A BBC Radio 2 host made reference to his time in the Welsh castle that hosted I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! as the latest series came to a close.

ITV's I'm A Celebrity was filmed at Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. 

Vernon Kay, former model and tv presenter, took part in the series filmed at the castle in 2020.

He took to his Instagram earlier this month to share a picture of a souvenir guidebook with the I'm A Celebrity logo which was updated to include Gwrych Castle at the time. 

He captioned the picture: "Ahhh Good times were had...@imacelebrity @itv."

On Saturday, he shared another photo of when he took part in the Celebrity Cyclone challenge.

He captioned this image: "Tonight @imacelebrity it's cyclone time!!! Just run kids run..... @itv."

Before heading into the castle, Vernon stayed at a farm house on Anglesey.

He said to chief reporter Suzanne Kendrick at the time: "I am having the best time on Anglesey! It is brilliant.

“We as a family growing up always spent a lot of time in this part of the country because my auntie and uncle live in Llandudno, half way up the Great Orme, so I have always been in this part of the county.

“Where I am in the farm house it is not too dissimilar to where I grew up on the moors. Lots of open space, lots of fields, lots of sheep and cows, animals, muddy puddles.

“I have been running a lot which has been pretty exhilarating as the scenery up here is beautiful. I love it, it is gorgeous.

“We have got the RAF aeroplanes flying over pretty much every day. Not today [Wednesday, November 11 2020] as it is blowing a bloody ‘huli’ but I always… I love anything like that.

“They fly really low over the hills and the mountains, yes anything like that I am all for.”


Vernon also revealed his cousin Carol lived just near the castle. 

The long-running reality series returned to Australia in 2022.

Sam Thompson was crowned winner last night (Sunday, December 10) of I'm A Celebrity 2023.

The TV star secured 56.6 per cent of the vote with former professional boxer Tony Bellew coming second with 43.4 per cent while former Ukip leader Nigel Farage took third place.