THE trust behind the castle poised to host I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! had a playful response following reports the site has been plagued by pesky seagulls.

The national media has reported that presenters Ant and Dec have been warned over seagull 'muggings' and that campmates could face 'frightening seagull attacks' at Gwrych Castle.

In a savvy response, Gwrych Castle posted a picture of a peahen on Twitter and wrote: "Say hello to our peahen! She's never seen any seagulls on her patch."

Mark Baker, chair of the castle trust, told the Journal: "We hardly ever see them from the castle. They want food and we are fortunate that we don't have takeaways etc.

"We do have a few interesting birds. We have peacocks and Buzzards will live in the woods, but we don't get seagulls."

The level of aggression displayed by many seagulls in towns such as Llandudno and Rhyl has caused concern.

Conwy County Borough Council say on their website: "We are getting more and more complaints of gulls 'mugging' people for food. In some cases this had led to physical injury. They are also colonising the urban areas as this is where people are providing their food.

"Consequently, they are nesting on buildings in the towns and surrounding area.

"Thirty years ago it was rare to find them nesting on roofs, they preferred sea cliffs."

Gwrych Castle and Estate will be closing temporarily to the public at 5pm on Sunday, August 23 until New Year.

This is another indication that the 200-year old castle is set to play host to the 20th series of the popular reality show - which attracts on average more than nine million viewers.