Gwrych Castle to host “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!”

There are exciting things on the horizon for one of my favourite venues! Before the recent pandemic I had the privilege of working at some of the most beautiful venues across the country, bringing magic and entertainment to young and old alike.

Some places I only got the chance to visit once or twice, others I’d make a regular trip to once a year. Some venues I found myself at multiple times every year, so much so that I got associated with them.

Gwrych Castle is one such place – a gorgeous venue where I am happy to be called their resident wizard/magician.

A crowd watching a magician perform at Gwrych Castle; a long rainbow streamer is held between the magician and a child, billowing in the wind

Over the years I have performed at this beautiful faux castle and grounds as part of their medieval events, Christmas events and much more aside. I have roamed the grounds and gardens showing off some mind bending trickery and performing shows that will stick with me for years to come. It is always a pleasure to work there as the group of volunteers that run the place are lovely people, and dedicated to preserving and restoring the castle. 

So, I was excited to hear of the huge news for Gwrych Castle that they are to host the upcoming series of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

"I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!" text

Normally filmed in Australia in previous years, due to the world changing events of Covid 19, they were forced to find a new location for this year’s series. After “hunting the countryside” they found the extraordinary location of Gwrych Castle, described by Kevin Lygo, Director of television at ITV, as a ‘“Walt Disney drawn castle”. I can safely say that it is definitely a place that has been full of magic!

It’s sure to be a new challenge for the producers, hosts Ant and Dec and of course the team at Gwrych, who have been busy preparing the site for when the telly crews arrive. But I am sure it is a challenge that all involved will rise to. This is a fantastic opportunity for Gwrych Castle and its team, one that will bring the site much deserved recognition. 

So when 2020s series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! airs later this year I will definitely be tuning in to see how the celebrities fare at this most characterful location.

Oh and did we mention that the castle is haunted….mwhahahahaaaaa!

Snooker Players Championships on ITV4

Jay recently spent a couple of hours filming with ITV for the Ladbrokes Players Championship. He was featured in a short segment showcasing Shaun “The Magician” Murphy.

If you missed seeing it on the television, it’s still available on the ITV player, or you can watch the full piece below.

For more details of our close up magic services, visit our close up magic page.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2014


We were back at the Llangollen International Musical Esteddfod last week, and we had just as much fun as last year!

This year, we did walk around magic and performed on the outdoor stages again.

We took part in the Tuesday night Carnival of Nations show on the stage in the main pavilion. It was amazing to work with artists such as Cirque du Soleil performer Bruce Bilodeau and the Gandini Jugglers.


We also ended up on television – the S4C film crew asked Jay to perform some magic for them. The piece was shown on their Saturday show.

If you missed the programme, or if S4C isn’t available in your area, the programme will be available on Clic for the next month. Skip ahead to around 66 minutes in, and there we are!


Jay entertained lots of different groups throughout the Eisteddfod, both with close up magic right in front of them, and with larger tricks during the stage shows.

There were some wonderful reactions to the magic, it’s always so nice to see people enjoying themselves.


Just as last year, we were at the Eisteddfod as part of the HTC Entertainments and Events team, along with Harley the Clown and Roslyn Walker.


Official Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Facebook page