I'm A Celebrity host Declan Donnelly loads a van with belongings as he prepares to move to Wales for new series

I'M A Celebrity host Declan Donnelly has left London to re-locate to Wales for the reality show's first ever UK series.

The dad of one was seen wearing a black face mask as he loaded up the van parked near his home, in the west of the capital.

Dec, 45, clutched a bunch of newspapers in his left arm while a blue shopping bag, crammed with treats, was seen in his right hand.

His all-black attire, complete with a matching baseball cap, made for a low-key exit as he jumped into the drivers seat.

He was accompanied by wife Ali Astall as they made the drive to Conwy and the show's creepy new location, Gwrych Castle.

It's a far cry from the long-haul flight the Geordie would have had to the show's regular location in Australia, which was an impossibility for 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.


Therefore the campmates – all of whom have now been revealed – will be swapping the campsite Down Under for a castle and trading Kiosk Kev for the Woman in White.

200-year-old Gwrych Castle was built between 1810 and 1825 by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh.

The castle played an important role in World War II, as the Government used it to house 200 Jewish refugees.

It also served as the training grounds for English World Middleweight boxing champion Randolph Turpin in the early 1950s.


The ruins are said to be haunted by the ghost of the previous owner, the Countess of Dundonald.

The Woman in White, as she is known by locals, is said to be angry that her husband stripped the castle of her valuables and sold them.

Producers have said that some of the challenges will include a spooky spectre theme.

Meanwhile, new images of the transformed tourist attraction show a communal area with a fire, a heated camp area and a venue for the Bush Telegraph.


Celebrities will then be taken to different areas to tackle the various tasks.

The only difference is that health and safety means they will be provided with warm, dry living quarters — but the accommodation is still expected to be far from luxurious.

Of course, Dec and co-host Ant won't be battling the elements and are sure to be staying somewhere cosy nearby.

 

 

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