Killer plants found in I'm A Celebrity camp

Killer plants have been found in the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' camp and producers are worried star's base in Queensland, Australia, will be over-run with the weeds

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Killer plants have been found in the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' camp.

Producers are worried the miconia weeds - nicknamed The Purple Plague - will grow so big that they will block out the light for neighbouring plant life and kill it off, meaning the stars' base in Queensland, Australia, will be over-run with them.

Australian weeds manager Jim Willmott said: "We need to prevent new species from entering the area. That includes getting rid of miconia."

The new series of 'I'm A Celebrity' - which will once again be hosted by Ant and Dec - will be back on ITV1 screens in November and stars who are set to take part include actor Ryan Thomas, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, Lindsay Lohan's mum Dina and singer Grace Jones.

Other names in the frame include Cilla Black, Ainsley Harriott, Gok Wan and Brian Blessed.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "We're trying for a diverse mix. We have a lot to live up to after last year's success with Dougie from McFly, Mark Wright, Sinitta and Fatima Whitbread."

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