I’M A CELEB rumours swept through a sleepy Welsh village after mystery huts appeared guarded by TV security.
The wooden houses popped up next to lake Llyn Brenig – just 30 minutes away from Gwrych Castle in Conwy, where the ITV hit is set to be filmed.
The new series is taking place at the ruined estate after the coronavirus pandemic meant that it could no longer take place in Australia.
Locals in the tiny north Wales village were left speculating that Ant and Dec might soon be appearing on their doorstep – but in a bizarre coincidence the huts appear to be for a different reality TV show.
One local told The Sun: “They were recently setting up a main hut which had cameras being put in.
“Builders were told it was for a TV show but they weren’t told what the show was. They’ve been kept well out of the loop, but they really thought it was for I’m A Celeb.
“The whole area just seems perfect for I’m A Celeb and the rumour mill has been going crazy.”
Security guards could be seen manning the site at Llyn Brenig to keep prying eyes away in recent weeks.
One cabin has a wood burner inside, which locals thought may be used to keep the celebs warm during the cold Welsh winter.
Pictures show workers building the timber-clad structures with picturesque forests in the background.
Many of the staff working on the site are Australian, according to a source – adding to the feverish speculation it may be linked to I'm a Celeb.
However, ITV bosses confirmed to The Sun that the set is not linked to the long-running show.
Instead, the huts are thought to be designed for new Channel 4 show The Bridge which will see 12 strangers try to build a path across in 20 days to get to a £100,000 prize pot on the other side of a lake.
The 2020 series of I'm a Celeb will air in November and will now be filmed in the remote rural castle as opposed to the traditional jungle in Murwillumbah, New South Wales.
Ant and Dec, who are celebrating 20 years at the helm of the hit entertainment show, will return to host as normal.
A number of celebs, including drag queen Baga Chips and former speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow are rumoured to be taking part in the show.
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