I'm A Celebrity 2020 will take place in a Welsh castle, ITV confirms

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I'm A Celebrity 2020 is set to film in Wales with the likes of sheep balls on the menu.

ITV confirmed this month that this year's I'm A Celebrity will film in the UK due to the ongoing pandemic.


The channel announced that the 2020 series will take place in a castle in the countryside, with the exact location now revealed as Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

With views of the beautiful Welsh countryside, Gwrych Castle is nestled in a tree lined hillside overlooking the Irish Sea. The atmospheric ruined castle with its sprawling design and turrets is spread across 250 acres of gardens and grounds.

Dr Mark Baker, Chair of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust said: “I’m absolutely delighted that I’m A Celebrity has chosen Gwrych Castle to be its UK location for the 2020 series. Gwrych Castle is a beautiful grade I listed 19th county house and a must-see destination for tourists visiting Wales.


"I’m A Celebrity being here will really help support Gwrych Castle and its ongoing restoration as well as giving the region a much-needed economic boost.”

Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios added: “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.”

It's been rumoure that eating challenges that usually involve the likes of camel penis are set to be replaced by sheep’s genitals.


Other Australian themes such as the Dingo Dollar Challenge are also being replaced by local equivalents.

And the winner is set to be crowned King or Queen of the Castle rather than the jungle to reflect the new setup.

Meanwhile the change of location could lead to different celebrities signing up.

The Chase's Jenny Ryan took to Twitter to tell fans: "My main reservations about doing I'm A Celeb have always been 1. The Spiders 2. The Snakes 3. The Heat.

"This could be a big opportunity for ol' Jenny."


I'm A Celebrity typically launches in November on ITV.

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