'I'm A Celeb': Sneak preview of new set at Gwrych Castle

  • Watch ITV Wales reporter Rob Shelley explore the north Wales castle that's been transformed.

Before the flagship series, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! begins this weekend ITV Wales took an exclusive tour into Gwrych Castle and the campsite where a number of famous faces will be living over the next few weeks.

It's the second time the series will be hosted in Wales near Abergele due to travel restrictions in Australia.

What's new this year?

The celebrities journey is going to begin with a number of head-to-head battles. The results of these battles will decide the fate of each celebrity.

Half of the group will stay in the 'main camp'.

The other half will, unfortunately, camp out in the 'Clink' which by comparison is a very challenging place to live according to Tom Gould, the creative director of the series.

  • Discover the 'Clink'

Tom Gould added: "It will change the dynamic of the series. You will have a group of celebrities who will have a very tough start to Castle life. How they cope with that should hope a pretty interesting start to the series."

"It's an incredible environment to be in, we loved being here last year, and we have loved coming back and building on what we had last year."

What else can we expect?

The celebrities, like always have to get stuck in to win gruesome challenges and bring food back to their campmates but Mr Gould said they may need to brace themselves this year.

"It's certainly true to say that the trials are going to be bigger and tougher, and more varied in terms of what the celebrities are going to have to face so they are going to have to be ready for a few surprises."

Kiosk Cledwyn and his kiosk are here to stay to reward celebrities with treats if they get the answer to his questions correct.

And so is the famous red telephone box which was flown in all the way from Australia last year.

When the series was based in Australia the celebrities would play this game with 'Kiosk Kev'. Credit: ITV Wales

ITV confirmed the ten stars who will brave the cold and rain in this series of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! earlier this week.

The famous faces to grace our screens this year will include popstars, breakfast TV hosts, actors from our favourite soaps - and even a Strictly judge.

Dr Mark Baker, the founder of the preservation trust at Gwyrch Castle said, "We weren't expecting them to come back to North Wales, but we are so glad that they did.

"It's really elevated the profile of the castle, for 30/40 years it was derelict, it was closed. But we have been working so hard to open it.

"We struggled to clear unpassable pathways, but I'm A Celebrity was able to put roofs on and make it accessible, and we are able to go into the main building now.

"It's been that adrenaline shot that the project has needed."

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