I’m A Celeb’s Vernon Kay yells ‘pack it in’ as he’s doused in worms in vile first trial

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I'm A Celebrity will at last land on our screens tomorrow night, with it's much-awaited return boasting one of the most star-studded line-ups to date.

And among the new roster of famous faces is telly staple Vernon Kay, who's decided to take on the wet and wind in Wales's Gwrych Castle.

The opening episode won't delay in cutting to the action, putting the celebs through the ringer in the first of many daunting – and disgusting – challenges.

When all 10 celebs show up, hosts Ant and Dec are there to greet them and explain their first task.

They'd each be locked in a cage, and would have to work as a team to pass stars – each worth a meal – from one cage to the next, having 12 minutes to complete the task.

Vernon was doused in the critters
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

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But, of course, they won't be alone in the cages, Ant and Dec warning them all to "expect the unexpected."

"Pack it in, will you?!" Vernon fumes at Ant and Dec as they're all doused in mealworms.

But he managed to keep a cool head and pass the star onto former Strictly pro AJ Pritchard in the cage beside him.

Vernon's 'over the moon' to be doing the show
(Image: ITV)

It's one of the best line-ups to date
(Image: ITV)

Fans breathed a collective sigh of relief as ITV managed to get the show to run despite several lockdowns.

But show bosses were forced to shift it to Wales' Gwrych Castle after Covid made the usual Aussie jungle an impossibility.

Pushing ahead with production for the flagship reality show, ITV's making sure to pull it off in a Covid-safe way, setting the air date for tomorrow (November 15).

Ant & Dec are back
(Image: antanddec/Instagram)

The daunting Gwrych Castle will be the celebs' home for the next six weeks
(Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

While many complained – before national lockdown 2.0 – that it was unfair that I'm A Celeb went ahead with filming while much of Wales remained under a local lockdown, the Welsh government argued the show could help combat the growing mental health crisis.

"If it can continue in a Covid safe way then clearly it has long term benefits," said Economy Minister Ken Skates.

"I know the producers are incredibly keen to demonstrate that they can produce a show of this nature during a pandemic, and in a responsible way."

Celebs will battle the wet and wind in the Welsh castle
(Image: DailyPost/WS)

Meanwhile, other fans had taken Twitter to beg show bosses to press ahead forge ahead with it despite the second lockdown – saying it would be "the only thing" that would get them through the housebound days ahead.

Vernon's wife and Strictly host Tess Daly shared that he's "over the moon" to be included in the line-up.

*I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here airs Sunday at 9pm on ITV.