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I’m A Celebrity 2020: Why Gwrych Castle setting could actually be more stressful than jungle on campmates

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I’m A Celebrity’s new location is far more stressful than previous years (Picture: ITV/Rex)

Tensions are running high with the I’m A Celebrity campmates at the moment – with spats among the celebs seemingly getting more intense by the day.

Whether it’s Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard having a passive aggressive war over the state of the camp mess tins, or Giovanna Fletcher giving Vernon Key the evil eye when he messes with her cooking, the honeymoon phase is definitely over.

Gone are the days of the heat of the jungle and becoming one with nature – now the team are fighting to not be cold in the stony grounds of North Wales, having settled into Castle Gwrych as their home for the next few weeks – and it’s beginning to turn ugly.

It turns out, it could be the castle that’s making things that much harder than previous years.

Speaking to, psychotherapist Noel McDermott explained: ‘The core difference is the absence of any nature, nature is very healing and produces neurological responses close to meditation, helping us cope better.

‘A standard mental health suggestion is to get out into nature more.’

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Gone are the days of going au natural (Picture: ITV)


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The castle is proving trying for the celebs, who have admitted to low feelings (Picture: ITV)

So while the castle is, at the least, outside, its lack of greenery could be dampening spirits a little.

As a result, the castle grounds, while possibly more spacious than previous jungle camps, can actually feel a bit more claustrophobic.

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The natural setting of I’m A Celeb in Australia provides silent help for the stars (Picture: REX)


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Wrapping up in thick clothing, the dim castle is doing nothing for morale (Picture: ITV)

Also, as the mental health expert pointed out, castles weren’t typically made to be homely – and he told us: ‘Castles in particular are inhospitable environments that were designed for siege and battle.

‘These not the type of associations you want while in camp.’

So while Scarlett Moffatt and Vicky Pattison reckons this year’s stars have it easier in some ways, in others they’re getting it far worse.

Now’s a case of them all holding their nerve for the rest of their stay.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues weekdays at 9pm on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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