I'm A Celeb stars fly over Gwrych castle in helicopters before terrifying abseil challenge

I'm A Celeb stars fly over Gwrych castle in helicopters before terrifying abseil challenge

November 14, 2020

I'M A Celebrity campmates will face their fears in the launch show as they fly over Gwrych castle in helicopters before taking on a terrifying abseil challenge.

The contestants will be thrown in at the deep end as they're tasked with abseiling down a cliff face as part of the entrance to this year’s show.

The task was the first part of their entrance into Gwrych Castle, more than an hour’s drive away.

The ten campmates were split into two groups, with Jordan North, EastEnders actress Jessica Plummer, 28, newsreader Victoria Derbyshire, 52, and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher, 36.

The other half of the initial ten going into the show – Sir Mo Farah, 38, Beverley Callard, 63, Shane Richie, 56, Strictly dancer AJ Pritchard, 26, and Paralympian Hollie Arnold, 26 – took part in a separate secret task elsewhere on the Welsh island.

Viewers will be in for a treat tomorrow night as they watch the contestants complete their first task but the challenge will be a nightmare for the stars who are afraid of heights.

The challenge was not to everyone's liking with RADIO 1 DJ Jordan North who was repeatedly sick.

He was comforted by his campmates as he chucked up on top of the rocks in Anglesey, North Wales.

The ITV show, which has swapped the Australian jungle for previously derelict Gwrych Castle, in Abergele amid the coronavirus.

Each year celebrities make their jungle entrance by jumping out of a plane or taking part in a critter challenge and this year will be no different.

In an exclusive clip the contestants were spotted wearing thermal camp gear.

Instead of the 30C (86F) temperatures usually seen in Australia, they face around 11C (52F) in North Wales.

ITV chiefs came up with the outfits to protect the celebs from bitter conditions expected during filming.

It comes after The Sun told how the camp — at Gwrych Castle in Abergele — would have a roof and heating for the first time.

A source said: “ITV are being careful that it doesn’t seem like a holiday camp, but it’s not going to be.

“They have a duty to keep their campmates warm and alive, but rest assured it’s still going to be a rather uncomfortable, cold, damp, few weeks for those who go the distance.”

The stars were then given a task by producers, and told to get changed into their warm camp clothes before taking the challenge on.

Once they got to the bottom of the cliff face they were loaded into helicopters, one-by-one, and flown onto the next part of the entrance challenge.

It’s thought hosts Ant and Dec watched their efforts from the comfort of a helicopter, which circled overheard for more than an hour while they struggled.

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