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I’m A Celebrity’s Gwrych Castle is lit by flames as campmates make at dramatic arrival

Filming for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is well underway, with campmates spotted making a dramatic arrival at North Wales’ Gwrych Castle on Friday night.

The string of cars were pictured heading towards the imposing country house which had been lit up with roaring flames.

Not quite making it to the front door, the vehicles reportedly stopped by a pair of large towers which had been erected specially for the ITV show.

Wow! Filming for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is well underway, with campmates spotted making a dramatic arrival at North Wales’ Gwrych Castle on Friday night

Contestants were said to have been wearing red-and-yellow clothing with one unidentified star having been seen from a distance holding an oversized key token.

With dramatic red lights beaming against the castle, fire balls were shot into the air during the spellbinding challenge.

Every so often, the celebrities were said to have been heard cheering on their teammates during the exciting bonding exercise.

Incredible: The string of cars were pictured heading towards the imposing country house

Incredible: The string of cars were pictured heading towards the imposing country house

Dramatic: Not quite making it to the front door, the vehicles reportedly stopped by a pair of large towers which had been erected specially for the ITV show

Dramatic: Not quite making it to the front door, the vehicles reportedly stopped by a pair of large towers which had been erected specially for the ITV show

Trendy: Contestants were said to have been wearing red-and-yellow clothing

Trendy: Contestants were said to have been wearing red-and-yellow clothing

Exciting: One unidentified star was said to have been seen from a distance holding an oversized key token

Exciting: One unidentified star was said to have been seen from a distance holding an oversized key token

The stars earlier embarked on their first terrifying challenge as they were seen hanging above an abandoned quarry during the Walk The Plank task.

Louise Minchin, Naughty Boy, Danny Miller And Snoochie Shy were among a group of celebs who were flown by helicopter to a rig constructed for the show and escorted by presenters Ant and Dec.

After they arrived, the group were seen tackling the challenge as they were clad in neon orange jackets and dangling from up high while taking on the Walk The Plank challenge.

Applause: Every so often, the celebrities were said to have been heard cheering on their teammates during the exciting bonding exercise

Applause: Every so often, the celebrities were said to have been heard cheering on their teammates during the exciting bonding exercise

Eye-popping: The castle had been lit up with spurts of eye-popping flames

Eye-popping: The castle had been lit up with spurts of eye-popping flames

Tense: With dramatic red lights beaming against the castle, fire balls were shot into the air during the spellbinding challenge

Tense: With dramatic red lights beaming against the castle, fire balls were shot into the air during the spellbinding challenge

Dazzling: The eye-popping display certainly promises for an entertaining debut episode

Dazzling: The eye-popping display certainly promises for an entertaining debut episode

Woah! The set looked like something from a Hollywood movie

Woah! The set looked like something from a Hollywood movie

Impressive: The production team had clearly gone to town with the show's budget

Impressive: The production team had clearly gone to town with the show’s budget

The presenters themselves, appeared to be enjoying the view from the scaffolding. Ant, wearing a long coat, jeans and boots, taking out his mobile phone and snapping pictures of the drop while laughing.

Dec was beaming as he chatted to Naughty Boy and pointed around the scaffolding.

Naughty Boy and Danny Miller appeared particularly purturbed by the task after the bottom of the plank gave out underneath them as they floundered on the plank.

Teams of cameraman had batteries of lights installed on top of the scaffolding as for the stars walked around talking to Ant and Dec.

Star-studded: The campmates followed one another in vehicles to the castle

Star-studded: The campmates followed one another in vehicles to the castle

Follow the leader: The trail of cars were led by a pair of production members in a golf buggy

Follow the leader: The trail of cars were led by a pair of production members in a golf buggy

Arrival: The cars travelled slowly behind one another

Arrival: The cars travelled slowly behind one another

Standing out: The queue certainly stood out against the pitch-black backdrop

Standing out: The queue certainly stood out against the pitch-black backdrop

The fact that they risked adding carbon emissions and polluting the air with their means of transport only a week after the government-led green summit COP26 seemed lost on show producers.

One observer said: ‘It was a sunny morning and you can get quite easily from the castle where they will be based, to the set which has been built.

‘They could’ve easily taken an electric car all together and it would have taken them about an hour. But I suppose they want to keep the celebs away from prying eyes and away from any risk of Covid infection.’ 

What's this? The challenge had been lit up with neon signs

What’s this? The challenge had been lit up with neon signs

Explosive: Flames yet again graced the spellbinding challenge

Explosive: Flames yet again graced the spellbinding challenge

Interesting: Arrow structures pointed up into the sky

Interesting: Arrow structures pointed up into the sky

Eek! One star could be seen taking part in the dramatic challenge

Eek! One star could be seen taking part in the dramatic challenge

Wow! It is hoped this particular campmate isn't afraid of heights

Wow! It is hoped this particular campmate isn’t afraid of heights

Neon: The activity certainly hints at an explosive new series

Neon: The activity certainly hints at an explosive new series

Gruelling: The stars were certainly put through their paces

Gruelling: The stars were certainly put through their paces

In the afternoon, the weather turned, with rain and mist descending forcing filming to halt. 

All participants in the show, which is one of ITV’s biggest hits annually, have been in isolation for the past fortnight.

Today’s show producers filmed the celebs landing in helicopters and then ‘walking the plank’ over the giant scaffolding which has been erected in a quarry along the North Wales coast near Caernarfon.

