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I’m a (chilly) Celebrity… get me out of here! Ant McPartlin wraps up for stroll

Wrapped up against the winter chill, this was I’m a Celebrity star Ant McPartlin today.

The co-presenter of ITV’s hit show would probably have preferred to have been in sunny Australia, parts of which had the hottest November night on record last night.

Instead, dressed in a wooly hat, body warmer and hands in pockets, Ant, 45, braved the cold as he strolled along the beach in North Wales at lunchtime.

Ant’s attire appeared to have been influenced by the celebs hoping to be crowned King or Queen of the castle on Friday evening.

Joined by a minder and dressed in a wooly hat, body warmer and hands in pockets, Ant, 45, braved the cold as he strolled along the beach in North Wales at lunchtime

Ant trekked for around a mile and at one stage stopped to wave to a lone jogger who recognised him

Ant trekked for around a mile and at one stage stopped to wave to a lone jogger who recognised him

Asked by MailOnline how he was coping with the wintery weather in contrast to the soaring temperatures Down Under, he smiled and said: ¿Sorry mate, I¿m only out to have a walk'

Asked by MailOnline how he was coping with the wintery weather in contrast to the soaring temperatures Down Under, he smiled and said: ‘Sorry mate, I’m only out to have a walk’

Ant and Dec have set up their own Welsh camp off a secluded path in £1,000-a-week adjoining cottages

Ant and Dec have set up their own Welsh camp off a secluded path in £1,000-a-week adjoining cottages

The plummeting temperatures and misty scene instead of blue Australian skies, however, was the reality for the millionaire entertainer.

By his side was a minder, instead of his TV partner and best friend Declan Donnelly who is staying in an adjacent cottage with his wife Ali and their two-year-old daughter.

Asked by MailOnline how he was coping with the wintery weather in contrast to the soaring temperatures Down Under, he smiled and said: ‘Sorry mate, I’m only out to have a walk.’

Ant trekked for around a mile and at one stage stopped to wave to a lone jogger who recognised him.

He and Dec are staying in modest holiday cottages right by a caravan park as they film I’m A Celebrity.

The Geordie duo have set up their own Welsh camp off a secluded path in £1,000-a-week adjoining cottages.

By his side was a minder, instead of his TV partner and best friend Declan Donnelly who is staying in an adjacent cottage with his wife Ali and their two-year-old daughter

By his side was a minder, instead of his TV partner and best friend Declan Donnelly who is staying in an adjacent cottage with his wife Ali and their two-year-old daughter

TV have advised the duo that due to the Covid 19 crisis, they should limit their contact with the public

TV have advised the duo that due to the Covid 19 crisis, they should limit their contact with the public

He and Dec are staying in modest holiday cottages right by a caravan park as they film I¿m A Celebrity

He and Dec are staying in modest holiday cottages right by a caravan park as they film I’m A Celebrity

They are staying near haunted Gwrych Castle which is the celebrities’ new camp after the ITV1 show had to relocate from Australia because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A round-the-clock security team is guarding the telly hosts and paths surrounding the cottages have been sealed off.

They have rarely ventured our into the small town of Penmaenmawr much to the disappointment of locals who have placed their pictures in local shops and cafes.

ITV have advised the duo that due to the Covid 19 crisis, they should limit their contact with the public and therefore avoid penetrating the coronavirus bubble that the celebrities are also living under at Gwrych Castle, about 10 miles from their cottages.

Their temporary homes are right next door to a caravan park which might have prompted Ant’s gag on the show about staying in a caravan.

Ant and his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, 43, are staying in one cottage with their dog while Dec, 44, is next door with Ali, 41, and their child

A round-the-clock security team is guarding the telly hosts and paths surrounding the cottages have been sealed off

A round-the-clock security team is guarding the telly hosts and paths surrounding the cottages have been sealed off

Their temporary homes are right next door to a caravan park which might have prompted Ant¿s gag on the show about staying in a caravan

Their temporary homes are right next door to a caravan park which might have prompted Ant’s gag on the show about staying in a caravan

The pair have been forced to swap their normal luxury Palazzo Versace hotel in Australia for the cottages surrounded by muddy paths and nearby mountains in storm-lashed North Wales.

Ant and his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, 43, are staying in one cottage with their dog while Dec, 44, is next door with Ali, 41, and their child.

Security guards patrol outside the secluded cottages near Snowdonia. A gate on the path leading to the cottages, next door to a fishing lake, has been closed and ‘Private’ signs have been attached.

The TV hosts have been driven out of their temporary homes each day at 4.45pm in a fleet of blacked-out Range Rovers followed by more security in a black estate car.

Ant was spotted out with Anne-Marie near a pub in Conwy marine before filming began a fortnight ago

He stopped for a photo with the manager of The Mulberry pub as he walked past.

Celebrities including Olympic athlete Sir Mo Farah, 37, funnyman Shane Ritchie, 56, and Corrie legend Bev Callard, 63, are among the stars vying to win the title


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