I’m a Celebrity 2020 review

I'm A Celebrity 2020: First look at new show logo as set moves to haunted  Welsh castle

In this strangest of years, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here moved to the UK in Wales, as they couldn’t fly over to Australia. This year’s series would be based in a Castle called Gwrych Castle, so how would the campmates fare this year as no-one knew what this series would be like?

The ten famous faces that would be taking part this year were:

Shane Richie (Alfie Moon in Eastenders)

Bev Callard (Liz in Corrie)

Jess Plummer (Chantelle in Eastenders)

Jordan North (Radio 1 DJ)

Victoria Derbyshire (BBC journalist)

Vernon Kay (TV presenter)

AJ Pritchard (dancer on Strictly)

Giovanna Fletcher (Podcaster on Happymums, author, blogger, vlogger, presenter and actress)

Sir Mo Farah (Olympic athlete and 4 x gold medal winner)

Hollie Arnold MBE (Paralympian Javelin thrower)

Russell Watson and Ruthie Henshall would join on day 4

The stunning Gwyrch Castle in Abergele

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/tv/gwrych-castle-im-celebrity-location-19263585

In the launch episode on Sunday 15th November,  their first task was five of them had to abseil down a cliff trying to get their fellow camp mates rucksacks but in order to get the rucksacks they had to answer questions about each other  and the other five were at the bottom of the cliff pulling them down.

It all went  well as they all went down and got each other rucksacks, however near the end as he was scared of heights, Jordan was sick at the top of the cliff, and the fact he was left until last to go down made him feel worse.

They all went to the camp in the castle in Wales, and had a tour around their new home.

Then Ant and Dec revealed that all 10 campmates will be doing the first trial of the series. The trial was called Gates to Hell.

The celebrities had to move stars across the gates by passing them to each other, to the other side at the end of the trial.  They had things thrown on them such as maggots and so on. They ended with seven stars.

Then to end the launch episode, Ant and Dec came in and told them who was doing the next trial which was called Viper Vault, and they revealed it would be Shane and Jordan.

Episode 2 (Mon 16th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

The trial which Jordan and Shane did, they were in a box with snakes, and they had to turn safes with the right combinations, and to start with Jordan was nervous before it, but they did well and they got nine stars out of 10 which meant nine meals for camp.

The other key point from this episode was their first evening meal as 10 and it was Eel.

At the end of the episode, Ant and Dec came in and revealed that it would be Jordan, Vernon and Bev doing the next trial.

Episode 3  (Tues 17th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

Giovanna and Hollie did the first castle coin challenge (different to the dingo dollar challenge in Australia) where their challenge was to try and lift a ball to the celebrity who said a certain quote, and if they got them all right, they would get to go to Kiosk Cledwyn’s shop with an opportunity of winning  a treat for camp. They managed to win the challenge, The choice at the shop was Welsh cakes or Twiglets, they chose Welsh cakes, but the camp mates had to get a question correctly first in order to get the treat. They got that question wrong.

The trial was Fright of the round table, which was the first eating trial of the series and between them Jordan, Vernon and Bev won 10 stars and their meal that evening was quail.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that all ten of them were doing the next  trial, little did the celebrities know that they’d be seeing their 2 new camp mates do it.

Ep 4   (Weds 18th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

Victoria telling a joke about supermarkets which Mo didn’t understand

AJ and Jessica did the Castle Coin Challenge which was about moving barrels into the correct place.  They won the challenge, and had to go to Cledwyn’s shop where the choice was bread & butter and popcorn, the camp-mates got the question right, and they had bread & butter as their treat.

It was time for the trial and it was Russell Watson and Ruthie Henshall who were the new camp-mates, and they had to do three rounds which were: round 1:  Russell had to find the punchlines to questions out of barrels, and  Ruthie was in the stocks getting rotten tomatoes thrown over her. Round 2 was popping fish eyes, then squeezing the juice out to make sauce.  The final round was Russell and Ruthie had to mime some moves to some songs, and the campmates had to guess what song they were dancing to.

They won 11 stars in the trial, and they had oxtail for their meal.

Ant and Dec revealed that the next person to do the trial would be Jordan.

