'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' bosses have forked out on robots to keep the castle safe from intruders.

Ant and Dec are being protected by security robots

Ant and Dec are being protected by security robots

Producers have enlisted the help of an array of three-legged Armadillo detection cameras, which have infra-red motion sensors, a camera, bright lights, and deafening sirens, to ensure co-hosts Ant and Dec, and this year's crop of celebrities - who include pop star Frankie Bridge and former footballer David Ginola - remain safe.

A source said: "The Amardillo is the leading piece of security kit available in the UK. It looks like something out of Doctor Who, but if you came face to face with it you’d crap your pants.

"It can emit a deafening alarm 16 times as loud as a car starting. It would cause anyone close to it some serious discomfort.

"Its lights would startle even the most accomplished of criminals and its sensors won’t miss a thing."

Producers are said to be hoping just the mere presence of the 4ft security devices - which have been used by UK police forces - should do the trick in keeping everyone safe.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "ITV bosses are confident that even just the presence of the Armadillo, let alone the other layers of security, should be enough to keep Ant and Dec and everyone else safe."

'I'm A Celebrity' returned on Sunday (21.11.21) from Gwrych Castle in North Wales, after the show was unable to head back to its Australian home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, producers have promised to make the trials even trickier for the contestants.

Olly Nash, the show's Executive Producer, said: "This year we did set out at the beginning to make it much tougher.

"They are in for longer [show duration], the trials are bigger. The trials were limited last year and this time they are much closer to the Australian series in terms of scale."