AN I'M A CELEBRITY....Get me Out of Here! runner up paid a visit to Gwrych Castle.

Former footballer and X-factor contestant Jake Quickenden, who appeared in the ITV reality show in 2014, headed to the castle, near Abergele, to film a competition to be shown on daytime tv. This was on Tuesday, January 30.

A spokesperson for Gwrych Castle said: "We never know which presenters will arrive when it comes to tv interviews and footage, but it certainly looks like Jake enjoyed his time at the castle!

"It's always a pleasure to have ITV at the castle, and on this occasion it was great Jake was the presenter especially due to at his connection with I'm A Celebrity but when it was in Australia."

Gwrych Castle hosted ITV’s ’I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’ for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. The 20th series of the show was one of the most watched TV shows of 2020.


The castle's courtyard was used as the main outdoor area for the celebrities. This is where the celebrities did their chores and accessed the Telegraph.

The courtyard was also home to the privy which replaced the ‘dunny’ used in the Australian set.

Jake and Ugo Monye, ex-England rugby international, have completed an epic European tour after visiting all Six Nations in just six days to celebrate the start of this year’s tournament. 

The duo were sent by Greene King, which has venues in Kinmel Bay and Anglesey, to explore pub culture across the continent, with latest research showing two in five fans (38 per cent) believe watching the Six Nations helps them to better understand other countries. 

In less than a week, the duo toured between the tournament cities in each country – Lyon, Rome, Dublin, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, to see how the pub culture compares in each location.