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I’m A Celebrity’s new filming location in North Wales is ‘next to a popular dogging site’

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Outta Here! is allegedly filming next to a popular dogging site in North Wales.

According to a report from The Sun on Monday, the path that leads up to the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle is a spot often frequented by those interested in dogging.

The publication reported that a website focused on ‘hookup spots in Abergele, Conwy’ had recommended the walkway for would-be lovers.

Awkward: I'm A Celebrity's Gwrych Castle filming location in North Wales is 'next to a popular dogging site', it was reported on Monday (pictured: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnely)

Awkward: I'm A Celebrity's Gwrych Castle filming location in North Wales is 'next to a popular dogging site', it was reported on Monday (pictured: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnely)

Awkward: I’m A Celebrity’s Gwrych Castle filming location in North Wales is ‘next to a popular dogging site’, it was reported on Monday (pictured: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnely)

The site reportedly said of the location: ‘Oh happy nights. Close to town yet far away enough for some activity with a fair maiden.’

The publication also described the site as a guide that gives ‘inside information only locals know’. 

MailOnline contacted ITV representatives, who declined to comment.

Construction work started on Gwrych Castle on Monday, days after it was revealed it would play host to I’m A Celebrity this year.

Location: It was reported that a website focused on 'hookup spots in Abergele, Conwy' had recommended the path leading up to the castle (pictured) for would-be lovers

Location: It was reported that a website focused on 'hookup spots in Abergele, Conwy' had recommended the path leading up to the castle (pictured) for would-be lovers

Location: It was reported that a website focused on ‘hookup spots in Abergele, Conwy’ had recommended the path leading up to the castle (pictured) for would-be lovers

Ruins: The castle was built between in the early 1800s but hasn't been occupied for many years, with lots of the space now looking derelict (pictured is Gwrych Castle)

Ruins: The castle was built between in the early 1800s but hasn't been occupied for many years, with lots of the space now looking derelict (pictured is Gwrych Castle)

Ruins: The castle was built between in the early 1800s but hasn’t been occupied for many years, with lots of the space now looking derelict (pictured is Gwrych Castle)

It was announced on Friday that the hit show will be filmed in Wales and not the usual venue in Queensland, Australia, because of coronavirus.  

ITV secured Gwrych Castle folly, a Grade I listed country house in Abergele, North Wales, at the cost of £1 million. 

A source on the ITV show previously told The Sun: ‘Producers are chuffed with the new location — they’re excited for a change in scenery this year.

‘The Bushtucker trial crew, who work tirelessly all year round, have been working overtime to come up with some terrifying new trials and challenges.

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‘Terrifying’: In keeping with the venue, bosses are already thought to be planning some scary challenges and looking at having a medieval theme (Ant and Dec are pictured in 2019)

‘Not only will there be creepy crawlies galore, but now they have the added aid of playing with a haunted castle. They think it will make for brilliant TV.’  

As only fitting with the new location, this year’s trials are thought to be incorporating the spooky setting and there will be cameras around the castle to capture any paranormal activity.

It has been suggested that ITV will include a medieval theme, with celebs possibly having to joust for dinners or even spend time in a dungeon or mock-up gallows.

MailOnline approached ITV for a comment at the time. 

Impressive: Gwrych Castle was built by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh in the early 1800s. Its frontage is 1500ft in length and there are 18 battlemented towers (Pictured on Monday)

Impressive: Gwrych Castle was built by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh in the early 1800s. Its frontage is 1500ft in length and there are 18 battlemented towers (Pictured on Monday)

Impressive: Gwrych Castle was built by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh in the early 1800s. Its frontage is 1500ft in length and there are 18 battlemented towers (Pictured on Monday)

Gwrych Castle was built by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh in the early 1800s. Its frontage is 1500ft in length and there are 18 battlemented towers. 

There is no public access at all to the main building due to its substantially ruinous state, but the castle boasts 250 acres of historic gardens and parkland. 

The castle is thought to be haunted by a number of spirits, including previous owner the Winifred Hesketh, the Countess of Dundonald who died in 1924. 

