I'm A Celebrity FIRST LOOK: Stars prepare for the cruellest series EVER 

I'm A Celebrity FIRST LOOK: Stars prepare for the cruellest series EVER 
I'm A Celebrity FIRST LOOK: Stars prepare for the cruellest series EVER 

Gwrych Castle in North Wales has been kitted out with a derelict dungeon and dingy sleeping quarters as the stars prepare to move in for the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The celebrities look set to take part in the most gruelling series yet as the castle has been given several renovations ahead of Sunday's launch show.

A large curtain appears to lead the way to a dingy dungeon where some of the stars will be forced to sleep on sleeping bags in the freezing cold castle.

Rough: Gwrych Castle in North Wales has been kitted out with a derelict dungeon and dingy sleeping quarters as the stars prepare to move in for the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Rough: Gwrych Castle in North Wales has been kitted out with a derelict dungeon and dingy sleeping quarters as the stars prepare to move in for the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fans of last year's series, the first in the UK, will be pleased to see Kiosk Cledwyn is returning once more as his Kiosk Stand could be seen on the grounds.  

The main seating area where housemates have their meals is back where they will be forced to gather round a fire to keep warm. 

Five unlucky celebrities who lose out in the show's first trial will be forced to spend their first few nights at Gwrych Castle in The Clink – a brand new camp with hellish living conditions where stars will have no beds and be made to sleep on the floor, as well as shower in the dark.

The 2021 series of the ITV show, which begins on Sunday, will be the longest duration celebrities have spent in the haunted Welsh castle, as this year's programme lasts three weeks, with a total of 25 cruel challenges.

Grim: The celebrities look set to take part in the most gruelling series yet as the castle has been given several chilling renovations ahead of Sunday's launch show

Grim: The celebrities look set to take part in the most gruelling series yet as the castle has been given several chilling renovations ahead of Sunday's launch show

Yikes: A large curtain appears to lead the way to a dingy dungeon where some of the stars will be forced to sleep on sleeping bags in the freezing cold castle.

Yikes: A large curtain appears to lead the way to a dingy dungeon where some of the stars will be forced to sleep on sleeping bags in the freezing cold castle.

He's back! Fans of last year's series, the first in the UK, will be pleased to see Kiosk Cledwyn is returning once more as his Kiosk Stand could be seen on the grounds

He's back! Fans of last year's series, the first in the UK, will be pleased to see Kiosk Cledwyn is returning once more as his Kiosk Stand could be seen on the grounds

I'm A Celebrity bosses have angered locals further in Abergele, Wales after residents erected signs instructing hosts Ant and Dec 'go home'. 

Locals voiced their fury that the work on Gwrych Castle, where the show is set, is impacting their day to day life, after it was revealed that nearby footpaths and a local golf course were closed near the historic landmark.

On Wednesday, images showed vast scaffolding being erected for a 'Walk The Plank' challenge, which has been at the heart of some of the issues while further images show the extent of closures around the building. 

A local resident told MailOnline: 'These people are absolutely ridiculous, they are erecting a structure and then think they can stop us locals from walking our dogs where we have been walking for over 40 years.' 

Amenities: The celebrities will have to make do with a basic toilet

Castle: There is also a furnace to help the campers keep warm

Amenities: The celebrities will have to make do with a basic toilet while there is also a furnace to help the campers keep warm

Welcome area: The main seating area where housemates have their meals is back where they will be forced to gather round a fire to keep warm

Welcome area: The main seating area where housemates have their meals is back where they will be forced to gather round a fire to keep warm

Grim: Stars will be resting their heads on sleeping bags

Grim: Stars will be resting their heads on sleeping bags 

Gruelling: The 2021 series of the ITV show, which begins on Sunday, will be the longest duration celebrities have spent in the haunted Welsh castle

Gruelling: The 2021 series of the ITV show, which begins on Sunday, will be the longest duration celebrities have spent in the haunted Welsh castle

Her neighbour went on: 'They have absolutely ruined the area dredging up all that mud, when we asked them if they will put it back afterwards they said as it's winter it won't matter but they've dug 6 foot holes how dare they'. 

