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I'm A Celebrity 'to go ahead despite local restrictions'

I'm A Celebrity 'to go ahead despite local restrictions'
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The new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will reportedly go ahead even if coronavirus rules tighten in Wales.

The new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will reportedly go ahead this November come what may.

For the first time in the show's history the production will come direct from North Wales rather than the Australian jungle due to travel complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Work is currently ongoing to adapt the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle for the ITV reality series, although there have been some concerns that the show may be impacted by the incoming second wave of COVID-19, which has already plunged most of Wales back into a form of lockdown.

According to The Mirror, however, even if the rules tighten further I'm A Celebrity will be able to go ahead anyway because Gwrych Castle is technically classed as a place of work.

"Corrie was filmed under local lockdowns in Manchester and the Wales one isn't as strict – so they are ploughing on," a source told the newspaper.

"The current advice in Conwy is applicable to households and not places of work.

"At the moment ITV are operating what is essentially a glorified building site... most people are stationed in Wales and there is very little travel for example from London.

"All the shops, restaurants and bars are all open in the area - as they are places of work – and the castle is no different. ITV is creating work and paying people.

"Bosses are determined to make it work having moved it from Australia to Wales and will operate according to the rules until they can't. There is a long way to go until filming starts."

AJ Pritchard, Nigel Farage, Beverley Callard and Tamzin Outhwaite are among the famous names to have been linked with this year's show.

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