Woman dies after being hit by car close to I’m A Celeb castle where ‘fans take pics’

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A woman has died after being hit by a car close to Gwrych Castle, where this year's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is being filmed.

The collision happened at a location known as Middle Gate on Abergele Road, near Llanddulas, a mile from the listed building which is hosting the ITV reality show for the next two weeks.

Police say the female pedestrian was struck by a blue Volvo estate car at around 5.06pm on Saturday (November 21), according to the Daily Post.

The woman, from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volvo was left shocked, but uninjured by the collision.

A woman has died after being hit by a car close to Gwrych Castle
(Image: North Wales Live)

Emergency services arrive at the scene

Sgt Emlyn Hughes of the Roads Policing Unit said: "I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this tragic incident, or who may have dashcam footage, to contact the Roads Policing Unit.

"The road remains closed and will be for some time as we conduct our investigations."

The spot has become an attraction to fans of I'm A Celebrity who have been travelling to take pictures of the famous castle.

It is not clear if the woman was trying to get a photograph at the time.

Gwyrch Castle is hosting this year's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
(Image: Getty Images)

An aerial drone view of Gwyrch Castle and television production marquees after ITV took control of the grounds
(Image: Getty Images)

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed to The Sun they sent two rapid response vehicles and two emergency ambulances to the scene at around 5pm.

The location of I'm A Celebrity was moved from Australia to north Wales this year when travel became disrupted as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

ITV settled on the historic Gwrych Castle to host their flagship show, with a crew descending on the grounds ahead of the November launch to get the 200 year old building ready for the 2020 celebs.

Contestants including Jordan North, Vernon Kay and Beverley Callard entered the castle earlier this month where they have been living alongside nine other famous faces and enduring the Bushtucker Trials.

While hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been presenting live from the castle every night.

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