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Entertainment I'm A Celebrity bosses spend millions on turning Gwrych Castle into its Welsh camp

14:20  18 september  2020
14:20  18 september  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Gwrych Castle , meaning "Hedge Castle " in Welsh , was built on the site of a late medieval fortress near Abergele, on the north coast of Wales, between 1812 and " I ' m A Celebrity being here will really help support Gwrych Castle and its ongoing restoration as well as giving the region a much-needed

I ' m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! bosses have reportedly 'splashed millions ' to transform Gwrych Castle into a safe TV set for this year's campmates. The money is said to have been spent on making the castle safe – with the installation of electrics and pipes of running water for the campmates.

Millions are being spent renovating the derelict Welsh castle where I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is being filmed, including on the installation of a roof for the celebrities to sleep under.

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'Walt Disney castle '. Gwrych Castle , meaning "Hedge Castle " in Welsh , was built " I ' m A Celebrity being here will really help support Gwrych Castle and its ongoing restoration as well as The 2019 launch show was ITV's most-watched programme of the year, seen by more than 13 million people.

2020 will take place in Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales for the first time as coronavirus has stopped the ITV show from But which stars are rumoured to be heading into the Welsh castle ? Matt has spent plenty of time outdoors so would no doubt excel as a campmate on I ’ m A Celebrity .

Gwyrch Castle has reportedly been hired for more than £1million for six weeks and work is well underway into transforming it into an alternative to the Australian jungle.

As well as the roof, ITV producers have also had to install pipes for running water and to make sure there are electrics.

Before it had even been announced as the location, builders had to be called in for emergency works to fix structural concerns and “vertical cracking” in the old building.

a castle on top of a stone building: Production crews have assembled a marquee within Gwrych Castle © Ian Cooper/North Wales Live Production crews have assembled a marquee within Gwrych Castle

The campfire will be place in an unsheltered part of the castle, that is near Abergele.

A source told The Sun : "This isn’t a holiday camp for the stars, but without a roof, everyone would have been utterly miserable for three weeks, which would not make great telly."

They added that it would be hard work but will make it bearable for the celebrities if it snows when the show goes out in November.

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I ' m a Celeb will take place in Gwrych Castle , Wales, this year because the pandemic made filming in the usual camp in Australia impossibleCredit: Getty Images Despite the twentieth series being set in a notoriously haunted 200-year-old castle due to the pandemic, Peter thinks it just won't be as scary

Gwrych Castle has been revealed as the location for the new series of I ' m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The series was forced to relocate from Australia in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Take a peek inside where the celebs will be staying.

a forest of trees: The production village appears to be sited near the main road through Abergele © Ian Cooper/North Wales Live The production village appears to be sited near the main road through Abergele

The insider also said that ITV were keen for viewers to be able to recognise the show.

Meanwhile, another studio has also been constructed for Ant and Dec to host the show.

Usually the duo would present I'm A Celeb on a set constructed in the jungle trees, but this time they might be perched on a turret as they overlook the celebrities.

So far, the celebrities rumoured to be taking part are Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard, EastEnders' Jake Wood, Eamonn Holmes and Keith Duffy.

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