Key points from this episode were:

Russell and Ruthie were given tasks by a jester and they had to prank fellow camp mates thing and for each prank they got right without the other campmates cottoning on, they would win 4 luxury items for campmates and if they managed to complete each prank, they would win all 12 luxury items.

Ruthie managed to get Jordan to rub her feet and won the first four luxury items, it was Bev and Shane’s turn to go for the Castle Coin Challenge which was like a spot the difference, the second one was to trick the campmates to get the question wrong for the Castle Coin Challenge and Ruthie managed to convince the campmates to get the question wrong, which meant the treat didn’t come to camp and Bev and Shane chose custard creams, which meant Ruthie and Russell won another four luxury items, the final prank was for Russell to pretend that there was a ghost near his bed, and they got the final four luxury items.

Jordan did the trial which was called Trap Door and he had to lay flat on a tunnel and use the rope to help him up and down, and he was joined in there by  maggots and other insects,  and he won all 12 stars.

The meal that night was squirrel.

Then each campmate received their luxury items and they were all understandably emotional about it. They also had a dance to Reach.

Ant and Dec revealed that the next trial was called Fort Locks and Mo was doing the trial.

Key points from this episode were:

Victoria and Mo were doing the Castle Coin Challenge which saw them dressed up as robins, and they had to measure worms correctly, and they won the challenge, which meant they could go to Cledwyn’s shop where the treats were Jelly worms or mixed nuts. The campmates got the question wrong, which meant no treat.

 Ruthie spilled the gossip on a relationship with a former Royal.

Mo did the trial which was called Fort Locks and he had to put his hands into hellholes,  and he had to use keys which matched the right colours, he got nine stars.

Their meal that night was cuttlefish.

It was time for this year’s live trial which was called The Royal Tournament. The winners would win a royal banquet for them all, the losers would have rice and beans and would face the next day’s trial. .

The first of the four rounds was called Terror Troughs, and for this one it was Shane and Jordan for the Lords and Ruthie and Hollie for the Ladies. What they had to do was to remove the coins with mouths but only had 90 secs to complete it, and they had to put their faces into slime.

Shane and Jordan got three coins, Ruthie and Hollie got two coins, which meant the Lords won the first round.

Round two was Critter Cages and it was Vernon for the Lords and Victoria for the Ladies. The task for this one was using their hands, they had to try and get as many stars of the thread and post them in the box at the end.

Vernon got 11, Victoria got six which meant the Lords won the first two rounds. Round three was called Savage Stocks and for the Lords it was AJ, for the ladies it was Jessica.

The task for this round was they had to be placed into the stocks and they had to unthread the coins and put them in a box.

AJ got eight, Jessica got eight as well. The lords were still in front.

The final round was called Scare Chairs, and it was Russell and Mo for the Lords and for the ladies it was Bev and Giovanna.

The task for this one was they had to unthread the stars off the thread and then put the coins into the box.

Mo and Russell got nine and Bev and Giovanna got eight for the Ladies.

That meant the Lords won overall by 31 gold coins by 24 gold coins. This meant the Lords won the trial and would be having a royal banquet.

The girls would be facing the next trial called Barbaric.

Ep 7  (Sat 21st Nov)

This was a recap episode where it showed you unseen moments they couldn’t fit into the shows this week

Ep 8  (Sun 22nd Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

The six boys had their royal banquet which looked beautiful

Vernon and Russell did the Castle Coin Challenge which was a spelling test, and they won the challenge, for the choice of treats which were Jammie Dodgers or Pretzels. The campmates got the question right which meant they won the Jammie Dodgers as their treat.

The six girls did their barbaric trial which was barbaric.  All six of them were chained and locked to a giant bar in the first chamber. A number of keys were dropped in, and one of the keys will unlock the first celebrity on the right hand side. Once they were unlocked they were able to slide the bar and free themselves and exit the 1st chamber, and enter the 2nd chamber. Once in the 2nd chamber, they had to choose one of the boxes and retrieve the 2 stars inside. That was the same for all six of them. The keys were dropped but of course with it being a trial they were dropped in along with fish guts and all sorts. They all got the keys, all got free and they got 10 stars which meant ten meals for camp.

The meal was pigeon.

