. 

Family: The author has been settling back into her family life after reuniting with her husband Tom Fletcher, 35, and their young sons - Buzz, six, Buddy, four, and Max, two

Family: The author has been settling back into her family life after reuniting with her husband Tom Fletcher, 35, and their young sons – Buzz, six, Buddy, four, and Max, two 

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