I’m A Celebrity 2020: ITV crew rush to complete imposing set in Gwrych Castle with just weeks to go… amid claims show is ‘under threat’ due to new lockdown rules in Wales
- New lockdown rules for Wales will come into force at 6pm on 1 October 2020 and will be kept under review
- ITV have yet to confirm a start date for the new series but the show traditionally begins airing in November, giving the chance for measures to ease
It’s nearly time for the latest series of I’m A Celebrity – which will air in mid-November.
And new pictures taken at the historic Gwrych Castle show how the ITV crew are rushing to get everything completed ahead of the expected start date.
The 200-year-old castle, which has been reportedly rented for £1million, is the new location for the programme which cannot take place in Australia this year due to coronavirus.
I’m A Celebrity 2020: The ITV crew are rushing to complete the imposing set in Gwrych Castle with just weeks to go… amid claims show is ‘under threat’ due to new lockdown rules in Wales
The works so far show an imposing structure where celebs are thought to be sleeping and taking on challenges.
The roofless ruins expose the inside of the structure and pictures show workmen building a structure with wooden beams.
A crane can be seem placing the beams in place and a black marquee has been erected nearby.
Clock’s ticking: New lockdown gestrictions will come into force at 6pm on 1 October 2020 and will be kept under review (show hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly pictured)
Work has continued on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 2020 amid claims the show is ‘under threat’ due to new lockdown rules in Wales.
Crew members were also seen preparing the castle in Abergele, North Wales, on Wednesday with cranes and scaffolding also being operated.
New restrictions will come into force at 6pm on 1 October 2020 and will be kept under review.
Lots to do: The works so far show an imposing structure where celebs are thought to be sleeping and taking on challenges
Splashing the cash: ITV are thought to have rented the castle at a cost of £1million for the series, which will inject money into preserving the structure
Engineering: The roofless ruins expose the inside of the structure and pictures show workmen building a structure with wooden beams
These include people unable to leave or enter the Conwy County Borough area or be in a ‘ bubble’ with extended household members (people you don’t live with) without a ‘reasonable excuse’.
It comes after hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly made a quick trip to Wales in search of the new I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! castle on Wednesday.
Brushing aside the drama, the series’ hosts Ant, 44, and Dec, 45, appeared in great spirits as they posed in front of a sign directing them to Gwrych Castle for a snap shared to their joint Instagram account.
The presenters appeared to bring the jungle vibe to the chilly town of Conwy as they sported brown and camouflage print outfits as they prepared to film for the upcoming edition.
They captioned the image: ‘Quick trip to Wales in search of the #imaceleb castle. If only there was a sign… @itv.’
Producers are set to entertain viewers by making the contestants face ghost trials to adhere to the ‘haunted’ theme of the castle.
Not long to go: A white structure sits nearby as production gets underway
Team effort: A yellow crane can be seen doing all the heavy lifting as work continues