Legend says she is angry at her husband for taking all of her former homes’ valuables, with some people claiming she, or another spooky spirit, stalks the area in a white dress.

Some locals also believe that the spirit of a servant girl who died falling off a horse haunts the land. While others say ghosts of former caretakers have been seen around the 200-year-old castle which boasts 250 acres.  

Restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced ITV to switch locations and has resulted in major changes to production, affecting everything from what food challenges stars will do to where they will sleep during filming.

Grounds: There is no public access at all to the main building due to its substantially ruinous state, but the castle boasts 250 acres of historic gardens and parkland (Pictured on Monday)

Grounds: There is no public access at all to the main building due to its substantially ruinous state, but the castle boasts 250 acres of historic gardens and parkland (Pictured on Monday)

Grounds: There is no public access at all to the main building due to its substantially ruinous state, but the castle boasts 250 acres of historic gardens and parkland (Pictured on Monday)

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Chadwick Boseman pictured in final role as Netflix releases images from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

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A month after his shock death at 43, Netflix has released the first images of Chadwick Boseman in his final role.

The actor completed production on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom before he succumbed to colon cancer after a secret four-year battle with the disease.

On Wednesday, the streaming service tweeted four photos from the upcoming drama which explores racial tensions in Chicago in 1927.

Curtain call: A month after his shock death at 43, Netflix has released the first images of Chadwick Boseman in his final role, as a horn player in the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Curtain call: A month after his shock death at 43, Netflix has released the first images of Chadwick Boseman in his final role, as a horn player in the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Curtain call: A month after his shock death at 43, Netflix has released the first images of Chadwick Boseman in his final role, as a horn player in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Boseman stars in the movie as a horn player for blues singer Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis.

The screenplay was adapted by Ruben Santiago-Hudson from Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s 1982 play.

The story, set against the racial tensions of the jazz age, centers on a recording session during which Ma Rainey clashes with her white manager and producer over control of her music.

Boseman’s character Levee also seeks to influence her recordings to further his own career and truth and lies are spun within the confines of the claustrophobic rehearsal room as the drama reaches a climax. 

The film will premiere on Netflix on December 18. 

Period drama: Boseman plays trumpeter Levee who accompanies blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) at a recording session in Chicago in 1927 in an adaptation of August Wilson's 1982 play

Period drama: Boseman plays trumpeter Levee who accompanies blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) at a recording session in Chicago in 1927 in an adaptation of August Wilson's 1982 play

Period drama: Boseman plays trumpeter Levee who accompanies blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) at a recording session in Chicago in 1927 in an adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play

Racial divide: The story, set against the racial tensions of the jazz age, centers on Ma Rainey's clashes with her white manager and producer over control of her music

Racial divide: The story, set against the racial tensions of the jazz age, centers on Ma Rainey's clashes with her white manager and producer over control of her music

Racial divide: The story, set against the racial tensions of the jazz age, centers on Ma Rainey’s clashes with her white manager and producer over control of her music

Tribute: Davis, who won an Oscar for 2016's Fences, told the NY Times that Boseman had poured himself fully into the role, discarding 'whatever ego he had, whatever vanity he had'

Tribute: Davis, who won an Oscar for 2016's Fences, told the NY Times that Boseman had poured himself fully into the role, discarding 'whatever ego he had, whatever vanity he had'

Tribute: Davis, who won an Oscar for 2016’s Fences, told the NY Times that Boseman had poured himself fully into the role, discarding ‘whatever ego he had, whatever vanity he had’

Davis, who won an Oscar for 2016’s Fences, told the NY Times that Boseman had poured himself fully into the role.

‘An actor of Chadwick’s status usually comes on and it’s their ego who comes on before them: This is what they want, this is what they’re not going to do,’ the actress, 55, explained.

‘That was absolutely, 150 percent off the table with Chadwick. He could completely discard whatever ego he had, whatever vanity he had, and welcome Levee in.’

