This year's secret star line-up for I'm a Celebrity have been warned they may have to face aggressive seagulls that have been known to attack people for food.
As a result of coronavirus restrictions and precautions, this year's season of I'm a Celebwill be taking place in the ruins of Gwrych Castle in Abergele in North Wales. So, while contestants won't be fighting it out in the heat of Australia they'll instead be fighting off the cold... and the seagulls.
The warning comes as recent weeks have seen unsuspecting members of the public being attacked by seagulls for food.
Conwy Council has reported that they have seen a recent increase of complaints after gulls have been acting aggressively towards locals in search of food. They told the Daily Star that in some cases the attacks have led to physical injury.
Reports say that greedy gulls have been attacking people and postal workers over things such as ice cream and chips. One child was even left with facial injuries after a gull swopped in for the kid's burger.
A spokeswoman from Abergele Golf Course dished:
I bought two ice creams and a seagull swooped down and stole one from me. It’s quite frightening. I’ve heard the council brought in a falcon to try and scare them away. To those taking over the castle – don’t leave food out because the gulls will be all over you!
Gwrych Castle is now under construction
Gwrych Castle which will soon be hosting the contestants has also been spotted under construction.
Recent drone photos have uncovered some construction on the withered castle that will soon be hosting this season's I'm a Celebrity contestants.
An ITV spokesperson previously told the Sun that they are excited for the new change in scenery and will be preparing the challenges accordingly:
Producers are chuffed with the new location — they're excited for a change in scenery this year. The Bushtucker trial crew, who work tirelessly all year round, have been working overtime to come up with some terrifying new trials and challenges. Not only will there be creepy crawlies galore, but now they have the added aid of playing with a haunted castle. They think it will make for brilliant TV.
So, to make the most of their new spooky location, producers will also be setting up cameras in order to catch any paranormal activity that may happen in the castle which is said to be haunted.
The Countess of Dundonald, Winifred Hesketh, died in 1924 and ever since she has been rumoured to be one of the many spirits haunting the castle. Legend has it that the Countess is angry at her husband for taking away all of her former home's valuables. Some claim that she or another spirit have been looming around the castle in a white dress. So, maybe this year's will get to meet her!
It has also been suggested that the series may incorporate a medieval theme with celebs potentially having to joust for their supper and spend time in the dungeons.