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This year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! abandoned the Australian jungle in favour of Gwrych Castle, North Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campmates’ experience has therefore been very different from previous years’ contestants, including the infamous Bushtucker Trials which have reportedly been taking place in a studio for the 2020 series.
ITV bosses have built a set separate to the castle where all the Trials take place, according to reports.
Once the campmates discover who has been chosen for the latest Bushtucker Trial, viewers watch the celebrity or celebrities make their way to the trial area.
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are there to meet the campmates and explain what they need to do to win stars.
However, the trial staircase, which has replaced the infamous jungle bridge, is not all as it seems.
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“What viewers don’t see is that they’re then taken to an area separate to the castle where they are briefed and then put through their paces,” a set source told The Sun.
An ITV source added: “The trials are brilliantly conceived and producers go to town with their creativity to really put the celebrities through their paces and face their fears.
“They often involve chambers, buried tunnels and other fantastic creations.
“Nothing is off-limits in terms of the grand spectacle of the trials.”
“Due to the immense ambition of the build, it was impossible to create these within the actual castle so the trials are filmed in a separate structure on site,” the source continued.
Express.co.uk contacted an I’m A Celebrity representative for comment.
The revelation comes after ITV bosses confirmed stars are shown how to complete the trials before taking on the challenges themselves.
“Contestants are told the instructions of a Trial and producers ensure that they understand what is required of them in line with our health and safety procedures,” a I’m A Celebrity spokesperson told Express.co.uk.
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“Any suggestion of run-throughs or practising is incorrect.”
Meanwhile, former campmate Hollie Arnold addressed the tension between Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard.
Hollie revealed: “I don’t think I saw any tensions, I’m looking forward to watching it back.
“They boys, they want to be the main man of the camp but generally everyone got on so well.
“Everybody was respectful and helpful and chipped in and I didn’t feel like there were any major weird vibes.”
“Of course, there’s going to be some sort of tension, but for me, I never really felt that,” she continued.
“If there is a tiny bit of tension, it’s normal. Everybody gets irritated and hungry and tired.
“Honestly, it was the best camp I could have been in and I love those 11 people,” she told Metro.co.uk.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.
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