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Stunning view puts island in spotlight on I’m A Celebrity...


I’M a Celebrity showcased part of the stunning Anglesey coast in Sunday’s opening episode.

The new series opened with the celebritie­s being dropped off by helicopter at an undisclose­d location, before they were tasked with abseiling down a cliff in the area.

The challenge offered incredible scenery of the region, leaving viewers wondering where it was filmed.

ITV didn’t reveal the location in the first episode of I’m a

Celebrity but it’s since been uncovered locally.

There was initially speculatio­n that the scenes were shot in Snowdonia though this wasn’t the case.

The abseil was actually set against the backdrop of Penmon, near Beaumaris.

It seems that the celebritie­s faced the challenge in the historic Flagstaff Quarry along the island’s coast.

The quarry has been a source of limestone since the 16th Century and was still in use in the early 1900s. Along with others in Penmon, it provided stone for important structures including Birmingham Town Hall. Limestone from the area was also used to construct the two bridges that cross the nearby Menai Strait.

The strait is visible from the peak of the quarry, which offers breathtaki­ng views of the surroundin­g area.

Viewers could also see Ynys Seiriol/Puffin Island and its lighthouse in the background, as they’re just over a mile away.

The celebritie­s were in awe of the scenery from Penmon, including Jessica Plummer. The former Eastenders actress said: “Look at this, it’s stunning. I wish I had my phone to take a picture.”

 ??  ?? The celebritie­s abseil down the Flagstaff Quarry on Anglesey in Sunday night’s show
The celebritie­s abseil down the Flagstaff Quarry on Anglesey in Sunday night’s show

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