I’m A Celebrity: Work continues on the derelict Gwrych Castle as hordes of ITV staff descend upon Welsh fortress in preparation for the upcoming series  

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Preparations for the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity were well underway as work continued on the abandoned Welsh castle Gwyrich Castle on Monday.

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The Grade I listed 19th-century country house, located near Abergel in the picturesque Conwy County of North Wales, has been running for the second year in a row due to travel restrictions around its usual home on Australia’s east coast. will host the show. In the midst of another coronavirus lockdown.

And in stunning aerial images and footage, ITV staff can descend upon the crumbling ruins of the castle as they prepare to prepare it for the news series in November in time for its famous residents.

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Getting Ready: Preparations for the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity were well underway as work continued on Gwyrich Castle, the abandoned Welsh castle on Monday

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Unseen footage of the set shows workers in hi-vis jackets milling around the palace, while several cars and trucks are parked within the grounds.

Vehicles are stacked high with scaffolding and other construction equipment as builders prepare the ancient castle to be fit for celebrity competitors and to withstand numerous castle trials.

Meanwhile, a large black structure is visible on one side of the palace, while a huge white tent stands on the other side.

The huge gazebo is believed to house the staff canteen and the production unit of the show.

Location: A Grade I listed 19th-century country house, located near Abergel in Conwy County, North Wales, will host the long-running ITV show for the second year in a row.

Location: A Grade I listed 19th-century country house, located near Abergel in Conwy County, North Wales, will host the long-running ITV show for the second year in a row.

Elsewhere, sheets of blue tarpaulin are seen covering the various structures in several rooms at Gwyrich Castle, no doubt to protect the historic residence from the harsh Welsh weather.

Aerial images show a hunch of activity in and around the castle as the team races to convert the place into a medieval campsite for this year’s celeb campers.

Stars who stepped into the palace during their second consecutive year of hosting the series include Love Island favorite Liberty Poole, former EastEnders actor Jake Wood, choreographer Arlene Phillips and ex-BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin.

Host: Ant and December are set to reunite on the show in November.  which has been moved to Gwrych Castle for the second year in a row.

Host: Ant and December are set to reunite on the show in November. which has been moved to Gwrych Castle for the second year in a row

The work begins: In stunning aerial images and footage, ITV workers can descend upon the crumbling ruins of the castle as they prepare to lay it out for their celebrity residents in time for the news series in November.

The work begins: In stunning aerial images and footage, ITV workers can descend upon the crumbling ruins of the castle as they prepare to lay it out for their celebrity residents in time for the news series in November.

Hard at Work: Unseen footage of the set shows workers milling around the palace in hi-vis jackets, while several cars and trucks are seen parked within the grounds

Hard at Work: In unseen footage from the set, workers in hi-vis jackets can be seen around the palace, while several cars and trucks…

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