I'm A Celebrity 2021: FIRST LOOK at the Ant and Dec prepare to welcome 12 new stars to Gwrych Castle


First look images of the 2021 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here camp have been revealed ahead of the new series which kicks off later this month.

Ant and Dec are set to welcome 12 new faces into the grounds of the derelict Gwrych Castle in Wales, and aerial images show that the setting is bigger and better than before.

Drone shots of the set show that two huge black boxes have been built either side of the Grade I listed 19th-century country house, no doubt to provide more room for the gruelling challenges ahead. 

Here it is! First look images of the 2021 I'm A Celebrity camp have been revealed ahead of the new series which kicks of later this month

Here it is! First look images of the 2021 I’m A Celebrity camp have been revealed ahead of the new series which kicks of later this month

While near the front of the castle, two huge turrets surrounded by scaffolding have been erected, which could play host to daring head-to-head as the famous faces are pitted against each other in the battle for stars.  

The layout of the castle is pretty similar to that of last year’s set-up, however, over the last few weeks, improvements and renovations have been made to the vast castle in preparation for the upcoming series. 

As show bosses pull out all the stops for the ITV programme, a sprawling production area can be seen in the images, with various marquees and hidden areas being constructed for the crew on this year’s show. 

Hosts: Ant and Dec are set to welcome 12 new faces into the grounds of the derelict Gwrych Castle in Wales, and aerial images show that the setting is bigger and better than before

Hosts: Ant and Dec are set to welcome 12 new faces into the grounds of the derelict Gwrych Castle in Wales, and aerial images show that the setting is bigger and better than before

While ITV staff have utilised much more of the site than before as tents and temporary buildings are seen dotted around the surrounding area.

The new look camp comes as an enormous bungee jump platform has been set up near the I’m A Celebrity site in north Wales

Viewers of the show have been given a glimpse of the contestants’ first terrifying challenge which could involve launching themselves from a height.

The structure has been erected at the remote Alexandra Quarry near Penyffridd just outside of Caernarfon.

Coming soon: Drone shots of the set show that two huge black boxes have been built either side of the Grade I listed 19th-century country house, no doubt to provide more room for the challenges

Coming soon: Drone shots of the set show that two huge black boxes have been built either side of the Grade I listed 19th-century country house, no doubt to provide more room for the challenges

Wow: While near the front of the castle, two huge turrets surrounded by scaffolding have been erected, which could play host to daring head-to-head as the famous faces are pitted against each other in the battle for stars

Wow: While near the front of the castle, two huge turrets surrounded by scaffolding have been erected, which could play host to daring head-to-head as the famous faces are pitted against each other in the battle for stars

On Thursday workmen were seen in high-vis jackets on the site preparing for the launch show on November 21.

The first show in the series always features a daring challenge and in previous years contestants have jumped out of helicopters and abseiled down sheer cliff edges. 

It comes after Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly battled the elements in a new promo trailer for the latest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Exciting: The layout of the castle is pretty similar to that of last year's set-up, however, over the last few weeks, improvements and renovations have been made to the sprawling castle in preparation for the upcoming series

Exciting: The layout of the castle is pretty similar to that of last year’s set-up, however, over the last few weeks, improvements and renovations have been made to the sprawling castle in preparation for the upcoming series

The presenting duo donned medieval armour as they sat around a dying campfire on the grounds of Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

Ant was seen trying to keep himself warm as the narrator said: ‘Two heroes brave the elements to ready the camp.’   

‘It’s a bit chilly,’ Dec said as he joined him, to which Ant replied: ‘I can’t imagine anything colder.’

They're back! It comes as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly battled the elements in a new promo trailer for the latest series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

They’re back! It comes as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly battled the elements in a new promo trailer for the latest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

‘A frosty reception at Cledwyn’s?’ Dec asked, referring to Kiosk Cledwyn, who replaced Kiosk Kev on last year’s series. 

‘I’d still rather take my chances out here,’ Ant said. 

It comes after some of the celebs were spotted moving into cottages in Angelsey near Gwrych Castle, the ITV show’s location for the second year running, over the weekend. 

Freezing: The presenting duo were seen donned in medieval armour as they sat around a dying campfire on the grounds of Gwrych Castle in North Wales

Freezing: The presenting duo were seen donned in medieval armour as they sat around a dying campfire on the grounds of Gwrych Castle in North Wales

Trailer: Ant was seen trying to keep himself warm as the narrator said: 'Two heroes brave the elements to ready the camp'

Trailer: Ant was seen trying to keep himself warm as the narrator said: ‘Two heroes brave the elements to ready the camp’

The stars have been treated to luxury holiday homes which boast vaulted ceilings and weather-proof windows and sliding doors which frame idyllic views.

Producers are going to create a bubble for the famous faces which will attempt to avoid rows over vaccinations and keep them safe once in quarantine.

