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I'm A Celebrity's Jessica Plummer screeches in fear as the stars face their first trial against the series


The stars of I & # 39; m A Celebrity filmed the opening scenes of the 2020 series and attended their first terrifying trial on Friday.

The group has been tasked with rappelling off a cliff in Anglesey, Wales before arriving at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, where they will be staying for the duration of the show.

Jessica Plummer, 28, looked startled to squeak as she watched her peers Giovanna Fletcher, 35, and Vernon Kay, 46, take on the challenge in front of her.

Scared: Jessica looked scared as she squealed as she watched her competitors Giovanna Fletcher, 35, and Vernon Kay, 46, take on the challenge in front of her

Scary: I'm a Celebrity Jessica Plummer squealed in fear as she and her fellow stars abseil off a CLIFF in their first petrifying attempt on Friday

Radio host Victoria Derbyshire, 52, and Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, 30, were also preparing to climb down the cliff, the latter vomiting while putting on his harness.

Jessica and Victoria looked out for their roommates and stood at the edge of the cliff, watching in horror as the others went down.

Jessica seemed afraid of something she saw and could see screaming in shock as Giovanna and Vernon walked carefully to the bottom of the cliff.

Other celebrities are the Corrie legend Beverley Callard [63], the team GB star Mo Farah [37], the strict star AJ Pritchard [26], the Paralympian Hollie Arnold [26] and the funny Shane Richie [56] .

Petrified: Jordan vomited while putting on his harness before walking down the cliff

Fear: Jordan had a stone expression on his face as he waited for his turn to come

Petrified: Jordan vomited while putting on his harness before walking down the cliff

Safety First: The stars wore helmets with Go Pro cameras to ensure they weren't injured during the attempt

Prepared: A member of the crew sat on the edge of the cliff and filmed the stars

Safety First: The stars wore helmets with Go Pro cameras to ensure they weren't injured during the attempt

Before: The celebrities were seen in their own outfits before putting on their protective gear

After: The team was dressed in rainproof ensembles

Before and After: The celebrities were seen in their own outfits before putting on their protective gear

The stars arrived in jeeps and were seen blindfolded so they did not know where their first attempt began. Some of the celebrities also arrived by helicopter.

Once they were near the cliff, each celebrity was brought in by a member of the crew in a buggy before preparing for the challenge.

Professional climbers spoke to the celebrities about the challenge to make sure they weren't harming themselves. The quintet discussed this among themselves.

The I & # 39; m A Celebrity film crew wore face shields and masks while filming to comply with strict COVID-19 restrictions.

Preparations: Professional climbers spoke to the celebrities about the challenge to make sure they didn't harm themselves. The quintet discussed this among themselves

Beware: Jessica mastered the challenge

Preparations: Professional climbers spoke to the celebrities about the challenge to make sure they didn't harm themselves. The quintet discussed this among themselves

Rarely To Go: At first, the stars seemed excited about the prospect of making their first attempt together

Rarely To Go: At first, the stars seemed excited about the prospect of making their first attempt together

Learning the basics: The quintet was seen in great detail when talking to climbers

Chatty: The stars chatted during the challenge

Learning the basics: The quintet was seen in great detail when talking to climbers

After weeks of working around the clock to restore the crumbling Welsh landmark Gwrych Castle, I & # 39; m A Celebrity revealed the first view of the camp on Friday.

This year's stars will experience the most brutal living conditions in the show's 20-year history after ITV moved from Australia to Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MailOnline got special access to the brand new set of the show at the eerie Gwrych Castle. ITV rented the 19th-century castle for £ 1 million for six weeks after Covid-19 ruled out the Australian backdrop.

The ten participants sleep on rusty old beds that are covered by a newly installed plastic roof. Only the campfire in the adjoining living rooms provides warmth.

In Baltic conditions, when roommates need the bathroom at night, they have to go outside to visit the Privy, a battered old shed that replaced the traditional dunny.

And the normally spoiled celebrities bathe in a tiny tin bath and wash their hair with water from an old watering can hanging overhead – their modesty is obscured by a moldy shower curtain.

The 2020 streak, which begins on Sunday, is expected to last 20 days – two shorter than normal.

ITV announced an extreme Covid management plan to keep the series running smoothly, including celebrities who are tested every three days and crew members who wear proximity buzzers, wear masks and receive temperature checks on arrival.

The celebrities isolated themselves two weeks before their arrival.

Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios said: “All of the members of the production team have worked incredibly hard to bring I & # 39; m A Celebrity to Wales, and a significant part of that has been achieved by developing our protocols around Covid .