Director George C. Wolfe has previously described making the movie with Boseman as ‘a glorious experience.’ 

‘Everyday we all got to witness the ferocity of his talent and the gentleness of his heart. A truly blessed, loving, gifted and giving human being,’ Wolfe declared.

Heartfelt: 'An actor of Chadwick's status usually comes on and it's their ego who comes on before them: This is what they want, this is what they're not going to do,' the actress, 55, explained. 'That was absolutely, 150 percent off the table with Chadwick'

Heartfelt: 'An actor of Chadwick's status usually comes on and it's their ego who comes on before them: This is what they want, this is what they're not going to do,' the actress, 55, explained. 'That was absolutely, 150 percent off the table with Chadwick'

Heartfelt: ‘An actor of Chadwick’s status usually comes on and it’s their ego who comes on before them: This is what they want, this is what they’re not going to do,’ the actress, 55, explained. ‘That was absolutely, 150 percent off the table with Chadwick’

Private battle: Boseman had continued to pursue his acting career despite his 2016 colon cancer diagnosis and had undergone treatment while starring as Marvel's Black Panther\. He died on August 28 at the age of 43

Private battle: Boseman had continued to pursue his acting career despite his 2016 colon cancer diagnosis and had undergone treatment while starring as Marvel's Black Panther\. He died on August 28 at the age of 43

Private battle: Boseman had continued to pursue his acting career despite his 2016 colon cancer diagnosis and had undergone treatment while starring as Marvel’s Black Panther\. He died on August 28 at the age of 43

Boseman had continued to pursue his acting career despite his diagnosis and had undergone treatment while starring as Marvel’s Black Panther.

He also completed work on 21 Bridges, released in November 2019, and Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, released in June, before his death on August 28. 

Recently, his 21 Bridges co-star Sienna Miller revealed that Boseman, who also served as a producer on the movie, had stepped in when the studio refused to meet her salary demand for the project.

‘This was a pretty big budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to,’ Miller, 38, told Empire magazine. ‘And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said: ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.”

She added: ‘And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.’  

Miller described the gesture as ‘testament’ to Boseman’s character and said she couldn’t imagine any other man in Hollywood ‘behaving that graciously or respectfully’.  

Paid tribute: In an interview with Empire magazine, published Monday, Sienna Miller revealed her 21 Bridges co-star Chadwick Boseman had supplemented her pay from his own salary

Paid tribute: In an interview with Empire magazine, published Monday, Sienna Miller revealed her 21 Bridges co-star Chadwick Boseman had supplemented her pay from his own salary

Paid tribute: In an interview with Empire magazine, published Monday, Sienna Miller revealed her 21 Bridges co-star Chadwick Boseman had supplemented her pay from his own salary 

Gracious star: Miller said: 'Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid'

Gracious star: Miller said: 'Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid'

Gracious star: Miller said: ‘Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid’

R.I.P.: Boseman had also completed work on Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods before his untimely death. The movie was released on Netflix in June before his untimely death

R.I.P.: Boseman had also completed work on Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods before his untimely death. The movie was released on Netflix in June before his untimely death

R.I.P.: Boseman had also completed work on Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods before his untimely death. The movie was released on Netflix in June before his untimely death

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The Bachelor’s Bella Varelis why she was given villain edit following fight with Irena Srbinovska

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Her soured friendship with Irena Srbinovska is at the point of no return.

And The Bachelor‘s Bella Varelis has now revealed that producers gave her the unfavourable villain edit because they were desperate for Locky Gilbert’s winner Irena to look good.

Speaking on the Shameless podcast, the 25-year-old explained: ‘They’re not going to make the person he ended up with look bad. I guess I had to cop the brunt of that’.

