Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin, hosts of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.
Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin, hosts of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here. Facebook

I'm a Celebrity TV show back for three years in Mur'bah

PRODUCERS of a hit UK survival reality TV show made in the Tweed Shire are seeking to extend filming approval for a further three years.

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here began production at a remote Dungay property in 2002.

The ratings success of the show, billed as being set in a "jungle", has since seen it granted four filming approval extensions with a fifth being sought after the current agreement expires in June 2014.

Production company Granada says it employs 405 workers on the show , with 80-100 of those locals.

It says in the 2012/13 financial year the show injected $17.9 million into the Australian economy and created 130 full-time NSW jobs.

The council has received a complaint from a resident which included claims the traffic generated by the production was "intolerable". It was also alleged that a local resident taking pictures at the site was verbally abused by a security guard after being mistaken for a paparazzi.

But council officers are recommending councillors grant the extension at Thursday night's monthly planning meeting.

Shooting underway in Dungay on the show in 2010.
Shooting underway in Dungay on the show in 2010.


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