I'M A CELEBRITY could be held in the UK for two years if Covid measures remain in place.

The national press is reporting that producers have held 'informal talks' with the owners of Gwrych Castle about availability at the location until 2022 in case the show can't move back to Australia.

The 200-year-old castle in Abergele is hosting the 20th series of the popular reality show in November.

Preparation works ahead of the show are underway and the Journal has been informed that show is 'not under threat' despite new lockdown restrictions in Conwy and Denbighshire.

Cllr Sam Rowlands, leader of Conwy County Borough Council, said: "There is really good measures in place to ensure safety of staff and the community. And it is good to see and hear the support of Vaughan Gething, Wales' health minister, and Dafydd Elis-Thomas [deputy minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism].

"With crew staying at the caravan park - the measures are all really good. Anybody going on site are getting temperature checks, filling in forms. They have very good procedures in place.

"You fill in a form, get a band, there is security.

"There is also a sense of normality which I think is important as it is also a place of work.

"They are doing more than enough."

ITV would not comment on whether I'm a Celebrity is set to remain in UK whilst Covid measures are in place.

Dr Mark Baker, chair of Gwrych Castle, could also not comment at this time.

Earlier this month, the Journal reported that Gwrych Castle in Abergele will be used for the German version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.