Also in this episode Jordan was picked as the first camp leader, and picked Victoria to be his deputy

Ant and Dec revealed the person to do the next trial which was call the Harm-ory would be AJ and Jessica

Ep 9 (Mon 23rd Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

Mo was telling a story about how he came over to the UK

Jordan and Ruthie did the Castle Coin challenge which was about herding ducks into a cage, and they won the challenge. The choice of treats was scotch eggs or chocolate mini eggs, and campmates got the question right, and their treat was scotch eggs.

AJ and Jess did the trial which was called the Harm-ory which was in pitch black which was very hard, and they had to go through a series of rooms , so they only got six stars which was not bad.

They had hare for evening meal.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that the next trial was called Cruel Jewels and that Shane would be doing it.

Ep 10 ( Tues 24th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

Shane and Giovanna doing the Castle Coin challenge which was about Shane directing Giovanna so she could slay the piñatas. They won the challenge, and the choice of treats was Marshmallows or the plug for the bath. The campmates got the question wrong.

Shane doing the trial which was about Shane crawling through the cabinet, trying to find the stars and he got all 12 stars.

The meal was crayfish.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that the next trial was Sickening Stalls and Jess and Shane were doing it.

Key points from this episode were:

It was Russell’s birthday

Ruthie, Giovanna, Bev and Jessica took part in a mean massage in order to win a proper massage for four other celebrities of their choice.

Bev chose Vernon, Giovanna chose Hollie, Jess chose Giovanna and Ruthie chose Russell.

Jess and Shane did the trial which was a drinking trial and they had to drink disgusting drinks, they did well, of course they gagged and spat and puked up but they got 12 stars.

They had another rendition of Reach.

Their meal was pheasant which took ages to cook.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed the next trial was Wicked Waterways, and Hollie and Shane were doing it.

Ep 12 ( Thurs 26th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

The new camp leader was chosen and it was Giovanna and her deputy was Bev, and they had to choose which campmates they wanted to do the various camp chores.

Victoria and Hollie were doing the Castle Coin Challenge which was about trying to find missing words from fairytales, if they found the correct thing they had to put it in golden chest, if they got it wrong horrible stuff came down and landed on them. They won the Castle Coin challenge and the choices of treats were Jelly beans or gingerbread, and the campmates got the question right, and they chose jellybeans.

Everyone discussed their worst day at work.

Hollie & Shane were doing the trial called Wicked Waterways, and it was made up of two tunnels, and they had to work as a team to transfer the water into the collection point, but as with every trial it wasn’t going to be that easy as castle critters would be with them , and they got 4 stars which meant four meals for camp.

The meal that night was monkfish.

Ant & Dec came in and revealed the next trial was called Chamber of Horrors, and that AJ and  Shane were doing the trial.

Ep 13 (Fri 27th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

It was the day the first voteoff was happening.

Mo and Vernon were doing the Castle Coin Challenge which was a maths challenge and Mo had to work out the right answer, and Mo had to fire a bow & arrow at the right answers, and they won the coins, and the choices of treats were chocolate coins or mini cheddars, they went for chocolate coins, but campmates got the question wrong, so no chocolate coins.

They all had a singsong in camp.

 AJ and Shane were doing the trial which was called Chamber of Horrors , they had to release stars but only with their tongues, but they only had a certain amount of time in each round.  They got 11 stars of 12.

The meal that night was venison. They found out it was their final meal as 12 people.

Then they all said what they’d liked from their experience and what they would miss if they were to leave, which was emotional.

Ant and Dec came into camp and revealed that it would either Hollie  or Ruthie who would be the first one to leave the castle and it was Hollie who was first to go.

Then Hollie made her way to the studio to discuss her time in camp with Ant and Dec.

At the end of the interview Ant and Dec asked her who she wanted to win and she said Jordan.  Hollie went across the mini bridge and left the castle.

Ep 14 ( Sat 28th Nov)

It was a recap show again, so it showed you unseen moments they couldn’t fit into the shows this week

Ep 15 (Sun 29th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

Victoria did the trial it was called The Critter Clink, she had to collect the stars from the large animal protecting the prison,  then she could retrieve the keys from wardens office, once she had the keys she could use them to open the locks in whatever order she wanted, then she could retrieve the remaining stars.

There were three challenges that needed to be done in order to win treats from home, the first one was Jordan, Russell and Jessica and they had to transfer water from a watering can to a boat, and had a certain amount of time to do it.

