I’m A Celebrity first look at ‘Game of Thrones’ camp as castle is transformed

I'm Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 contestants are in for a shock this weekend when the hit ITV series kicks off from North Wales for the first time.

In a break from the usual Australian jungle, the show will be based in the ruins of Gwrych Castle.

Rather than simply copying the blueprint from Down Under, bosses have reaped the new campsite to give it a Game Of Thrones style make-over.

The infamous jungle shower has now been replaced with a watering can over a rusting bath.

Campmates, which include Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard and Team GB legend Mo Farah, will have to work together in order to gain hot water.

The bath requires someone to pump water and another to stoke a boiler in order to gain a full outdoor scrub down.

Beds are now scattered in the castle ruins in rooms covered in overgrown ivy and moss.

While they are covered they have no heating.

The campfire will make a return for celebs to cook meals won via challenges but rather than the greenery of the jungle is now surrounded by stone.

Meals will now be delivered by a dumb waiter instead of being dropped from out of the treetops.

Bosses add celebs will made to wait until midnight for evening meals.

Executive producer Tom Gould told the Mirror: “We want to retain what I'm A Celebrity is but wanting to draw on the castle and the setting to give it that unique new feel.

"I hope that is what we have done. Once we decided and committed to it, doing this has been a labour of love and a chance to reinvent but also keep the parts we know viewers know and love and recognise.”

Referring to the outdoor washing facilities, he said: “It is not a one man job in the castle, you need your friend to pump and it comes out of a watering can.

"You have got a bit more privacy than you have in the jungle with a modesty screen, but not a huge amount of privacy.”

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Gould added: “This is where they will do washing up, laundry, drying and there is the boiler. They will be collecting wood and operating a wood splitter. The boiler has to be kept full of logs and they have to prime the boiler to get it to the right pressure to give them luke warm water.

“This is what they are going to have to do to get any sort of warm water and they will need to do it for half an hour to get it working so it will be a major part of their chores.”

In another shake-up Dingo Dollars celebs use to win food for camp have been ditched and replaced with Castle Coins.

Similarly, the Outback Shack has also been replaced with Ye Olde Shoppe.

Returning presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will host the show from a specially built studio complete with its own drawbridge style-entrance over looking the Irish.

Celebs will now leave the show via a giant portcullis gate and huge castle door rather than over the jungle bridge.

I"m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 kicks off on ITV Sunday, November 15

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