The scaffolding has been erected at Alexandra Quarry near Penyffridd, In order to force them to ‘Walk The Plank’ during a task. It is above the disused quarry, with a terrifying drop of hundreds of feet.

Ant and Dec, wrapped up against the cold and rain, showed four of the show stars around the scaffolding before filming began.

A similar plank challenge was executed in Australia in the 2019 series, while last year, stars abseiled down a cliff – leading to a memorable moment in which DJ Jordan North vomited in fear. 

I’m A Celebrity 2021 Line-up

LOUISE MINCHIN

LOUISE MINCHIN

 LOUISE MINCHIN 

 AGE: 53

 CLAIM TO FAME: Broadcaster & ex BBC Breakfast Host

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: It’s nice to be able to show the fun side of me rather than the serious news presenter.

PHOBIAS: The idea of small, enclosed spaces with cockroaches and spiders is horrific!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will give out hugs and make the food more edible!

MISS MOST: My comfortable bed and lovely bath.

DREAM CAMPER: Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig – we wouldn’t have a problem getting stars if he were in the Castle.

MATTY LEE

MATTY LEE

 MATTY LEE

AGE: 23

 CLAIM TO FAME: Olympic Gold Medallist

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People always see me as very composed and serious on the diving board. This will be a nice opportunity to let people get to know me better.

PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats. 

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I don’t mind helping out with cleaning.

MISS MOST: My bed!

 DREAM CAMPER: Ed Sheeran and Will Smith 

SNOOCHIE SHY

SNOOCHIE SHY

 SNOOCHIE SHY 

AGE: 29

 CLAIM TO FAME: Radio 1Xtra DJ 

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People know me as a very bubbly person but when I am outside of my comfort zone, I can be shy. 

PHOBIAS: Bugs, heights and I’m claustrophobic.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I love twerking on a Friday night and I’m going to teach everyone how to do it in the Castle!

MISS MOST: My cat and lip gloss.

DREAM CAMPER: Jim Carrey and Big Narstie.

RICHARD MADELEY

RICHARD MADELEY

RICHARD MADELEY 

AGE: 65

 CLAIM TO FAME: TV presenter and journalist 

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Nothing. I don’t worry about what people think.

PHOBIAS: Heights. I’m not sure how I will feel if I have to walk across a plank very high up!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Cook and interviewer. I love finding out about people’s lives.

MISS MOST: Aside from Judy and my family, not knowing what is happening in the news. I am a news junkie.

DREAM CAMPER:  The late Jimmy Greaves. I would have loved to chat about goal scoring in the Castle with him.

DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

AGE: 78

CLAIM TO FAME: Choreographer

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t really know the real me at home and I’d like to show people the motherly side, the side my family sees.

PHOBIAS: I am hoping I will overcome my fears to take part in the Trials!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and to organise some fun dance routines! 

MISS MOST: My notepad and pencil –I am known for always having to write down ideas.

DREAM CAMPER: Giovanna Fletcher –she is such a lovely, warm person.

 

NAUGHTY BOY

NAUGHTY BOY

 NAUGHTY BOY

 AGE: 36

 CLAIM TO FAME: Producer

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t know the real me and I want everyone to get to know me.

PHOBIAS: Confined spaces and heights but I want to give the Trials a go to bring back some stars.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Castle chef and someone who everyone can confide in.

MISS MOST: My mum. I live with her and it’s going to be hard being away from her.

DREAM CAMPER: Sir Elton John would be amazing.

KADEENA COX, MBE

KADEENA COX, MBE

 KADEENA COX, MBE

AGE: 30

CLAIM TO FAME: Paralympic Gold Medallist

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Great to be able to show people with all disabilities they can try different things in life.

PHOBIAS: Snakes, rats, spiders, heights – everything!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Chef – so long as there isn’t too much pressure to make the food interesting!

MISS MOST: TikTok, my mum and dog.

DREAM CAMPER: Thierry Henry –I love watching Arsenal play.

DAVID GINOLA

DAVID GINOLA

 DAVID GINOLA 

AGE: 54

CLAIM TO FAME: Football legend 

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: None because I never hide behind a false image. What you see is what you get.

PHOBIAS: I am going to tell you when I am in the Castle!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Chef. I enjoy cooking at home and I will be hoping to add some garlic and rosemary to the food.

MISS MOST: My partner and my little girl. It’s going to be tough.

FRANKIE BRIDGE

FRANKIE BRIDGE

 FRANKIE BRIDGE 

AGE: 32

 CLAIM TO FAME: The Saturdays star 

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People think if you are in a pop group, you lead a glamorous lifestyle and won’t get stuck in, but I’m determined to muck in with all the chores.

PHOBIAS: Spiders, rats and confined spaces scare me.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: The serial hugger.

MISS MOST: Wayne and my boys.

DREAM CAMPER:  Larry Lamb or a father figure type.

DANNY MILLER

DANNY MILLER

DANNY MILLER

AGE: 30 

CLAIM TO FAME: Emmerdale actor 

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: None but I would like to show everyone what I am like in real life rather than my soap character, Aaron Dingle. 

PHOBIAS: I am absolutely dreading the eating Trials! I fear I will gag!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: A shoulder to cry on and a person everyone can come to if they have a problem.

MISS MOST: My fiancée, Steph, and our new baby.

DREAM CAMPER:  Fred Sirieix or any ex football player. I won’t be able to leave them alone asking lots of questions!

 

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