THE Abergele-based Gwrych Castle has thanked “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” for the “honour” of being able to host the ITV reality show in 2020 and 2021.

The show, hosted by Ant and Dec, this week confirmed its return to its traditional Australian jungle location in Murwillumbah, New South Wales for its 22nd series this autumn.

But it had been based at the castle for the previous two years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Hosting the show gave the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust a great financial boost, which will enable it to carry out urgent repairs at the site.

The castle, which is roughly more than 200 years old, thanked the show for having “showcased the true beauty” of the site to its millions of viewers.


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A post on the castle’s Facebook page read: “I'm A Celebrity…” lasted for three weeks in November and December, with Emmerdale actor Danny Miller crowned King of the Castle last year.

“It was such an honour to host I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! for the last two years.

“As a small charity, we will always be grateful to ITV and I’m A Celebrity for the opportunity to host one of the most watched shows in the UK.

“The show has showcased the true beauty of the castle to millions of people, and has enabled us to carry out urgent repairs after years of neglect, vandalism and arson.

“We have a huge amount to do to bring the castle back to its former glory, but we’re excited for the castle’s future!

“We will continue to collaborate with ITV and I’m A Celebrity, and we still have many items and set pieces in place from the past the two years such as The Clink, the I’m A Celebrity throne, privy and the telephone box, just to name a few.”

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