A show spokesperson previously told MailOnline: ‘Like last year, our celebrities will do a two week quarantine with regular testing prior to entering the castle, and will then form a bubble for the duration of their time on the show.’

Clip: 'It's a bit chilly,' Dec said as he joined him. 'I can't imagine anything colder,' Ant replied

Clip: ‘It’s a bit chilly,’ Dec said as he joined him. ‘I can’t imagine anything colder,’ Ant replied

Grim: 'A frosty reception at Cledwyn's?' Dec asked, referring to Kiosk Cledwyn, who replaced Kiosk Kev on last year's series

Grim: ‘A frosty reception at Cledwyn’s?’ Dec asked, referring to Kiosk Cledwyn, who replaced Kiosk Kev on last year’s series

Preparations: : It comes after some of the celebs were spotted moving into cottages in Angelsey near Gwrych Castle over the weekend

Preparations: : It comes after some of the celebs were spotted moving into cottages in Angelsey near Gwrych Castle over the weekend

Last year, I’m A Celebrity required the celebrities to wear proximity monitors which flashed and buzzed when they came too close to one another.

Bosses also scaled down the production team, and had cameras set up already on-site so cameramen didn’t have to be on the set.

The stars will all be heading to Gwrych Castle in north Wales for series 21 which starts on November 21.

Included in the line up are EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt, Corrie’s Simon Gregson, GMB’s Richard Madeley and Olympic diver Matty Lee.

Stars: Producers are going to create a bubble for the famous faces which will attempt to avoid rows over vaccinations and keep them safe once in quarantine

Date: The stars will all be heading to Gwrych Castle in north Wales for series 21 which starts on November 21

Stars: Producers are going to create a bubble for the famous faces which will attempt to avoid rows over vaccinations and keep them safe once in quarantine (pictured left, Richard Madeley, and right, Frankie Bridge)

Paralympian Kadeena Cox, Loose Women star Frankie Bridge and presenter Louise Minchin will join them.

Rounding out the line-up are David Ginola, Arlene Phillips, Kadeena Cox, Danny Miller, Frankie Bridge, Naughty Boy and Snoochie Shy.

Hosts Ant and Dec are set to welcome the new batch of stars to the site in a number of days, with the show taking place in Wales rather than Australia for the second year running in light of the pandemic.

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! 2021: Who has joined the lineup?

Name: David Ginola

Age: 54 

Occupation: Footballer

A former forward, David played football for ten seasons in France before moving from Paris Saint-Germain to Newcastle United in the English Premier League in July 1995.

Name: Arlene Phillips

Age: 78  

Occupation: Choreographer 

She was a member of the judging panel for Strictly for four years up until 2008. She now works in theatre and it still a choreographer.

Name: Louise Minchin

Age: 53 

Occupation: Journalist and presenter  

Beginning in 2012, Minchin was a regular anchor on the BBC One programme Breakfast, co-hosting the show three days a week with Dan Walker. She recently stepped down from her role.

Name: Matty Lee

Age: 23 

Occupation: Diver 

Matty is a British diver and Olympic gold medallist who competed at the Tokyo Games with Tom Daley in the synchronized events.

Name: Kadeena Cox

Age: 30 

Occupation: Athlete  

Kadeena is a TV Presenter and British parasport athlete competing in T38 para-athletics sprint events and C4 para-cycling events. 

Name: Frankie Bridge

Age: 32 

Occupation: Singer and presenter 

Frankie was formerly a member of S Club 8 and girl group The Saturdays. She is now a Loose Women panellist and shares two children with her husband Wayne.

Name: Simon Gregson

Age: 47 

Occupation: Coronation Street actor   

Simon is best known for his portrayal of Steve McDonald in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 1989. 

Name: Snoochie Shy

Age: 29 

Occupation: Radio 1 Extra DJ   

Snoochie is a model, brand ambassador, presenter as well as a DJ. 

Name: Danny Miller

Age: 30 

Occupation: Emmerdale actor

Danny is known for portraying the role of Aaron Dingle in the long-running ITV soap opera Emmerdale, for which he has won the British Soap Award for Best Actor in 2011, 2012 and 2016.  

Name: Adam Woodyatt

Age: 53  

Occupation: EastEnders actor 

Adam is best known for his role as Ian Beale in EastEnders. Alongside Jane Slaughter, he is the programme’s longest-serving cast member, having played the role since the first episode in 1985. 

Name: Naughty Boy

Age: 36 

Occupation: Music producer

Shahid Khan, better known by his stage name Naughty Boy, is a British DJ, record producer, songwriter and musician.

Name: Richard Madeley

Age: 65 

Occupation: Presenter and journalist

Richard is a journalist, television presenter and writer. Alongside his wife Judy Finnigan, he presented This Morning and the chat show Richard & Judy. He now presents GMB.

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