I'm A Celebrity bosses build vast new sets at creepy Gwrych Castle as new batch of stars prepare to move in

I'M A Celebrity bosses have already started to build the vast new sets at creepy Gwrych Castle, as a new batch of stars prepare to move in.

The historic estate will be used for the upcoming ITV series, hosted by Ant and Dec, for a second year in a row beacuse of the pandemic.

Plans to use their usual Australian haunt had to be scrapped in 2020 and again this year because of coronavirus restrictions.

Instead the historical site in Conwy, Wales will be used again for the new series of I'm A Celebrity.

The creepy castle was a huge hit last year, when it was used as a last resort to keep the show on the air.

Now crew have moved in and are getting ready for the show's big launch later this year.

From our new pictures you can see huge white tents being erected, as well as lorries packed with equipment descending on the site.

The entire fortress has been taken over by crew as they get the site ready for a brand new batch of celebrities.

Although the I'm A Celeb 2021 line-up is yet to be revealed, rumoured stars to be heading to the castle include Lucy Fallon, Jade Thirlwall, and Jake Wood.

The show is of course usually filmed in the depths of the Aussie jungle.

ITV did a U-turn on returning to Oz this year after fears the country could shut its borders because of the ongoing pandemic.

A source at the time said: “Everyone working on the show was confident it would pan out but as time has gone on they have been forced to make some tough decisions."


Meanwhile, earlier this month The Sun revealed how vandals had targeted the Castle .

The historical site had one of its restored battlements destroyed by a group of youngsters.

Posting online, a spokesman for the castle described the incident as a “huge shame” after three kids were seen demolishing part of it.

It was the last day that the crumbing property was open to the public before TV crews for the hit show descended.


The spokesman added: "Our final day reminded us how far we’ve come, but also how much we have left to do over the coming years.

"It was a huge shame to see that somebody damaged one of the restored battlements on the east lawn on our last day.

"This goes to show the huge task we have ahead of us."

A picture showed the centuries-old walls had been smashes and left partially destroyed.

An "astonished" staff member claimed that they'd seen a group of children "demolishing the battlements".

The person, who did not wish to be named, added: "Thankfully nobody was injured, but part of the building was damaged."

The site was taken over by the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust in 2018 and it has also previously experienced arson attacks and theft.

A representative for the trust said: "We believe that it’s important that people are aware that even in the 21st century, historical landmarks are still being damaged and left to deteriorate."

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