A woman has died while taking a photo of the I'm A Celebrity castle in Wales

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images
Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

A woman has died near the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! castle in Wales, after she stepped out into the road to take a photograph of it and was hit by a car. The BBC reports 58-year-old Sharn Hughes passed away on Abergele Road, near Gwrych Castle in Conwy county on Saturday evening.

This is the first year has taken place in Wales has taken place in Wales. Usually the celebrity reality show is set in the middle of the New South Wales jungle in Australia, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, producers had to rethink the location to ensure it was closer to home.

North Wales Police has appealed for witnesses of the fatal crash, which involved a blue Volvo estate car on a busy A road. "We received a report at 5.06pm on Saturday November 21 of a collision involving a pedestrian and a Volvo car at Middle Gate [part of the A547]," reads a tweet released by the police force.

"A 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 further statement details.

In a statement released by Sharn Hughes' family following her tragic death, her loved ones said it was "her curiosity" that led to the awful incident.

"Her curiosity led to her wanting to see the lights at Gwrych Castle which, unfortunately, led to her untimely tragic death. She was hoping to take a photo and send it to a friend," the statement read.

The family went on to implore others not to risk the same danger if passing the area. "We urge people to take so much care and remember it is a busy main A-class road," they said in the statement.

Sharn Hughes, a wife and mother-of-two, was described as "selfless," with "a joyous, charitable attitude to life," by her family. "We'll miss her kindness forever," they added.

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