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Ant and Dec confirm plan for I’m a Celebrity return to Australian jungle

17 Feb 2022 2 minute read
I’m a Celebrity presenters Ant and Dec in Cardiff. Picture by Ben Salter (CC BY 2.0).

Ant and Dec have confirmed plans to return to the Australian jungle for the next series of I’m a Celebrity, after two years at a Welsh castle.

The Geordie duo, who were on the One Show to plug the latest series of Saturday Takeaway, shared to news with Welsh presenter Alex Jones and Rylan Clark.

With travel restrictions being eased by Australia, Alex Jones quizzed them on their plans for I’m a Celebrity after shooting two series of I’m a Celebrity at Gwrych Castle in Abergele which is a Grade 1 listed building.

Gwrych Castle. Ognyan Petrov (CC BY-SA 4.0).

On the One Show, Alex Jones asked: “Is the castle or is it the jungle?”

Ant McPartlin said: “The plan is the jungle” and Declan Donnelly added: “Nothing against Wales, we love Wales”.

After Dec said was “quite scary at Gwrych Castle, Ant chipped in: “We love Wales but Australia is its home. We’d like to get back there”.

Alex said: “I think it’s been really good for a couple of years, but yeah – back to the jungle”

Dec added: “That’s what we’re hoping for, touch wood.”

‘Promoting the Welsh language’

During their time at Gwrych Castle, the popular presenters were praised for promoting the Welsh language.

Their advisors, Garffild Lloyd Lewis and his wife, Sian Eirian, helped them steer clear of any “stereotypical humour” about Wales.

Viewers got to hear them use phrases such as “noswaith dda” (good evening), “croeso” (welcome) and “nos da” (good night).

At the time, Garffild said: “Working alongside an English TV production has been amazing – they are really keen to learn about our culture, but more specifically our sense of humour.

“From the very beginning, we wanted this opportunity to show that the language could be fun.”


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G Horton-Jones
G Horton-Jones
7 months ago

The format is tired and on the way out

Gwrych as a venue has considerable potential
for the future if anyone out there has the right plan

Kiosk
Kiosk
7 months ago
Reply to  G Horton-Jones

How about ‘I’m a Conservative, Get Me Out Of Here’?

Humble Pie should definitely be eaten.

Dafydd
Dafydd
7 months ago

Climate emergency and these people are flying idiots to the other side of the planet to entertain even more idiots doing bad things to animals to entertainm the masses. The whole thing needs to end. Surely we can do so much better as a civilization!?

Grayham Jones
7 months ago

as long as they don’t come back to wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Cynan
Cynan
7 months ago

Good. Just gave the anti-Cymru BritNatz an excuse to s**g us off. Also who cares about “celebrities”?

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