What is the Castle Coin Challenge? I'm A Celebrity terminology explained

I’m A Celebrity is back for 2020, if you’re wondering what the Castle Coin Challenge is, wonder no more!

Fans of I’m A Celebrity are hoping it’s going “save 2020” and many can’t wait for the twentieth series to hit screens on November 15th.

Ant, Dec and 10 brave celebrities are about to spend three weeks in an old Castle in the Abergele countryside. So, let’s take a look at what the season’s going to bring, including the new Castle Coin Challenge.

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I’m A Celebrity 2020 relocates to Wales!

Due to the pandemic, ITV’s I’m A Celebrity is taking place in Abergele, Wales this year. The Aussie backdrop set the scene for the rest of the show’s elements, so naturally, many things have changed for series 20.

Contestants will be spending a penny in the ‘privy’ instead of the Oz’s ‘dunny’. And ‘camp’ is now referred to as ‘living & sleeping quarters’.

Thankfully, the main basis of the show remains the same and it’s still hosted by iconic duo Ant and Dec.

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I’m A Celeb will also still have an ‘after’ show – The Daily Drop – which is hosted by Vick Hope.

What is the Castle Coin Challenge?

The Castle Coin Challenge is 2020’s version of the Dingo Dollar Challenge. We can assume that the I’m A Celebrity challenge will still be the same, it’s just that the currency has been altered for the UK-based edition of the show.

Dingo Dollar Challenges used to include all kinds of things. Celebrities often had to work in teams of two to answer questions or complete challenges such as playing snooker, making cocktails and matching their campmates. names to baby photos! If they answer or complete the challenge correctly, the celebs are rewarded with Dingo Dollars – now Castle Coins! Series 20 is likely to follow suit in the I’m A Celeb Castle.

The Australian currency of ‘Dingo Dollars’ has changed to ‘Castle Coins’ and the challenge has adapted along with it. In the same vein, Bushtucker Trials are now simply ‘trials’, the ‘Outback Shack’ is now ‘Ye Olde Shoppe’ and ‘Kiosk Kev’ has been replaced by his long-distance cousin, ‘Kiosk Cledwyn’.

Inside the I’m A Celebrity 2020 Castle

Let’s hope the 2020 contestants have got their thermals at the ready as they’re about to bed down in chilly Wales. The place they’re about to call home is Gwrych Castle.

The Castle comes kitted out with very spindly-looking single beds, a mouldy shower curtain and old bath tub as well as a good smattering of moss over pretty much everything!

The change of location could mean that the contestants will have less creepy crawlies to deal with, however, we can imagine a rat or two has been released at Gwrych Castle in preparation for the celebrities’ arrival.



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