They managed to retrieve all 10 keys.

The second challenge was done by Shane, Bev, Giovanna and AJ and it was like a shuffleboard game and they had to try and get as many pucks into the hole as possible, and they only managed to retrieve 5 stars.

The final challenge would be Victoria, Vernon, Ruthie and Mo and they had to try get a ball from one side of a wobbly board to the other, and every ball with keys they made to the end, they would win treats from home.

They got 7 out of 10.

They had to choose  one box with a key, if they chose one with a star in it would be a evening meal, if they open a empty box they won nothing and in certain boxes, there were treats from home, and if they chose one of these, they would be able to choose a campmate who they wanted to give a treat to.

This was emotional as every campmate got a treat apart from AJ, Giovanna and Jordan.

Their meal that night was pheasant.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that it was between Ruthie and Bev   to leave and Ruthie was the 2nd celebrity to leave the castle.

She then got her interview by Ant and Dec about her time in there, and they showed her, her castle highlights, and all the trials she did in there, and asked who she wanted to win and she said Shane may just pip it.

Ruthie  went across the mini bridge and left the castle.

Ep 16 (Mon 30th Nov)

Key points from this episode were:

Mo and Giovanna were doing the Castle Coin challenge, and it was a geography one. Giovanna had to read the country out and Mo had to try and find the one it matched with.

Jordan fell off a bench.

They won the Castle Coins, and the choices of treats were:  Chocolate Eclairs or cheese and crackers. Mo and Giovanna chose Chocolate Eclairs, but campmates got the question wrong, which meant no chocolate eclairs.

Russell was doing the trial, it was called the Rancid Roticery and it was about Russell spinning round into batter, picking categories out and he had to answer questions about that category, and for every correct answer he would win a meal for camp. It was a funny trial, as he was getting more and more angry with some categories.  He managed to win five stars.

Their meal for the night was duck.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that it was between Victoria and Bev to leave and they both were voted off.

They went to the studio and discussed their time in camp with Ant and Dec.

Victoria said she thought Shane would win it, and Bev said Shane, and said she hoped the last two would be Jordan and Shane.

They went over the bridge and left.

Ep 17 (Tues 1st Dec)

 Key points from this episode were:

Shane and Bev were doing the Castle Coin Challenge which was trying to work out the ten most popular pubs, and if they got any right the pub sign would light up, if they got any wrong the beer would squirt into t faces. They had a few gos but eventually they got them all right and won the coins.

Instead of a treat, it was trip to the Castle Arms which was a pub setup in camp for just the one night.

The trial was called Cartastrophe. Giovanna had to throw the contents of the barrel into Vernon’s helmet, and Vernon had to tip the contents into the containers.

Every time they got the contents above the yellow line, would win a meal. This time the stars would be for pub grub in the pub for each campmate. They managed to got 12 stars out of 12, which meant pub grub for campmate at the pub.

Every campmate went to the pub, and they did karaoke and had drinks.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that it was between Russell and Jessica as to who would leave enxt, and it was both of them who were voted off.

They then went to the studio to discuss their time in camp with Ant and Dec.

Russell said he wanted AJ to win, and thought Shane would pip it. Jessica wanted Giovanna to win

They then both left.

Ep 18 (Weds 2nd Dec)

 Key points from this episode were:

There were only six people left now.

Jordan, Giovanna, Shane, Russell, Vernon and Mo tricked Jordan into a game of hide and seek.

AJ and Jess did the Castle Coin Challenge and they had to feed a horse and they had to transfer the food from the hut into buckets. They won the Castle Coin Challenge.

The choice of treats was treats from home for AJ, Giovanna and Jordan or Fruit Platters.

Campmates got the question right, and they got the treats for AJ, Giovanna and Jordan.

Mo and AJ were doing the trial, and it was called Game of Groans. On a board there were 16 numbers, and on the back of them were a shield, and they had to sit on thrones. They had to memorise the shields, were tested on which shields were where, and the position of the shield s would move at end of each round.

They managed to get 3 out of 6 stars.

The meal that night was crab.

They didn’t enjoy the crab though.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that it was between Mo and AJ to leave next, and both of them went.

They discussed their time in camp with Ant and Dec.

