I’M A Movie star trials are being filmed in a studio, The Solar can reveal.
It’s the second fakery row to hit the present after we advised yesterday how stars were walked through challenges in advance.
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I am A Movie star trials performed by stars resembling Shane Richie are being filmed in a studioCredit score: Rex Options
It provides weight to claims by former contestants that this 12 months’s sequence is less complicatedCredit score: Rex Options
And it provides weight to claims by former contestants that this 12 months’s sequence in Gwrych Castle, North Wales, is less complicated than the same old Australian jungle shoots.
Producers have constructed a set subsequent door beneath a large tent, with a number of areas which may be shortly dressed to appear like the citadel inside.
Bosses insist their palms have been compelled as a result of it’s not possible to drastically change the structure of, or add to, the Grade II listed construction.
Transporting the present’s critters and creepy crawlies across the ruins was additionally deemed too problematic.
Giovanna Fletcher was seen dressed as a knight for a activityCredit score: Rex Options
A set supply mentioned: “Every thing on the present makes it appear like they’re strolling down the steep staircase into the depths of the citadel the place they face the trial.
“What viewers don’t see is that they’re then taken to an space separate to the citadel the place they’re briefed after which put by way of their paces.
“It’s barely pulling the wool over the viewers’ eyes.”
Stars, like Ruthie Henshall, are additionally walked by way of the trials prematurelyCredit score: Rex Options
Producers have constructed a set subsequent to the citadel for celebs like Mo Farah to finish their duties inCredit score: Rex Options
However an ITV supply mentioned: “The trials are brilliantly conceived and producers go to city with their creativity to essentially put the celebrities by way of their paces and face their fears.
“They typically contain chambers, buried tunnels and different incredible creations. Nothing is off limits when it comes to the grand spectacle of the trials.
“As a result of immense ambition of the construct, it was not possible to create these inside the precise citadel so the trials are filmed in a separate construction on website.”
The revelation comes after we advised how producers gave contestants a secret run-through of bug-laced duties — gorgeous viewers who believed stars have been dealing with recent fears.
Bosses insist their palms have been compelled as a result of it’s not possible to drastically change the structure of Gwrych FortressCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
A supply admitted: “It does take away some component of jeopardy, the concept they know precisely how one can escape, or unpick a lock, or launch a bolt.”
Nonetheless, producers insist the campmates are proven solely the mechanics of the trials for well being and security causes — and to make the sequence extra entertaining.
An insider mentioned: “Limitless trials all leading to celebrities getting caught on intricacies resembling locks and keys would make individuals change off.”
Yesterday, Giovanna Fletcher was seen dressed as a knight for a activity.
The celebs are additionally held in a toasty transportable constructing whereas awaiting trialsCredit score: Rex Options
In the meantime, The Solar can reveal the celebs are held in a toasty transportable constructing whereas awaiting trials.
Whereas they’re briefed on what the trial will entail, they’re taken out of the tough Welsh winter and caught within the heated cabin.
The supply added: “It’s both that or go away them within the rain.
“However truly, that may make the entire journey really feel barely much less of a vacation and extra of a problem.”
Transporting the present’s critters and creepy crawlies across the ruins was additionally deemed too problematicCredit score: Rex Options
The present was moved from Australia to Wales because of the pandemic.
Ex-winners Vicky Pattison and Scarlett Moffatt have claimed it is too soft and that they confronted extra excessive hardships.
Geordie Shore star Vicky, 33, mentioned previous campmates can be considering “they’ve it simpler than us”.
Gogglebox’s Scarlett, 30, added: “I bought so offended that they bought scorching water.”
Shane and Jordan North loved a bathe collectively whereas Vernon Kay pumped water for themCredit score: Rex Options
And former jungle runner-up Kim Woodburn labelled the present an “absolute farce”.
Final night time, Shane Richie bought all 12 stars within the Merciless Jewels trial after crawling by way of cupboards of snakes, scorpions, spiders, cockroaches and crickets.
He mentioned after: “We’re going to eat like kings and queens.”
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