I'm A Celebrity 2021 news – Richard Madeley's creepy 'three in a bed' confession… but it's not what you're thinking

I'M A Celebrity star Richard Madeley has revealed how he and wife Judy Finnigan had a very creepy 'three-in-a-bed' encounter in Paris a few years back… with a ghost.

The Good Morning Britain presenter said: “It was really, really spooky.”

Richard revealed: “I could see what I thought was Judy sitting with her back to me on her side of the bed as if she was about to go to the loo or something – but she didn’t move.

“The moment I made a noise, this thing stood up with ridiculous speed and shot across the room.

“I thought, “Oh, holy s***’’. I was ­really shaken up. Next morning, Judy says to me: ‘Oh my God, I had the most bizarre nightmare. I dreamt that a ghost walked over my grave’.”

Madeley, 65, will be among the 10 stars entering the haunted Gwrych Castle this weekend for the ITV show.

Read our I'm A Celeb live blog below for the latest news and gossip…

  • Milica Cosic

    Explained: The prize for winning I’m A Celeb

    ITV don’t pay out prize money for the winner of I’m A Celeb.

    Instead they agree a fee to be paid to each of the celebs before they enter the jungle – or castle.

    However, popular contestants have gone on to make much more money after the show has ended.

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    Last year's trials 'too easy'

    Last year viewers slammed the action, claiming the trials were too easy.

    Speaking from Gwyrch Castle, Executive Producer Olly Nash said: “We did set out at the beginning to make it much tougher. They are in for longer, the trials are bigger. The trials were limited last year and this time they are much closer to the Australian series in terms of scale.

    “Absolutely they are harder and bigger and there are more trials over the series than ever before and more triallists taking part. That was the learnings of having one series here.

    “We have 24 trials this year, I think normally it is closer to 20 in a full series, it is the most ever and absolutely the most celebrities taking part.”

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    Get used to the cold

    I'm A Celebrity's Creative Director Tom Gould said: "It's going to be incredibly exposed and cold.

    "The group dynamic in The Clink will be interesting because there is nowhere to get any space."

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    First look inside I’m A Celebrity castle

    For this year's I'm A Celeb, a horrifying medieval jail will house some of the stars.

    Campmates who lose the entry challenge will be slung into The Clink – an outdoor yard at Gwrych Castle imprisoned by a huge wall topped with spikes.

    And they will be forced to sleep on the floor of a stable in sleeping bags.

    Celebs will struggle in the harsher conditions this year Credit: ITV
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    Recap: I'm A Celeb's first winner

    In 2002, Radio DJ Tony Blackburn won the first series of I’m a Celebrity.

    He defeated the late socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and author Christine Hamilton to pick up the gong of King of the Jungle.

    A firm favourite from the start, Tony and Tara both managed to remain safe from the public vote throughout their two week stay.

    He took part in three trials during his time in the jungle – the Sneaky Snake Run (winning 2/6 stars), the spider web (winning 3/4) and the final trial with Tara, which he completed successfully.

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    Explained: Where the campmates go once voted out

    Once voted off the show it is a regular occurrence to see the stars whisked off to a luxurious hotel where they can relax.

    The hotel that they will be heading to this year is the Carden Park Hotel, a luxury country hotel near Chester, Cheshire.

    Just over an hours drive away from the castle, campmates will find themselves encapsulated within a 1,000 acre retreat, home to a spa, golf course and even a vineyard.

    The luxury hotel offers a £12million spa facility, which features a lavish outdoor champagne bar.

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    Snoochie Shy to strip down to bikini despite freezing temperatures

    Snoochie Shy said she plans to wear bikinis in the I’m A Celebrity shower.

    The Radio 1 Xtra DJ, 29, said: “I’ve packed a bit of both [costumes and bikinis] to be honest.

    "But I feel like if I’ve got a bikini then I’ll be able to clean more areas.

    "Like I’ll be able to get to my actual belly button, ‘cos I don’t want any fluff in my belly button.”

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    What you need to know:

    • When does I’m a Celebrity start?
    • Where is I’m A Celebrity 2021 filmed?
    • How to vote on I’m A Celebrity
    • Where are Ant and Dec staying in Wales?

    The 700 calories a day

    Asked whether he's prepared for his food intake to drastically decrease to around 700 calories a day while living in Wales' Gwyrch Castle, Richard Madeley said he'd been given "conflicting advice".

    "Some people say to cut down so you don't miss it too much," he said.

    He continued to say: "You're bound to lose weight when you don't get food from the trials and are on abut 700 calories. That's way under what you need to keep body weight.

    "So others say put it on before you go in. You get very conflicting advice.

    "I have done neither. I'm not much of a big eater. I'm more of a grazer.

    "I don't have big meals and I never clear my plate.

    "I don't think I'll be too bothered by hunger."

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      Richard Madeley: 'I’ve been told to keep my temper in check'

      Revealing he's been warned to keep his angry outbursts in check by his son-in-law and former England rugby star James Haskell, Richard said: "James told me not to lose my temper.