AJ wanted Giovanna to win, Mo wanted Giovanna to win.

They then left.

Ep 19  (Thurs 3rd Dec)

This was the penultimate episode of the series.

Key points from this episode were:

Jordan and Vernon did the final Castle Coin Challenge of the series and it was Jordan’s job to tell Vernon the welsh word for a toy, and it was Vernon’s job to find the translation, and they had to wrap the presents up, and if they got it right, it would go to the children, and if it was wrong it would be returned.

Everyone’s favourite trial made it to Wales, Celebrity Cyclone for the final four, and it was the 400th trial in the history of I’m  a Celebrity.  It’s always my favourite trial.

Giovanna decided she would go first, and she had to try and make it to the first star marker, but the problem was it was slippy, and she kept falling over, but she made it eventually.  Shane was second and   he kept slipping also, he only needed to collect one of Giovanna’s stars and take it to the second marker, but again it was slippy with the rain and fire jets, but he made it eventually. Jordan was 3rd to go, and the water was making him go backwards, the water made him go to the beginning, but he made it to the 3rd star marker. Last to go was Vernon and he started walking really quickly, it looked like he was going to make it to the 4th star marker easily, but then the water and balls came down the slide, and that knocked them all backwards to the start, they all aimed to get back to their markers, then an 2nd lot of water and balls came down and again knocked them off.   They all managed to get back to their star markers before the end of the trial, and they won all four stars.

Their penultimate meal was partridge.

Ant and Dec came in and revealed that it might be any of the final four who would be leaving, and it was Shane who would get voted off and just miss out on the final three.

Shane then went to the studio to discuss his time in camp with Ant and Dec , his castle highlights and all the trials he did.

Shane then said he wanted Giovanna to win it.

Shane then left the castle.

Ep 20 (Fri 4th Dec)

This was the final episode of the series and it would be Giovanna, Jordan or Vernon who would be this year’s winner.

Key points from the final episode were:

Each of the final three had one last trial to complete.

Vernon had to face his final trial first  and it was The Table of Torment.  He had to lay on it, and his arms and legs would be shackled, he had to endure two minutes of various critters going on his arms, legs and head. The first three stars would be for starts for him and his fellow campmates, the fourth would be for a drink for himself, and the final star would be for a treat of his choice.  He managed to endure it so he got all of these things.

It was then Giovanna’s turn to have her final trial, called The Frightening Treat which was a eating trial. She had to eat five dishes of disgusting things and the first three stars again were for main courses for her, Vernon and Jordan, the fourth was a drink for her, and the fifth was a treat of her choice. She managed to eat all five dishes so she won the main courses for all three of them for their final meal.

Lastly, it was Jordan’s turn to face his final trial to try and win the desserts for him, Giovanna and Vernon.

His final trial was called The Iron Maiden, he would be locked inside it for 10 minutes.  The first three stars were for the desserts, the fourth was for a drink for him and the fifth was for a special treat for him. He would be joined by snakes, and fair play to him he managed to stay in there for the full 10 minutes.

He managed to win the desserts for him, Vernon and Giovanna.

There was a look back at the series of 2020.

Ant and Dec went into the camp and revealed that the third placed celebrity of I’m A Celebrity 2020 was Vernon. That left the final two as Jordan and Giovanna.

Vernon discussed his time in camp with Ant and Dec and said he wanted either to win.

It then went back to the previous night and the final three’s final meal which looked delicious.

Then it was time for Jordan and Giovanna to leave camp for the final time to discuss their time in camp with Ant and Dec. They then described what they’d feel like to be the winner.

Giovanna said it was amazing to just be there, it would be amazing to be crowned Queen of the Castle.

Jordan said he’d made 11 friends, and he already felt like he was the winner just being in the final.

It was then time to crown the winner of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2020, they then showed a montage of the fellow campmates as to why they would want Jordan and Giovanna to win.

Ant and Dec were then joined by the other campmates but online as they weren’t allowed to be all together on a bench like they would be in Australia.

Ant and Dec then announced that the winner of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2020 and the first ever Queen of the Castle was Giovanna.

Giovanna then got to sit on the throne, and Vernon put the crown on her.

It was a brilliant series, and we all needed this in 2020 after the year everyone has had.

Too many highlights to pick just a couple.

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