It’s that time of the year when I’m A Celebrity is coming back to our screens and we get all the fun of watching famous people scream in fear as they take on grim chalenges.
But as the celebs are booted off the show, there is one thing that always plays on everyone’s mind – where do the I’m A Celebrity stars go when they leave the jungle?
Well, it’s a far cry from camp life – in fact, it’s the extreme opposite.
Once they leave their campmates behind and have caught up with Dec and Holly Willoughby, the celebs are whisked away to the glamorous five-star Palazzo Versace on Australia’s Gold Coast, a short drive away from the I’m A Celebrity camp filming location .
And when we say glamorous, we’re talking opulent decor, award-winning restaurants, a spa, private marina, a huge pool, impressive rooms and suites… the list goes on.
For a start, everything at the Palazzo Versace from the cushions to the interiors are designed by, unsurprisingly, Versace.
Guests can expect luxurious bespoke furniture right down to the cushions, as well as Italian art and finishing touches such as dazzling chandeliers.
The hotel boasts everything the celebrities will need for relaxation and rejuvenation after living in the jungle for a few weeks – including a 63m pool with its very own white sand beach and ‘Water Salon’ with cosy cabanas perfect for snoozing on or soaking up the rays.
And for those who may have struggled with life in the jungle, there’s also a spa and fitness centre for an extra dose of pampering.
Then of course, there are the swanky bedrooms where stars can get some much-needed rest.
There are 200 rooms and suites in the hotel boasting bespoke furniture, open plan bathrooms with gloriously large tubs, huge comfortable beds and views of the breathtaking landscape.
Priced at £337 a night on TripAdvisor , these are some of the cheapest accommodation options in the hotel – but it’s the condominium apartments where we reckon the celebrities will be staying.
There are 72 lavish apartments available in the hotel, each as opulent as the next. Think tailor-made Versace interiors, private terraces with plunge pools or jacuzzis, as well as their own lounges, dining areas, kitchens and bathrooms with spa baths.
No doubt a very, very welcome change for the I’m A Celebrity stars – not a camp bed in sight. And definitely no campmates with whom you’re forced to share the space.
As for guests with private yachts, they’re covered too. In fact, the hotel website states that you can “Bring your own boat, as Condominium guests enjoy exclusive use of a private berth at the marina from $100 per night” on its website.
So that solves that dilemma then.
When the celebrities start to get peckish, they’ll be spoiled for choice. The hotel boasts three restaurants and bars serving up everything from fine dining dinner menus to decadent afternoon teas with plenty of sweet treats.
A far cry from the questionable meals that the campmates regularly have to eat during the Bushtucker trials.
For example, there’s the grandiose Vanitas with its views of the sparkling lagoon, fine art decorating the walls and a menu that offers up the best of Italian cuisine, or the more laidback Il Barocco with its breakfast and seafood buffets.
As for the afternoon tea, it’s served in the hotel’s beautiful lobby bar Le Jardin, boasting views of the Australian sky and hotel pool, with interiors from a crystal chandelier to intricate mosaics.