Ant and Dec have ‘returned’ to Gwrych Castle for I’m A Celeb 2021

Preparations for I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2021 are well underway at Gwrych Castle in Wales.

Last month, it was confirmed that I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! would be taking place in Wales for the second year running. Producers had hoped to return the show to Australia but ongoing uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic has led them to book Gwrych Castle once more.

Gwrych Castle updates

Work is currently being carried out at the historic location to prepare the castle for another series of I’m A Celeb. A source previously hinted that they would be carrying out major renovations and promised that the upcoming series would be even better than last year’s—which got rave reviews despite the location change.

The source told The Mirror:

Last time we only had 10 weeks to transform the castle and we had never been there before. This year we have a lot longer, more than three months, and we know the castle and what we are working with so we can really transform it ahead of the arrival of the celebrities.

It’s not clear exactly what changes are being made to the castle, but a crane and a lot of scaffolding have been pictured on-site. Photos also show castle-themed props being made—and Ant and Dec have even been spotted in the window of one of the castle’s buildings—although it’s just a cardboard cut-out for now.

When is I’m A Celeb 2021?

Meanwhile, twin brothers Adam and Scott Thomas have been at the castle in person, filming a segment at what looks to be Kiosk Cledwyn’s castle shop. The return date of I’m A Celeb 2021 is not yet confirmed, but it’s expected to start airing in mid-November as usual and with filming already underway, it can’t be long now.

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