I'm a Celeb camp hit with violent storm

The 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' camp has been struck by a violent storm and ITV bosses are concerned the bad weather could force the show off air

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Joey Essex

The 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' camp has been struck by a violent storm.

ITV bosses have been forced to make last-minute amendments to the set of the Australian-based show after a heavy downpour and blasts of lightning triggered a blackout, which shut down production for half a day.

More bad weather is on the horizon and producers are worried it could force the show to go off-air.

Producer Tom Gould told the Daily Star newspaper: "The weather is out main concern. It's going to be a damp camp and people will want to stay dry.

"We have had storms this week and the radar is suggesting we have more coming out way.

He added: "The lightning wiped out our internet connection for 12 hours. Obviously this is a big thing when we are doing a life broadcast."

Meanwhile, the turbulent weather has also caused a shortage in witchetty grubs - a wood-eating larvae - which means the slimy bug is off the Bushtucker Trial menu this year.

Tom told the Metro newspaper: "It has been too wet for them, so they haven't hatched this year. We usually get them from Tasmania but we tried to get them from every possible state - and there are none."

'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' star Alfonso Ribeiro, snooker ace Steve Davis, reality TV star Joey Essex and 'Emmerdale' actress Lucy Pargeter are all confirmed to be joining the jungle-based programme.

'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' returns to screens on Sunday 17.

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