Storms throw I'm A Celeb camp into chaos
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 October 2011
'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' has been thrown into chaos after huge storms threatened the camp, forcing the evacuation of producers preparing for the ITV1 show to start
'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' has been thrown into chaos after huge storms threatened the camp, forcing its evacuation.
ITV1 staff preparing for the show to go back on air in the Australian jungle next month were forced out of the camp after a huge storm hit, and bosses are having to make contingency plans in case rain makes the base unlivable for contestants.
Last year's show was hit with the worst ever rain last year, with flash floods hitting presenters Ant and Dec.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Producers have been holding crisis talks all week after the camp was engulfed by torrential rain.
"It turned into a mudslide - roads were blocked and water levels in the nearby creeks got dangerously high. The high winds also meant huge branches fell from trees and littered the camp, making it very unsafe on the ground.
"All the production staff were forced to leave for 24 hours. When the celebrities are in the camp, they will be protected by a large tarpaulin - but if similar conditions happen again, it could become unsafe.
"Cyclone warnings for the area have doubled this year, meaning emergency evacuation plans have had to be created for the celebrities.
"Bosses are really worried about cyclones hitting the camp while the celebrities are in there. Lots of meetings have taken place to ensure contingencies are in place to evacuate them if the weather gets bad. Our main concern is the celebrities and making sure they're safe."
Meanwhile, 'Lost Boys' star Corey Feldman has reportedly pulled out of appearing on the series because of his fear of bugs.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "He was all up for it until he saw people having to eat bugs and sleep with snakes. He's an actor who's used to things being fake on film sets. Seeing bugs running wild over the celebs in camp put him off."