      "When he went in to do I'm A Celebrity, the last one in Australia with Kate Garraway, he suffered from hunger a lot more than the others.

      "He was losing such a huge amount of body mass. He was brilliant until about half way through and then hunger just got the better of him and he had a flash point with the rest of the camp and shouted at them calling them the 'circus of stupidity' and all that kind of stuff.

      "People don't like it when you lose your temper and he was the next one to be voted out.

      "He said 'don't let hunger get the better of you and if you're getting ratty, pipe down'."

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      I’Here is a look back at the shows funniest moments (Continued…)

      5) Stacey Solomon was assigned a top secret mission and needed to attract the attention of comedian Dom Joly without any of their campmates noticing in 2010.

      Unfortunately, Dom was a little slow on the uptake, so Stacey resorted to chucking a stone. It ended up hitting him square in the face.

      6) When reality show diva Gemma Collins announced in 2014: “I think I’ve got malaria,” it sparked a hysterical 72 hours before she quit — and launched a host of viral memes.

      7) American David Gest became a reality TV legend in 2006 thanks to his dry sense of humour and tall tales — the most infamous being his uniquely named maid, Vaginica Seaman.

      8) Peter Andre going on about how much he loved singing, in 2004, before cutting to an unimpressed Johnny Rotten, was TV gold. His subsequent single, Insania, was anything but.

    • Louis Allwood

      Here is a look back at the shows funniest moments

      Viewers will be hoping to see more of the TV gold that has tickled the nation over the 19 years the series has been running.

      To celebrate the return, we take a look at some of the funniest moments.

      1) EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney thought he was on his way into the camp to meet his fellow celebrities in 2006.

      What he didn’t know was he was going straight into a live trial — a Bush Spa with gunk plus thousands of creepy crawlies. His hysterics had Ant and Dec in stitches.

      2) As soon as nutritionist Gillian McKeith arrived in camp in 2010 she whined about a host of phobias — and sucked on a gas mask.

      Then when she was voted to perform a live trial she stunned viewers and crew alike by collapsing and lying “out cold” on her back.

      3) Nobody who saw former royal lackey Paul Burrell whimper ing and gibbering his way through an excruciating Hell Hole trial in 2004 will ever forget it.

      Ant and Dec had to look away because they were laughing so hard.

      4) Katie Price and Kim Woodburn went head to head on the eating and drinking Bushtucker Trial Vile Vending in 2009.

      While Katie gagged on an animal testicle, Kim made such a noise trying to force down a fish eye that she would have been put down if she were a dog.

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      Locals not happy with shows return

      For many years before the show turned up the public and residents of the area enjoyed free access to the woods, said Councillor Delyth MacRae.

      She said: “Prior to the castle being built, there was an undesignated path from Llanddulas to Abergele and we are talking a long time ago.”

      “That was for access to the mines and it was quicker to go down there and go to the market/go shopping.”

      She added: “Members of the public are feeling, rightly or wrongly, they are feeling very aggrieved their enjoyment of the land has been taken away due to recent changes of ownership as well as liability and security issues.”

      And one local resident also said: “I’ve walked these paths for years and now a TV show is spoiling things.”

    • Louis Allwood

      Special TAPE to stop bugs escaping will be used

      Last year I'm a celeb bosses were bombarded by complaints from campaigners after reports of 'non-invasive' species had managed to leave the site and enter the wild.

      This year, bosses will be using special tape for trials involving containers like coffins in which celebrities will sit whilst confronting all kinds of critters.

      The tape will make containers become more air tight preventing bugs from getting out.

      Producers will have a ‘bug warden’ on set at all times when the series’ famous Bushtucker Trials and challenges take place to monitor the critters.

      It will be their role to make sure all insects are collected – with bosses again using controlled release zones and grate systems like they did last year.

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      First terrifying task revealed

      The terrifying Walk The Plank is confirmed as the first task of the show.

      The ten stars will be required to drop hundreds of feet from a huge tower of scaffolding.

      Pictures show the colossal platform being built over a disused quarry in North Wales ahead of the programme's launch on Sunday.

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      Phillip Schofield reveals the reason why he would not do I'm a celeb

      During ITV breakfast show 'This Morning' Philip Schofield revealed that despite the show being one he 'would do' there is one thing stopping him.

      He said: "Well, I've always said I'm A Celeb is the only one I would do.

      "But I wouldn't do it… I don't think. But I couldn't do it because they eat out of those metal cans with metal spoons, and I've got goosebumps even thinking about it.

      "But scraping the spoon on the tin can, I couldn't do it, I'd starve to death!"

    • Louis Allwood

      Where will the campmates go once voted out?

      Once voted off the show it is a regular occurrence to see the stars whisked off to a luxurious hotel where they can relax.

      The hotel that they will be heading to this year is the Carden Park Hotel, a luxury country hotel near Chester, Cheshire.

      Just over an hours drive away from the castle, campmates will find themselves encapsulated within a 1,000 acre retreat, home to a spa, golf course and even a vineyard.

