I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! confirmed to take place at Welsh castle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 August 2020
Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec

ITV have confirmed that the new series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' will be held at a castle in Wales

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' has confirmed that its new camp will be at a "haunted" castle in Wales.

ITV have announced that this year's series will take place at Gwrych Castle, after it was forced to move from its traditional jungle location in Australia due to travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The winning celebrity will be crowned as king or queen of the castle as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly return to host the 20th series of the hit show.

Series bosses have promised "gruelling trials" which will embrace the medieval theme with jousting, dungeons and fake gallows.

Richard Cowles, director of entertainment at ITV Studios, said: "The Australian jungle is such an integral part of the show and it was a big challenge to find a UK location where we could continue to deliver what viewers love about 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

"But Gwrych will definitely do that; the Castle sits in an amazing and atmospheric setting on a hillside overlooking the Irish Sea.

"While there will be plenty of changes required as we move from New South Wales in Australia to North Wales in the UK, we are really excited to see how we can adapt the format and make the Castle our new home for a very special 20th series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' this Autumn."

Gwrych Castle is reportedly haunted by its previous owner, the Countess of Dundonald, who is said to be angry that her husband stripped the castle of valuables.

Producers are trying to get into the spirit of things by incorporating a ghostly theme into trials and hope to capture strange events on night-vision cameras.

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