Did you spot our April Fools? As much as we would love the gaol to be brought back to life, Ant and Dec have not yet decided to host I'm a Celebrity there.

Reading Gaol is to host I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2023, the shows organizers announced.

Despite controversy surrounding the future of the prison, the Ministry of Justice said it was postponing its decision for this ‘important cultural event’.

Twelve celebrity inmates will be dropped into HMP Reading without any contact to the outside world – not that they would get good cell service anyway.

Minister for Prisons and Parties Mr Shaw Shank said: “Look, the Government recognizes the responsibility it has in safeguarding the future of this building, but ultimately I’m a Celebrity is an important cultural event and as such it should have free reign over Britain’s historical sites.

“Whilst I understand that yes, a king may be buried here, and yes, Oscar Wilde was incarcerated here, and yes, the prison is part of the fabric of Reading, watching forgettable celebrities eat camel genitals in a last desperate bid for our attention is what makes Britain so great.

“We couldn’t have taken this important decision if we were still in the EU,” he added.

Challenges will include coffins full of bugs, maggot lucky dip and, most testing of all, attempting to understand why the prison hasn’t already been awarded to Reading Borough Council.

Fan favourite Kiosk Keith will be returning to man the Outback Shack, renamed the Convict Kitchen, in the prison’s canteen.

The list of contestants are yet to be announced, but ITV has reportedly asked Chris Rock and Will Smith to take part without mentioning the other one is invited.

“We can’t comment any further at this time, but it’s going to be a big hit,” said Ant and Dec, talking in unison.