      The luxury hotel offers a £12million spa facility, which features a lavish outdoor champagne bar.

    • Louis Allwood

      Where are the hosts staying?

      Comedy duo Ant and Dec are rumoured to be staying at Bodysgallen Hall near Llandudno again in 2021.

      Bodysgallen is a luxury country house hotel set on Pydew Mountain.

      It is equipped with a luxury spa and a three AA Rosette restaurant.

      As well as the hotel, the grounds have 16 cottage suites which have "added privacy" and their own separate garden – so the presenter duo may be making the most of these areas.

    • Louis Allwood

      When will Ant and Dec be back in the jungle?

      It is still not yet known exactly when the duo will be back in the jungle, but we all hope it will be soon.

      The Sun exclusively revealed that I'm A Celebrity big wigs are considering hosting alternate years between the Australian jungle and the Welsh castle.

      They think it’s a good way to keep the show, hosted by Ant and Dec fresh and interesting.

      A castle source previously told us: “It’s been really challenging for everyone involved just to get the show on air this year, but it’s given producers a chance to reflect and take stock more than usual.

      “They’ve loved trying new things with a different location and the idea of having alternate years has been discussed.

      “It means that next year Ant and Dec would be back in the traditional jungle, before returning to Wales again the following year."

    • Louis Allwood

      What does the winner of I'm a Celebrity get?

      Many viewers will be surprised to hear this but remarkably the winner of the show gets absolutely nothing.

      However, they get to keep the title of King or Queen of the castle as well as the crown.

      The show is again back at the castle, and Giovanna will now have the honour of handing over her crown to the winner of the 2021 series.

    • Louis Allwood

      Who is Danny Miller?

      Danny Miller is an English actor who is known for playing Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale, for which he has won three British Soap Awards for Best Actor.

      Danny made his television debut when he played Kyle Brown in the BBC kids show Grange Hill.

      In April 2014 the actor played William in the BBC production of Jamaica Inn.

    • Louis Allwood

      Danny Miller hits back

      Danny Miller has hit out at those that have criticised him for heading into the castle weeks after his son was born.

      The star welcomed his son Albert into the world last month.

      Danny responded to all the comments on the most recent episode of the Act On This podcast.

      He said: "[Some] people think it's out of order, but there's people who work for a less wage who have to go away and provide for their family who work in the Army, who don't get contact and don't get to see them for six months.

      "This is three weeks of my life and Albert isn't really going to remember me being there or not.

      "Steph is doing amazing with breastfeeding, she's an amazing mum. It gave me even more confidence to want to go to the Castle and provide for the family.

      "Alright, I'm not going to have that three weeks, but I'll spend the rest of his life making that up to him. It'll give me money to be able to do things with him that I wouldn't have been able to do five or six years ago.

      "So, to sacrifice three weeks for Steph and the baby is almost an easy decision to make because I know Steph has got Albert's back, he's in the best hands."

    • Louis Allwood

      Kiosk Cledwyn tipped to return

      We all remember the grumpy shopkeeper, Kiosk Cledwyn who appeared in last years I'm a celebrity.

      He would be the man to reward celebs with treats if they successfully answered a correct question following the completion of a task.

      On Thursday, December 3, hosts Ant and Dec revealed it would be his final appearance on the show.

      However, In the new I'm A Celebrity teaser, the narrator says: "Two heroes brave the elements to ready the camp."

      Dec then says: "It’s a bit chilly," to which Ant replies: "I can’t imagine anything colder."

      Dec addresses his grumpy co-star at this point, and says: "A frosty reception at Cledwyn’s?" with Ant responding: "I’d still rather take my chances out here."

    • Louis Allwood

      Snoochie Shy twerks and works out

      Snoochie Shy, who is set to enter the castle, twerked and exercised in front of confused onlookers in her isolation cottage.

      In a video shared on her Instagram feed, the radio DJ screams: "Guys, I'm going into the castle!!!"

      The radio host then hits the ground rolling, high kicks the air, and shuffles along the garden path as she shows off her "survival skills" ahead of entering Gwrych castle.

      She says in the hilarious clip: "Super super gassed to be going into the castle, I've been watching this show since I got flung out of mum's vagina basically. Without it I wouldn't be going into the castle.

      "How have I got ready for the castle you ask me? Some serious training and some serious survival techniques."

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      I’m A Celebrity’s Ant McPartlin fumes as Declan Donnelly surprises him with a hilarious birthday gift

      'M A Celebrity's Declan Donnelly surprised Ant McPartlin with a hilarious birthday gift – a box full of "nothing".

      The TV star pulled a crafty prank on best mate Ant that genuinely left his pal fuming.

      He said: "There's the birthday boy. I've got a little gift for ya!" as Ant grabbed the present and started shaking it.

      Hearing the rattle of something inside, Dec continued: "Don't get too emotional over it.

      "Don't worry about it, it's nothing, I just didn't want it falling out."

      Ant couldn't get to grips with the wrapping paper and screeched: "I can't get into it, man! Is that glue? Who glues a present."

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