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'I have to cop the brunt': The Bachelor's Bella Varelis [pictured] has now revealed that producers gave her the unfavourable villain edit because they were desperate for Locky Gilbert's winner Irena Srbinovska to look good

'I have to cop the brunt': The Bachelor's Bella Varelis [pictured] has now revealed that producers gave her the unfavourable villain edit because they were desperate for Locky Gilbert's winner Irena Srbinovska to look good

‘I have to cop the brunt’: The Bachelor’s Bella Varelis [pictured] has now revealed that producers gave her the unfavourable villain edit because they were desperate for Locky Gilbert’s winner Irena Srbinovska to look good

Bella’s comments on the negative editing she received came after she explained that there was a lot that viewers didn’t see during her fight with former friend, Irena.

‘People on social media tell me, “you can’t blame the edit, those things came out of your mouth!”

‘Well, no. What you’re not seeing are the questions that I was asked to give those answers. They’re cutting out the questions to make it look like I’m saying those things on my own accord.

‘They’re cutting out the taunts and probing, the emotional reactions from other people as well, so you’re [viewers] not seeing the whole story. You’re seeing about five per cent of what’s happening at that moment.’ 

Speaking on the Shameless podcast, the 25-year-old explained: 'They're not going to make the person he ended up with look bad. I guess I had to cop the brunt of that' [Pictured is Irena]

Speaking on the Shameless podcast, the 25-year-old explained: 'They're not going to make the person he ended up with look bad. I guess I had to cop the brunt of that' [Pictured is Irena]

Speaking on the Shameless podcast, the 25-year-old explained: ‘They’re not going to make the person he ended up with look bad. I guess I had to cop the brunt of that’ [Pictured is Irena]

'They're cutting it all out': Bella's comments on the negative editing she received came after she explained that there was a lot that viewers didn't see during her fight with former friend, Irena

'They're cutting it all out': Bella's comments on the negative editing she received came after she explained that there was a lot that viewers didn't see during her fight with former friend, Irena

‘They’re cutting it all out’: Bella’s comments on the negative editing she received came after she explained that there was a lot that viewers didn’t see during her fight with former friend, Irena

Revealing that she wasn’t usually one to ‘pop off’, Bella explained that the showdown with Irena began after she approached her about things that Izzy Sharman-Firth and Steph Harper had heard her saying.

‘I was confronting her about some things I’ve heard, and she was denying them. Steph and Izzy actually heard her denying and came and sat down, and they were like, “hang on a second! Let’s just rehash because now you’re going to make Bella question our integrity.”

Bella went on to say that she felt her ‘smoke bubbling’ at the time, and when Irena asked if their friendship was over, she said yes and walked off.

'She was denying them': Revealing that she wasn't usually one to 'pop off', Bella explained that the showdown with Irena began after she approached her about things that Izzy Sharman-Firth and Steph Harper had heard her saying

'She was denying them': Revealing that she wasn't usually one to 'pop off', Bella explained that the showdown with Irena began after she approached her about things that Izzy Sharman-Firth and Steph Harper had heard her saying

‘She was denying them’: Revealing that she wasn’t usually one to ‘pop off’, Bella explained that the showdown with Irena began after she approached her about things that Izzy Sharman-Firth and Steph Harper had heard her saying

‘Even in the moment, I was like f***, I shouldn’t have done that!’ Bella reflected.

Viewers watched Bella turn on Irena mid-season, after the women and Locky were forced to return to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic for three months.

Upon their return to the mansion, Bella branded Irena a ‘manipulative little b***h’ and claimed she was exaggerating her relationship with Locky.

Happily ever after: After telling both women he loved them, Locky chose Irena has his winner. The pair are still smitten and currently on a romantic road-trip before moving in together in Perth

Happily ever after: After telling both women he loved them, Locky chose Irena has his winner. The pair are still smitten and currently on a romantic road-trip before moving in together in Perth

Happily ever after: After telling both women he loved them, Locky chose Irena has his winner. The pair are still smitten and currently on a romantic road-trip before moving in together in Perth 

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Former Home and Away star Jake Ryan reveals joy at becoming a father to son Wolf

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Former Home And Away star Jake Ryan welcomed his first child, a son Wolf William, in October last year.

And ahead of his boy’s first birthday, the actor has spoken about his journey of parenthood with DJ girlfriend, Alice Quiddington.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday, Jake said: ‘It’s not an easy road; fatherhood or parenthood. But it’s the most rewarding and beautiful time. I’ve loved every second of it.’ 

