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Castaway suing ITV

Toppers claim 'Celebrity' is too similar to 'Survivor'

LONDON — “Survivor” format owner Castaway Television Prods. is suing ITV company Granada for copyright infringement for “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!,” ITV’s recent mega-ratings success.

Castaway — co-owned by rock star Bob Geldof and TV execs Waheed Alli and Charlie Parsons — claims “Celebrity” was made without its consent, despite bearing a marked resemblance to “Survivor.”

In the show, eight celebs competed against each other to become the last to be voted out of an Australian rain forest by viewers.

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