GIOVANNA Fletcher says she won't let the ghostly rumours surrounding Gwrych Castle 'freak her out' upon entering I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

The best-selling author, blogger and presenter of the CBeebies show the Baby Club, will join nine other contestants at the Abergele venue as the 20th series of the show begins on Sunday evening.

Giovanna, who hosts the successful podcast 'Happy Mum, Happy Baby', spoke to the Rhyl Journal ahead of the opening night of the show and said she had done done some research into the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle which could be her new home for up to three weeks.

She said: "I have researched and I keep getting told its not true, people kept sending me articles and stories saying 'look at this!'. It's a weird thing with ghosts and anything like that and we're going to be going to bed perhaps later than normal and it's dark but at the same time we are on a set in the castle, and I'm sure that, you know, it's fine.

"I'm not going to let it freak me out. But I'll be thinking of this question now and going; oh no maybe there is a ghost?"

Giovanna, a mother-of-three boys (Buzz, Buddy and Max), is the wife of McFly vocalist and guitarist Tom Fletcher.

Asked whether or not Tom's McFly band-mate and former I'm A Celeb contestant Dougie Poynter (who won the show in 2011) and other close friend Matt Willis (who won it in 2006), had offered any advice ahead of her entering this year's show, Giovanna said: "Dougie didn't really give me any advice, but Matt was really excited and he told me to just go and be yourself and have the best time ever and that's what I plan on doing."

When asked by the Rhyl Journal if, as an author, she would relish the chance to tell a story or two around the I'm A Celeb campfire at Gwrych Castle, Giovanna laughed and replied: "I haven't really thought of it like that, I imagine we're all going to be telling stories around the campfire to be honest, it's going to be a funny time to stop and observe.

"A huge part of being an author is making observations. But if we're in a castle said to be haunted, we could be sat around the fire telling ghost stories you never know. But all conversations around the campfire are going to very welcome I'm sure."