I’m A Celeb’s confirmed locations as series relocates to ‘haunted’ Welsh castle

I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2020 will air in a brand new location for the first time ever.

Geordie presenters Ant and Dec will be live from "freezing" North Wales after ITV bosses swapped Australia for Gwrych Castle in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

This isn’t the only confirmed location for the show though, as a local farm and hotels – which will be used for the show – have been spotted nearby.

It’s thought locals are hoping the move from Australia’s Gold Coast to New South Wales for I’m A Celeb will bring an economic boost.

Here are a look at some of the confirmed filming locations so far.

Manorafon Farm Park

The local tourist attraction has been confirmed for use in I’m A Celeb, but it’s not clear what it will be used for.

The farm is closed to the public for the remainder of the year as a statement says it will be used for the ITV series.

A spokesperson for Manorafon Farm Park said: "As many of you will be aware, the losses we sustained at the beginning of our season because of the coronavirus pandemic have hit us hard. As we reach the end of our main season, we have had to consider making some very difficult decisions.

"We were recently approached with the opportunity to provide ITV with exclusive use of our site until the end of 2020 as they film I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here on the neighbouring Gwrych Castle Estate.

"This unique opportunity provides us with the ability to invest in the farm and continue with our exciting plans for 2021 and beyond. As such, we will be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season."

Hotels near Gwrych Castle

It’s unknown which hotel Ant and Dec and the 2020 campmates will be staying at when they arrive in North Wales.

Usually, Ant and Dec will stay in a hotel throughout the duration of the show, while the contestants will only stay there before and after the show.

But speculation is rife after Gwrych Castle’s official Twitter page suggested the seaside town of Rhyl could be featured in the new series.

The account tweeted: "It's great to see #ITV #ImACeleb production crews contractors booking local #hotels here in #Rhyl just 5.4miles from @GwrychTrust."

Other rumoured locations

It’s rumoured nearby Bodysgallen Hotel and Spa could be a big part of the ITV series, although nothing has been confirmed.

Ant and Dec are thought to be staying at a luxe hotel in x, with Palé Hall and The Quay Hotel & Spa to name a few.

It’s also speculated Zip World could be featured on the TV show this year as part of a Bushtucker Trial, too.

Meanwhile, Dr Mark Barber isn’t convinced the trials will take place elsewhere.

He told the Rhyl Journal: "I'm not sure how similar it will be [in terms of insects and the Bushtucker trials]. Whether they will try something new, old favourites or a mix of both.

"I don't know if the challenges are going to be elsewhere, just because of the pandemic and keeping in bubbles.

"What is really good about the castle is that it is accessible off the A55 and can act as a really good bubble. It is all enclosed and really locked down."

•I’m A Celebrity returns to ITV in November

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