Wales is rumoured to be the new location for this season's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in a major change from previous seasons abroad.

But the tipped celebrity home - Gwrych Castle in Abergele - is facing emergency structural work to prevent it from crumbling during filming.

ITV bosses recently revealed that the hit show will be filmed in the UK for the first time in I'm A Celeb history.

The castle is in Abergele

The network has ditched the Australian jungle for the more local site in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Mirror reports.

But this week, builders have been called in for emergency works to fix structural concerns and “vertical cracking” in the old building.

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A post to the castle's official Facebook page reads: “Day one of our planned emergency works to conserve the central keep at the castle."

In the photos, an enormous crane hangs over the stone building as workers in high-vis jackets are pictured building scaffolding.

The works follow a major collapse of the central keep at the castle in the year 2000. This brought down the south facade into the area of the kitchen courtyard.

The ongoing works are designed to stabilise this part of the castle, with a view to opening it to the public in the future.

This year's ITV series is expected to begin in November, meaning there's still some time to get the castle up to scratch before the celebrities arrive.

Alongside the new set, the reality show is expected to face several other changes as the team adjust to social distancing guidelines. However, ITV bosses are so far keeping plans secret in the run up to the show.