14 November 2020 02:35
Host Ant McPartlin is already fitting in with the locals in Wales after heading to the pub. The star spotted at The Mulberry pub in Conwy Marina ahead of the show's launch this weekend. presenter, 44, will be joined by regular on-screen partner Declan Donnelly to present the celebrity survival show when it returns to our screens on Sunday looking rather different. Instead of its usual setting in the Australian jungle, the coronavirus pandemic has seen the series transported to Gwrych Castle, North Wales. Writing on their Facebook page today, the pub penned: "Now there's a nice surprise at The Mulberry today.
The post continued: "Casually working and look who has time to take a selfie with our manager Jackie. The excitement was palpable in the comments section as fans of the pub and Ant replied to the post. Another Facebook user wrote: "Love it nice to see something cheery Can't wait till Sunday xx". Different visitors to the pub commented to say that Ant took photos with fans on his visit. The post comes after Ant and Dec posted a selfie from the show's new setting of Gwrych Castle, North Wales on Tuesday.
It was captioned: "Now there's a nice surprise at The Mulberry today. 8 The popular telly star proved a star attraction at The Mulberry pub in Conwy Marina Credit: Mulberry Conwy/Facebook Tonight Ant and co-star Dec gave fans a sneak peek inside their castle studio. 8 Ant and Dec have revealed their I'm A Celeb studio Credit: antanddec/Instagram Opening a heavy wooden door, Ant said: "There you are, come on in for exclusive access to our set and the castle." 8 It features a suit of armour Credit: antanddec/Instagram 8 Ant was desperate to reveal all Credit: antanddec/Instagram 8 Dec did his best to blur out the set Credit: antanddec/Instagram The 12 campmates - including Sir Mo Farah, Beverley Callard and Vernon Kay - will eat, sleep, wash and compete in Gwrych Castle. 8 I'm A Celebrity's first UK series looks very different to the Aussie version Credit: Rex Features Most read in I'm A Celebrity Exclusive BUSH PUKER TRIAL I'm A Celeb's Jordan is SICK before abseiling into camp in scary entrance SHOWER POWER I'm A Celeb showers which celebrate all women - from cellulite to mum pouches Exclusive BACK TO THE JUNGLE I'm A Celeb chiefs may alternate show between jungle & castle in Wales 'LOVE THIS' I'm A Celeb's Ant & Dec give fans first look inside castle's 'censored' studio BUZZING FOR IT I'm A Celeb crew are wearing electronic tags to ensure they social distance It features logs around the fire to sit on, as well as a giant wooden door where Ant and Dec will appear to announce who is taking part in trials, or going home. presenting duo stopped to snap a selfie with a fan while out exploring Conwy today.
Anthony "Ant" McPartlin stopped to take a socially distanced picture with the manager of the Mulberry pub and restaurant in Conwy marina this afternoon. In a post on their Facebook page, the business said: "Now there's a nice surprise at The Mulberry today. Hundreds of people commented on the snap to share how excited they are for the upcoming season of I'm A Celeb - and a few said they had also managed to snap a selfie with the star. Locals in the Welsh town where I'm A Celebrity has taken up residence for this year are desperate for the show's presenters Ant and Dec to do an open top bus tour through the streets. There are now days to go until the start of the new series and on Thursday This morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield crossed live to Abergele to speak to Julie Bright, landlady of the Pen-Y-Bont Inn, whose chef has prepared a Bushtucker platter in honour of I'm A Celebrity filming at nearby Gwrych Castle. Addressing the long term economical impact, I'm A Celebrity could have on the town, Julie added: "Next year people are going to come visiting, when they can come out of lockdown and they'll want to see where Ant and Dec filmed and the famous castle and it's not just next year or the year after,this could go on for years." "They've loved trying new things with a different location and the idea of having alternate years has been discussed." Ant and Dec will be at the helm as the new series kicks off on ITV on Sunday night.