I'm A Celebrity castle floods as 'crew scramble to find solution'
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! crew members were forced to spend the weekend drying out the castle where this year’s series will be filmed after it flooded.
The upcoming instalment of the beloved programme will be set in Gwrych Castle, Conwy, south Wales rather than Oz due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it seems the new location is causing problems.
According to reports made by The Sun, producers are trying to come up with ways to make sure the ITV reality show will still be able to go ahead should wet weather continue to cause issues.
‘The crew are working around the clock as it is,’ an insider said. ‘But because of the dreadful weather they spent much of the weekend trying to remove standing water from areas of the building.
‘They’re now trying to work out a way to make sure that, if there’s bad weather when the show airs in November, it doesn’t affect filming.’
The source continued to The Sun ‘The jungle set was fine when it rained as there was natural drainage and streams.
‘But an ancient castle with no proper piping systems is a whole different story. It’s a very soggy headache at the moment.’
The upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity is already reportedly at risk after Wales was hit with fresh lockdown rules last week.
Filming was due to begin on the series in the next few weeks, with Ant and Dec reprising their hosting roles.
However, guidance has been issued for the area, with the Welsh government stating: ‘People will no longer be able to form, or be in, an extended household.’
Discussing the changes, an ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘I’m A Celebrity continues to adhere to all relevant guidelines as well as our own strict Covid protocols.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for comment.
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