I’m A Celeb fever hits tiny Welsh town where show will film – with Ant and Dec plastered in every window


I’M A Celeb fever has hit a tiny Welsh town where the show will film – with Ant and Dec plastered in every window.

Locals, who are preparing to welcome a string of celebrities to the area, have decorated the high street with endless pictures of I’m A Celeb hosts Ant and Dec.

Shop owners in Abergele’s high street in North Wales have gone all out to welcome the show by hanging I’m A Celeb memorabilia in shop windows, while a local artist even splashed a huge murial on the side of a building in a funny tribute.

Abergele’s post office, beauty salon, pub and estate all paid homage to the I’m A Celeb after it was announced it will film in Wales for the first time ever.

Ant was seen whizzing down a zip line in one hilarious tribute as he grabbed hold of a gold star in a nod to the show’s Bush Tucker trials.

And in a spooky nod to the celebs’ new camp Gwrych Castle – which is said to be haunted – his and Dec’s faces had been glued onto huge skeletons in a shop’s Halloween window display.

Ant and DEc stand in the window of the local butchers

Shop owners found Ant and Dec party masks and stuck them in the window

The Gwrych Castle is said to be haunted – with locals paying tribute to the ghost stories

An artist splashed a murial across one building

The high street is covered in Ant and Dec memorabilia

Ant’s face covers an action man figure with a gold star – in a nod to the show’s Bush Tucker trials

Even the local estate agents got involved

The spooky tributes continued at the local veg shop

I’m A Celeb is filming in Wales for the first time

The beauty salong left toy kangaroos and pictures of Ant and Dec in the windo

Pen – Y Bont Inn welcomed Ant and Dec with a huge poster over the pub entrance

The welsh town has its very own Kiosk Keith

Shop owners in Abergele’s high street in North Wales went all out

Ant and Dec star in the new trailer filmed in Wales

The locals welcomed the show after the production crew landed in North Wales last month.

The presenters recently filmed the I’m A Celeb trailer in the area, showing the Geordie duo arriving in Wales.

However, the cheeky pair appeared to have missed the memo that they wouldn’t be shooting in Australia for the first time in the show’s history – and still believed they were Down Under.

In the video, cheery Ant McPartlin steps out of a cab into the Welsh countryside, exclaiming: “G’day Australia, ah it’s great to be back.”

He then unceremoniously steps in some cowpat, joking: “I would hate to see the kangaroo who left that!”

They appear to have missed the memo that I’m A Celeb will be filmed in Wales this year
The duo think they are in Australia

Meanwhile, Declan Donnelly believes he has slept through the 24 hour flight, pulling an eye mask from his face as he gasps: “Wow that was quick – I must have slept through the whole flight!”

They pay the cabbie in dingo dollars before being left confused by the sheep and general area – which looks nothing like their map of Australia.

The promo was filmed on location in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales and ends with the pair walking in the opposite direction to a signpost that directs them to the castle.

To add even more authenticity to the advert, a Welsh voiceover then teases that the series will be returning to our screens soon, with it set to launch in November.

Ant tries to pay the cabbie in dingo dollars
The oblivious stars walk right past the sign to the castle

The show is due to to start filming at Gwrych Castle in Conwy next month after ITV bosses splashed out more than £1million to hire the building for six weeks as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic ruled out the show’s usual setting in the Australian jungle.

It is yet to be revealed which celebs will be appearing in the show, but Vernon Kay, AJ Pritchard, and Tamzin Outhwaite have all been linked.

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec filmed themselves being tested for coronavirus as they explained that they don’t have to social distance while working together as they are checked for the deadly disease every four days.

The pair are in a bubble with each other’s households, which helps them with presenting duties including the upcoming I’m A Celeb.