'They might plant some Welsh dragons': David Emanuel excited by rumours of I'm a Celebrity filming in Wales

Welsh fashion designer and once runner-up of ITV's hit series 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' says he is excited by rumours that filming this year could take place at a ruined castle in Wales.

ITV bosses confirmed the 20th series of the hit show, fronted by Ant and Dec, will be set at a ruined castle in the UK countryside.

Gwrych Castle in Abergele is rumoured to be the first choice in hosting the popular ITV series after filming was moved from Australia to the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic.

David Emanuel is most famous for co-designing Princess Diana's wedding dress Credit: PA

"It's going to be very different if it is in Wales!" David Emanuel told ITV Cymru Wales.

"Of course we had the brilliant Australian sunshine and it was summertime there, but in November in Wales it's going to extremely cold.

"I think they're going to have to change their kit", David continued, "I think they'll have to have duvets or padded gilets, because it's going to be mighty cold I would have thought".

David Emanuel, from Bridgend, is best known in the fashion world for designing Princess Diana's wedding dress in 1981, alongside his former wife, Elizabeth Emanuel.

He says this year's castle theme could be a hit with fans of the show.

"The thought of it being in a castle sounds very dramatic and romantic so it should be fun!", he said.

"Listen, whatever they do, the brains behind the show will change it up".

This year's I'm a Celebrity is rumoured to be filmed in a Gwrych Castle in north Wales

Like the regular series, viewers will still see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

Asked what sort of Welsh bugs the contestants may be subjected to away from the plentiful forests of Australia, David Emanuel said the show's producers would have some ideas up their sleeves.

"Knowing 'I'm a Celebrity', they might plant some Welsh dragons, who knows...

"Whatever the challenges are they will be kept on their toes.

"It will be a true test. It won't be as glamorous as Australia but you know what? Whoever wins deserves to win".