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Inside the ‘haunted’ I’m A Celebrity castle where show is set to be filmed this year

THIS years I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here will be a completely different experience for the future camp mates.

Last week The Sun exclusively revealed that the popular ITV show will be set in the sprawling and spooky-looking 200-year-old Gwrych Castle folly in North Wales.

Due to current lockdown restrictions in Australia, producers of the programme have decided to keep things a little more local this year for the contestants.

Ant and Dec are set to return as co-hosts for the upcoming 20th season, which will be filmed on the 25-acre site, near the town of Abergele.

And it looks like the celebrities better make sure that they pack some warm clothes, as they definitely won’t be enjoying any Australian sunshine this year.

The ruins are said to be stalked by the ghost of past owner, Winifred Cochrane, the Countess of Dundonald, who died in 1924.

And it looks like the potential line-up better be on their best behaviour as it is said that she is angry that her husband stripped the property of valuables.

Not only that, ghosts of past gamekeepers are also said to stalk the castle’s grounds, which include a creepy pet cemetery.

The remote rural castle, which is located next to a popular dogging site, looks worlds apart from the traditional jungle setting in Murwillumbah, New South Wales.

Instead of a tropical rain forest, the camp mates are being treated to local British trees and an amazing view of the surrounding area.

The ruins are covered in thick weeds, chopped wood and various wild life, which make the place extra spooky.

Celebrities will also have to wash themselves in a tin tub outside – so it looks like the definitely need to leave their bikinis back at home.

A source on the ITV show told us: “Producers are chuffed with the new location — they’re excited for a change in scenery this year.

“Obviously upping sticks and moving to a completely new location was a tough decision, but they feel confident it’s the right one.

“The Bushtucker trial crew, who work tirelessly all year round, have been working overtime to come up with some terrifying new trials and challenges.

“It’s a brilliant move for viewers as celebs will have no idea what to expect. It’s going to be compelling viewing.”

The source added: “It’s been a horrendous year for the whole country and the lads want to do their bit to get viewers smiling.”

Although the celebrities won’t be able to top up their tan half way across the globe, it seems that they have dodged a bullet with one thing – eating creepy crawlies and animal’s testicles.

The BushTucker Trials are set to have medieval themes such as jousting, dungeons and fake gallows.

A source said: “Just because it’s in the UK, it doesn’t mean that celebrities can breathe a sigh of relief and think they are free of snakes, rats and frogs.

“There are lots of plans to terrify them with some tried and tested methods.

“There will definitely be tasks where the stars have to eat unappetising things and put creatures in their mouths like previous years.

“They’re determined to make the trials as exciting and nail-biting as possible.

“Not only will there be creepy crawlies galore, but now they have the added aid of playing with a haunted castle. They think it will make for brilliant TV.”

Some of the stars rumoured to be battling it out to become the first ever King or Queen of the castle include Vernon Kay, Tamzin Outhwaite and Andi Peters.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here airs later this year.

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