FIRST LOOK AT NEW I'M A CELEBRITY SITE
Site at Gwrych Castle under construction ahead of new series.
Pictures: The Sun
Last month, ITV confirmed the next series will be filmed at Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.
For the first time ever, the celebrities will sleep under a temporary roof which has been constructed especially for the show. A "giant studio" has also been built which will be used for the main show with Ant & Dec.
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. It will still be hard work but slightly warmer than if it snows where they are sleeping. ITV want viewers to largely recognise the show.”
When the location was confirmed, Richard Cowles, the Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios said: “The Australian jungle is such an integral part of the show it was a big challenge to find a UK location where we could continue to deliver what viewers love about I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! But Gwrych will definitely do that; the Castle sits in an amazing and atmospheric setting on a hillside overlooking the Irish Sea...
...While there will be plenty of changes required as we move from New South Wales in Australia to North Wales in the UK, we are really excited to see how we can adapt the format and make the Castle our new home for a very special 20th series of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! this autumn.”
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here returns this November on ITV.