I'm A Celebrity bosses say this year's show will have a “unique new feel” thanks to a Game Of Thrones style makeover for the castle ruins 10 contestants will live in.
The famous jungle shower has been replaced with a watering can over a rusting bath which requires someone to pump water and others to stoke a boiler in in order to enjoy a warm wash.
Elsewhere there will still be a camp fire for celebs to sit around and to cook on, but it is surrounded by stone instead of greenery. And their evening meal will be delivered by a dumb waiter instead of being dropped from out of the treetops and they will be made to wait until midnight for evening meals.
Beds are scattered around Gwrych castle ruins in a room which has no heating, smashed windows and moss and ivy growing on the stone walls.
The contestants will also be guided down stairs and into trials by fire lanterns on the walls in an incredible transformation of the ruins in just 10 weeks.
And just like in Australia they will be made to empty the toilet, with the 'Castle Privvy' taking the place of the Dunny.
And with temperatures expected to be close to freezing they will need thermals to stay warm in their sleep.
Executive producers Tom Gould told the Mirror: “We want to retain what I'm A Celebrity is but wanting to draw on the castle and the setting to give it that unique new feel. I hope that is what we have done. Once we decided and committed to it, doing this has been a labour of love and a chance to reinvent but also keep the parts we know viewers know and love and recognise.”
Pointing at the shower, a far cry from the famous one enjoyed in the sunshine of the Australian camp, he said: “It is not a one man job in the castle, you need your friend to pump and it comes out of a watering can. You have got a bit more privacy than you have in the jungle with a modesty screen, but not a huge amount of privacy.”
Gould also confirmed trials will take place late at night and the camp is expected to be awake until 2-3am and not rise until late morning.
He added: “The trials are going to happen after the live show at night so the day has been flipped. The trials happen at the end of the day and whatever food they have won will be brought pretty swiftly in to camp. Trials will happen in places including the dungeons and the crypt.”
The other most important area which will be a hive of activity is the courtyard where the toilet is but also where there is a raised area with seating for conversations and where the boiler is.
Gould added: “This is where they will do washing up, laundry, drying and there is the boiler. They will be collecting wood and operating a wood splitter. The boiler has to be kept full of logs and they have to prime the boiler to get it to the right pressure to give them luke warm water.
“This is what they are going to have to do to get any sort of warm water and they will need to do it for half an hour to get it working so it will be a major part of their chores.”
This year contestants will be competing for Castle Coins rather than Dingo Dollars and treats will be dished out at Ye Olde Shoppe or Yr Hen Siop instead of the Outback Shack.
ITV bosses looked at up to 20 castles but Gould said they knew Gwrych Castle was the right one almost as soon as they arrived.
Ant and Dec will host from a studio area that has its own drawbridge style-entrance, they are views for miles down onto the Irish sea making for beautiful scenery for the contestants and the TV show.
When the time comes for contestants to leave they will head out through a portcullis gate and huge castle doors.
The show has moved to Gwrych Castle for 2020 because of the pandemic which rules out using the usual campsite Down Under.
It has also meant the Trust who look after the castle ruins have received ￡300,000 which has saved jobs in the area and created new ones.
Founder and head of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, Mark Baker said earlier this week: “It would usually take us over two years to raise ￡300,000. With the second wave of Covid, the programme has saved not only us but many local businesses. Hundreds of jobs have kept going because ITV have employed them on site.”