ITV has axed I’m a Celeb spin-off show Extra Camp after nearly two decades.
The programme — hosted by former contestants Emily Atack, Adam Thomas and Joel Dommett for the 2019 series — will not be returning this year.
It had run since the jungle reality show began in 2002.
But bosses decided the ITV2 companion, previously called I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, had become too expensive.
It was shown at 10.30pm — just outside the channel’s prime time schedule, which is about to get a big push.
An ITV source said: “ITV have been discussing the future of Extra Camp for some time and it’s not a decision they’ve taken lightly as they are very fond of it.
“But bosses are focusing on growing ITV2’s prime-time offering on the channel and Extra Camp, sadly, isn’t a part of that.
“The show is quite expensive to make and, in the current climate, they’ve had to make a tough commercial decision.”
Since the ninth series in 2009, Extra Camp has mostly been filmed live in Australia, with only the occasional celebrity interviews shown from London.
The show has had 17 presenters since it first aired.
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Previous hosts have included tragic It Girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Emma Willis, ex-Love Island presenter Caroline Flack and her replacement on the dating show Laura Whitmore.
Stacey Solomon and Scarlett Moffatt have also fronted it.
An ITV insider added: “ITV2 has loved having I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp on the channel and it’s really sad the show is ending.
“All the presenters over the years have been fantastic, along with the brilliant, hard-working production crew.”