TURRETS are set to be lit up at the I'm a Celebrity Castle in Abergele.

During an Abergele Town Council special meeting, attended by members remotely, an urgent request from cllr Andrew Wood was considered; for the town council to consider funding to light up the turrets at Gwrych Castle in time for I'm a Celebrity.

The request - expected to cost about £3,500 to install - was approved.

It was further agreed the castle turrets would be lit up not just for the popular reality show, but 'permanently'.

Mandy Evans, town clerk at Abergele Town Council, said: "I can confirm that the intention is that the castle turrets will be permanently lit not just for I'm a Celebrity.

"The actual date of installation will depend on when the work can be completed.

"The intention is that through this and other projects to raise the profile of the town and attract footfall not only to Abergele, but to the county of Conwy and the North Wales area."

The towers have been owned by the Dutton family since 1946 and were purchased from the 13th Earl of Dundonald.

Dr Mark Baker, chair of Gwrych Castle trust, said: "It’s a lovely gesture by the town council to light up an iconic building in Abergele - the Gate Lodge was built in 1820 so it’s a great way to mark its 200th birthday."

Preparations continue at Gwrych Castle ahead of the show, due to start mid November.

ITV confirmed in August, after weeks of speculation, that the 20th series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! would be filmed at the castle.

Kevin Lygo, director of television at ITV said: “The first aim was to get to Australia but when it became clear we weren’t going to make it, we were scouring the country for suitable locations.

“We found an extraordinary place, a beautiful Walt Disney castle, crumbling, tough and we just thought this looks like the place.

“I think it will be fascinating to see what audiences do and to come up with different challenges and tasks, the team I know are stimulated by this and thrilled about it.”

The 'fire-break' - being introduced in Wales at 6pm on Friday, October 23 - is said to be of no threat to filming and the message has been put out that the show 'is definitely not cancelled'.

A spokesman from ITV told the Journal: "I'm A Celebrity continues to adhere to all relevant guidelines as well as our own strict Covid protocols."