Another Abergele resident said; 'Nothing from this comes back to the town or the people here, they have security everywhere and stopping people going places they normally go, they haven't even employed any locals here, it is all so unfair.'

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.  Show chiefs are said to be eager to keep out prying eyes when the celebrities move in later this month and have surrounded the castle with steel fences.

According to The Sun, the fences are eight feet tall and run around the entire castle, interfering with trails frequently used by locals. 

Oof: I'm A Celebrity bosses have angered locals further in Abergele, Wales after residents erected signs instructing hosts Ant and Dec 'go home'

Oof: I'm A Celebrity bosses have angered locals further in Abergele, Wales after residents erected signs instructing hosts Ant and Dec 'go home'

Hard at work: The castle was surrounded by fencing while roads showed blockages

Hard at work: The castle was surrounded by fencing while roads showed blockages 

Blocked off: The road signs showed that the area surrounding  the castle was no access

Blocked off: The road signs showed that the area surrounding  the castle was no access 

Spooky!  On Wednesday, images showed vast scaffolding being erected for a 'Walk The Plank' challenge, which has been at the heart of some of the issues

Spooky!  On Wednesday, images showed vast scaffolding being erected for a 'Walk The Plank' challenge, which has been at the heart of some of the issues

Oh dear! The signs hung above the A55

Oh dear! The signs hung above the A55

No access! The blocked roads and public access removal were clear to see in new shots

No access! The blocked roads and public access removal were clear to see in new shots 

Earlier this year, residents in the area took issue with the council over whether they had a right to walk around the estate. Councillor Delyth MacRae said: 'Prior to the castle being built, there was an undesignated path from Llanddulas to Abergele and we are talking a long time ago.

'That was for access to the mines and it was quicker to go down there and go to the market/go shopping.

'Members of the public are feeling, rightly or wrongly, they are feeling very aggrieved their enjoyment of the land has been taken away due to recent changes of ownership as well as liability and security issues.'

Off you go... Ant and Dec were given stark instructions on the signs

Off you go... Ant and Dec were given stark instructions on the signs 

Blocked off: The building for staff was huge and extending beside the venue

Blocked off: The building for staff was huge and extending beside the venue 

Slow down: The area featured fencing and 20 mile an hour speed signs in the surrounding areas

Slow down: The area featured fencing and 20 mile an hour speed signs in the surrounding areas 

Slow down: Road speeds were reduced to permit the work around the building

Slow down: Road speeds were reduced to permit the work around the building 

A Gwrych Castle spokesperson previously told the Rhyl Journal: 'We opened the gardens to the public in 2014 and then the castle itself in 2018. 

'Prior to this the entire estate was closed to the public so we enabled access around the restored sections of the castle. We want to have regulated public access given that the castle and grounds are under restoration.

'The entire estate includes Manorafan Farm, Abergele Golf Club and the surrounding farmland, including the woodland which is leased to NRW and have been since 1951. We will continue to engage with interested parties.'

The Abergele Golf Club is said to be keen to use the scenic backdrop of Gwrych Castle to promote itself to tourists but now pay as you go golfers have been given the boot for a month, with only members permitted to use the club.

Separation: Other signs laid out tow away zones

Separation: Other signs laid out tow away zones 

Not happy: I'm A Celebrity bosses have angered locals in Abergele, Wales after closing off footpaths and a local golf course near Gwrych Castle

Not happy: I'm A Celebrity bosses have angered locals in Abergele, Wales after closing off footpaths and a local golf course near Gwrych Castle

Privacy: Show chiefs are said to be eager to keep out prying eyes when the celebrities move in later this month and have surrounded the castle with steel fences

Privacy: Show chiefs are said to be eager to keep out prying eyes when the celebrities move in later this month and have surrounded the castle with steel fences

According to The Sun, ITV will compensate the club for any lost revenue while the series airs.

A statement from the £730-a-year club said: 'As we are neighbours to Gwyrch Castle, where I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! will be based for a second year, our course will be closed to non-members from Wednesday 10th November until Monday 13th December 2021.

'Members will still be able to play as

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