Posted: Sun 9th Aug 2020

Updated: Sun 9th Aug

Reports “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!” set to be filmed at Gwrych Castle

North Wales news and information

Reports have emerged that this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is set to be filmed at a North Wales castle.

ITV announced on Friday that the 20th series of the popular show hosted by Ant and Dec would be filmed in the UK.

It said the programme would be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the countryside.

Initial reports from Mail Online indicated it could be recorded at Ewloe Castle in Flintshire – however locally that does not appear to be true.

However, The Sun has now said the show’s producers have paid “a king’s ransom” to secure the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle, near Abergele.

When asked by North.Wales whether the article was accurate, a spokesman for the trust which runs the castle said: “We will decline to comment at this time.”

An article on the newspaper’s website quoted a source on the ITV show as saying: “Producers are chuffed with the new location — they’re excited for a change in scenery this year.

“Obviously upping sticks and moving to a completely new location was a tough decision, but they feel confident it’s the right one.

“The Bushtucker trial crew, who work tirelessly all year round, have been working overtime to come up with some terrifying new trials and challenges.

“It’s a brilliant move for viewers as celebs will have no idea what to expect. It’s going to be compelling viewing.”

Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house and has been described on its website as “one of the first attempts at replicating true medieval architecture in Europe”.

It has 250 acres of grounds with views over former parkland including a deer park and the Irish Sea.

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