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'It's the most rewarding and beautiful thing': Former Home and Away star Jake Ryan (left) reveals joys of being a father to son Wolf William (right)

'It's the most rewarding and beautiful thing': Former Home and Away star Jake Ryan (left) reveals joys of being a father to son Wolf William (right)

‘It’s the most rewarding and beautiful thing’: Former Home and Away star Jake Ryan (left) reveals joys of being a father to son Wolf William (right)

Jake and Alice’s son Wolf will turn one on October 6, and the TV star says his life has already taken on new meaning and purpose.

‘My days are just consumed with him, and everything that you sort of do for life is about your child now which is great. It’s nice to have that, to have someone else to work towards, apart from yourself,’ he said. 

While he joked that he goes to bed earlier and gets less sleep than ever before, he finds being a father ‘beautiful and rewarding’ and is looking forward to more milestones with his little man as the years go on.

'Everything you do for life is about your child now, which is great': Jake and DJ girlfriend Alice Quiddington's son Wolf will turn one on October 6, and Jake says his life already has taken on new meaning and purpose

'Everything you do for life is about your child now, which is great': Jake and DJ girlfriend Alice Quiddington's son Wolf will turn one on October 6, and Jake says his life already has taken on new meaning and purpose

‘Everything you do for life is about your child now, which is great’: Jake and DJ girlfriend Alice Quiddington’s son Wolf will turn one on October 6, and Jake says his life already has taken on new meaning and purpose

'My days are just consumed with him': Jake says he finds being a father 'beautiful and rewarding' and is looking forward to more milestones with his little man as the years go on

'My days are just consumed with him': Jake says he finds being a father 'beautiful and rewarding' and is looking forward to more milestones with his little man as the years go on

‘My days are just consumed with him’: Jake says he finds being a father ‘beautiful and rewarding’ and is looking forward to more milestones with his little man as the years go on

Jake also finds it funny that his character on Channel Seven’s soap Home and Away helped prepare him for his role as a real-life father.

‘I kind of laugh at Robbo’s storyline, because as I was sort of leaving the show he was becoming a father and I got a great crash course on how to deal with babies for the last eight weeks that I was there,’ he said.

Alice and Jake announced they were expecting their first child in May last year – the same month Jake was spotted filming scenes with a baby on the soap with his on-screen wife, played by Bachelor star Sam Frost.

Jake was dramatically killed off Home and Away during the season premiere in January 2020.

'I got a great crash course on how to deal with babies': Jake finds it funny that his character on Seven's soap Home and Away helped prepare him for his role as a real-life father

'I got a great crash course on how to deal with babies': Jake finds it funny that his character on Seven's soap Home and Away helped prepare him for his role as a real-life father

‘I got a great crash course on how to deal with babies’: Jake finds it funny that his character on Seven’s soap Home and Away helped prepare him for his role as a real-life father

Baby joy: Alice announced Wolf's birth in an Instagram post on October 7 2019

Baby joy: Alice announced Wolf's birth in an Instagram post on October 7 2019

Baby joy: Alice announced Wolf’s birth in an Instagram post on October 7 2019

New role: Jake is currently on the press circuit for his new film Savage, which is inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs

New role: Jake is currently on the press circuit for his new film Savage, which is inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs

New role: Jake is currently on the press circuit for his new film Savage, which is inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s street gangs

He is currently on the press circuit for his new film Savage, which is inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s street gangs.  

The actor plays a violent enforcer of a gang, the Savages, and sports distinctive facial tattoos. 

The film, directed by Sam Kelly, wrapped filming in October 2018, a year before the birth of Jake’s son. 

SAVAGE will release in Australian cinemas on October 8, 2020.

Coming soon: Savage will release in Australian cinemas on October 8, 2020

Coming soon: Savage will release in Australian cinemas on October 8, 2020

Coming soon: Savage will release in Australian cinemas on October 8, 2020

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