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I’m A Celeb stars pictured outside Gwrych Castle despite policy that contestants must stay at camp

Five campmates from the current series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here were pictured taking a stroll through the grounds of Gwrych Castle on Friday. 

The contestants were spotted heading to their next challenge, each donning their signature navy waterproof jackets and red trousers.

It comes after Friday’s ratings once again decreased to only 4.5 million viewers, according to overnight figures.

Out and about: Five campmates from the current series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here were pictured taking a stroll around the grounds of Gwrych Castle on Friday

The ITV show’s ratings plummeted once again on Thursday night, with a fall of a whopping 553,000 viewers on the previous evening.

Analysis of the evening’s viewing figures showed an average of 4.6m tuned in to watch the show, which was a drastic fall on Wednesday night’s 5.16m viewers.

The peak figure on Thursday meanwhile saw 5.46m tuning in, compared to 5.12m on Wednesday – spelling out a drop of 340,00 viewers for peak numbers.

The dwindling figures, which have been on a continuous decline throughout the week, come in the wake of Storm Arwen, which forced the ITV show off air on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, much to fury of viewers at home. 

Here they are: The contestants were spotted heading to their next challenge, each donning their signature navy waterproof jackets and red trousers

Here they are: The contestants were spotted heading to their next challenge, each donning their signature navy waterproof jackets and red trousers 

Confirmed: Each donning their signature navy waterproof jackets and red trousers, it was unclear which stars had broken the rules

Confirmed: Each donning their signature navy waterproof jackets and red trousers, it was unclear which stars had broken the rules

Tragic: It comes after Friday's ratings showed a further decrease to only 4.5 million viewers, despite enjoying an audience average of 12.14 million just three years ago

Tragic: It comes after Friday’s ratings showed a further decrease to only 4.5 million viewers, despite enjoying an audience average of 12.14 million just three years ago

Disappointing: Analysis of last Thursday's viewing figures showed an average of 4.6m tuned in to watch the show, which was a drastic fall on Wednesday night's 5.16m viewers

Disappointing: Analysis of last Thursday’s viewing figures showed an average of 4.6m tuned in to watch the show, which was a drastic fall on Wednesday night’s 5.16m viewers

Despite the fall in figures, the show remains the most watched of the evening, with a 30.6% share of viewers in its timeslot.

The comparison between Thursday and Wednesday’s figures, come after yet another drop was noted between Wednesday and Tuesday.

Overnight ratings for the Wednesday 1 December episode showed that 5.16m fans tuned in – a drop from the average of 5.44m that watched the previous night.

The viewership so far in the 2021 series pales in comparison to the ratings series 18 in 2018 – won by Harry Redknapp – which averaged a whopping 12.14m.

Oh no! The peak figure on Thursday meanwhile saw 5.46m tuning in, compared to 5.12m on Wednesday - spelling out a drop of 340,00 viewers for peak numbers

Oh no! The peak figure on Thursday meanwhile saw 5.46m tuning in, compared to 5.12m on Wednesday – spelling out a drop of 340,00 viewers for peak numbers

Angry: The dwindling figures, which have been on a continuous decline throughout the week, come in the wake of Storm Arwen, which forced the ITV show off air on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, much to fury of viewers at home

Angry: The dwindling figures, which have been on a continuous decline throughout the week, come in the wake of Storm Arwen, which forced the ITV show off air on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, much to fury of viewers at home

Victory: Despite the fall in figures, the show remains the most watched of the evening, with a 30.6% share of viewers in its timeslot

Victory: Despite the fall in figures, the show remains the most watched of the evening, with a 30.6% share of viewers in its timeslot

New home: The last two series of I'm A Celeb have been filmed in the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales

New home: The last two series of I’m A Celeb have been filmed in the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales

The last two series of I’m A Celeb have been filmed in the 200-year-old Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.

Stars have been forced to endure freezing 8°C cold temperatures and no protection from the elements after bosses shelled out £1 million to secure use of the site when production was forced to be relocated from Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions.

And while the Welsh setting charmed captive audiences in lockdown during the popular 2020 series, it appears to be failing to peak the same interest this year.

Chilly: Stars have been forced to endure freezing 8°C cold temperatures and no protection from the elements after bosses shelled out £1 million to secure use of the site

Chilly: Stars have been forced to endure freezing 8°C cold temperatures and no protection from the elements after bosses shelled out £1 million to secure use of the site

Disappointing: And while the Welsh setting charmed captive audiences in lockdown during the popular 2020 series, it appears to be failing to peak the same interest this year

Disappointing: And while the Welsh setting charmed captive audiences in lockdown during the popular 2020 series, it appears to be failing to peak the same interest this year

Oh dear: It comes after the programme was forced off air for three nights after the extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage on set and meant the celebrities had to be removed from their camp and returned to quarantine

Oh dear: It comes after the programme was forced off air for three nights after the extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage on set and meant the celebrities had to be removed from their camp and returned to quarantine

Yippee! Addressing the show's return at the start of the programme, Dec quipped: 'Hello! It's been a crazy few days but the castle is back in business and the storm clouds have almost cleared on I'm A Celebrity!'

Yippee! Addressing the show’s return at the start of the programme, Dec quipped: ‘Hello! It’s been a crazy few days but the castle is back in business and the storm clouds have almost cleared on I’m A Celebrity!’

It comes after the programme was forced off air for three nights after the extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage on set and meant the celebrities had to be removed from their camp and returned to quarantine.

Addressing the show’s return at the start of the programme, Dec quipped: ‘Hello! It’s been a crazy few days but the castle is back in business and the storm clouds have almost cleared on I’m A Celebrity!’

Ant then added: ‘It feels so good to be back, we haven’t been with you since Friday as it caused a lot of damage the storm did.

‘The castle was fine though, it turns out these places are built to last! We were working hard to get the show back up, and the team did an incredible job.’ 

Dangerous: Ant (left) then added: 'It feels so good to be back, we haven't been with you since Friday as it caused a lot of damage the storm did'

Dangerous: Ant (left) then added: ‘It feels so good to be back, we haven’t been with you since Friday as it caused a lot of damage the storm did’


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