& # 39; We worked with ITV's independent Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Litchfield, ITV's Health and Safety Department, and our own Health, Safety and Medical teams worked together to keep everyone on camera as safe as possible with production on and off camera. & # 39;

Dr. Paul Litchfield added, “Those involved in I'm A Celebrity are used to working safely in extreme and challenging environments.

& # 39; The procedures and protocols developed aim to ensure a thorough defense against the coronavirus by applying industry best practices and always following regulatory and local guidelines.

I'm a celebration … get me out of here! 2020: who are the celebrities?

Surname: SIR MO FARAH CBE

Age: 37

Claim to fame: The most successful British athlete in the history of the Olympic Games

Phobias: Any animal that moves

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice when people see me doing something other than running

Role in the warehouse: cook

Most miss: Coffee, my wife and my kids

Dream campmates: Samuel L Jackson would be pretty cool

Relationship status: Married

Surname: SHANE RICHIE

Age: 56

Phobias: Human feces. If I see one, it's over! I hope the storage toilet will be closed

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: Nothing. I don't think I'm that interesting

Role in the warehouse: Person who empathizes with something

Most miss: My family and routine at home

Dream campmates: Eric Cantona, a pop star of the 80s or The Roc

Relationship status: Married

Surname: BEVERLEY CALLARD

Age: 63

Claim to fame: Corrie legend

Phobias: Ghosts and insects

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: People think I'm glamorous because I've played Liz for so long, but I'm not

Role in the warehouse: cleanser

Most miss: Dogs and my husband Jon

Dream campmates: Ricky Gervais – he would keep us all going

Relationship status: Married

Surname: AJ PRITCHARD

Age: 26th

Claim to fame: Formerly strictly professional

Phobias: Treble, claustrophobia

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: People see me with sparkles and fake tans, but no one knows who I am

Role in the warehouse: Keep the mood up and cleaner

Most miss: My warm and comfortable bed

Dream campmates: Any celebrity with a fascinating background

Relationship status: Dating

Name: VERNON KAY

Age: 46

Claim to fame: TV and radio presenter

Phobias: I don't like being trapped underwater!

The biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: I think I've been the same throughout my career – so I don't have any.

Role in the warehouse: Person to keep the mood up.

Most miss: My family.

Dream camper: Everyone who won the Super Bowl!

Relationship status: Married.

Name: VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE

Age: 52

Claim to fame: Award-winning journalist

Phobias: I'm not a fan of spiders or tight spaces and I don't know what I'll be like when I'm there!

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: I don't think I have any as people only know me as a news and current affairs person!

Role in the warehouse: Shoulder to cry on.

Most miss: My boys, my husband, my dog ​​and my mother.

Dream campmates: Madonna, Gary Lineker and Jamie Oliver cook for us. I think you could have some really geeky chats with them!

Relationship status: Married.

Name: GIOVANNA FLETCHER

Age: 35

Claim to fame: Author and podcaster

Phobias: Heights. My legs are shaking and you can't rationalize it

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: I'm not that controversial, so nothing

Role in the warehouse: Mom, girlfriend and hugger

Most miss: My husband Tom and my three children

Dream campmates: The Queen, Judi Dench and Ant Middleton so that he can help us with any survival skills

Relationship status: Married

Name: JESSICA PLUMMER

Age: 28

Claim to fame: Former EastEnders actress

Phobias: Arachnophobia, fear of heights – exactly with every phobia

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice when people see me for who I am and not my EastEnders character

Role in the warehouse: Chatterbox and little sister

Most miss: My daughter. It will be the longest time we've been apart

Dream campmates: Denzel Washington would be great. I would listen to every word he said

Relationship status: single

Name: JORDAN NORTH

Age: 30th

Claim to fame: Radio 1 DJ

Phobias: It's just easier to say what I'm not afraid of. I have so many phobias

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: I'm always bubbly and energetic on my Radio 1 show, but everyone has downtime too. So it will be nice when people see who I really am

Role in the warehouse: Entertainer and the tidy person – I love a tidy house

Most miss: A nice cool pint of Guinness

Dream campmates: Barack Obama and Liam Gallagher. It would be great entertainment

Relationship status: single

Name: HOLLIE ARNOLD MBE

Age: 26th

Claim to fame: Paralympic gold medalist

Phobias: be crazy

Biggest misunderstanding that you want to dispel in the castle: I don't want it to focus on my disability

Role in the warehouse: Chef / shoulder to cry on

Most miss: My friend, food and my cats

Dream campmates: Michelle Keegan – she is beautiful

Relationship status: Dating