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I’m a Celebrity star says Wales ‘awful’ compared to Australia

12 Oct 2021 2 minutes Read
Jordan North picture by ITV. Gwrych Castle. Ognyan Petrov (CC BY-SA 4.0).

I’m A Celebrity star Jordan North has said he believes the new Welsh setting of the reality show is “awful” for contestants.

The series which is usually set in an Australian jungle will return to Gwrych Castle in Abergele this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jordan North, 31, who presents BBC Radio One drivetime show with Vick Hope, said the weather was the main reason the November show was much harder to endure in Wales.

By the time it is filmed in Australia it is spring and a minimum of 17 degrees, while in Wales it is close to freezing at night.

“I think the castle is totally different to the jungle,” he said. “I think it is harder, I really do. In the jungle you can sit around in the sun all day when you are not doing much, the jungle is a beautiful environment.

“I am not saying Wales isn’t beautiful but that castle is cold. It is cold it is damp it is dark. It was awful. I think it is a lot harder. I think it is a bit more sinister, the trials feel more dark, more sinister.”

North said his advice to any campmates would be: “Just be yourself. If you try and play up to the cameras, you will get found out. And try not to get in to any arguments.”

This year’s contestants will quarantine for two weeks before heading to the castle.

“Testing will be done regularly in camp and on the set to ensure all the cast and crew are safe,” a source told the Sun.

“ITV thinks this is the best case scenario and will stop any headaches surrounding Covid, which has been a nightmare for the BBC with Strictly.”

The rumoured line-up include Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.

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Huw Davies
Huw Davies
1 month ago

Another misleading clickbait headline. He didn’t say Wales was awful. He said a cold freezing castle in Wales was awful compared to a sunny jungle in Australia. I think they’re both awful, as is the program, but people seem to like this sort of thing.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  Huw Davies

Quite amazing what some people will do just to get some publicity. These programmes are very much part of a bigger plan to keep people “in their place”. Thus part of the problem not a solution.

Barbara Frances
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

I bet he didn’t moan about his fee, who is he looks like a Z rate
Nobody.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

I really wish Nation would stop with these clickbait articles. They’re very disappointing from a news outlet that I usually respect. His words have been totally taken out of context in this headline.

Gill
Gill
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

I know it does make a joke of their ‘ journalism’. Rather than concentrating on the serious stuff

Jeff33
Jeff33
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

… and be more like the wonderful Daily Mail?

Notta Bott
Notta Bott
1 month ago

That headline needs a rework, I was ready with my pitchfork until I read what he actually said. Can’t say I disagree, its going to get cold.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Notta Bott

We will be feeling sorry for the Windsors next and sending them more coal coupons…

Barbara Frances
1 month ago
Reply to  Notta Bott

Really nowhere near as cold as north of england an Scotland.

j humphrys
j humphrys
1 month ago

Television…………..zzzzzzzzzz………

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

aww bless, precious little flower,

Vic
Vic
1 month ago

Just shows the stupidity of your English radio presenter

Jeff33
Jeff33
1 month ago

Did he take the money?
Hmmmn, thought so.

Antony
Antony
1 month ago

You signed up for it, in exchange for that £££.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

Give them all ski suits…

Martin Thomas
Martin Thomas
1 month ago

Journalism, change or become irrelevant as people click by. You clearly understand something of current attention spans, but as important is:- relevance, quality of content and trust. This article in my opinion was of poor quality and deliberately misleading. You try to start a fight with patriotic Welsh people with your hook and lost them all, Reading the other comments above you have clearly, lost their trust.

Best of luck trying to get them back.

JackWilliams
JackWilliams
1 month ago

Honestly I came into the thinking I’d be annoyed reading it but it actually gave me a good laugh, the fella isnt wrong about the weather

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