“I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement before anyone from ITV so much as visited, and the actual name of the programme was never confirmed until we were very close to signing contracts in July,” Mark explained. “It would usually take us over two years to raise £300,000.”
“With the second wave of Covid, the programme has saved not only us but many local businesses.”
“Hundreds of jobs have kept going because ITV has employed them on site,” he told Radio Times.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! debuts on Sunday, November 15 on ITV.