I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! camp infested with ticks

The Australian camp which celebrities will be staying in for the ITV series 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' is infested with ticks which can cause lumps as big as apples

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Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins

The 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' camp is infested with ticks.

A total of 10 celebrities have landed in Australia to take part in the ITV reality show, but the programme's 'Medic Bob' (Bob McCarron) has revealed the stars face painful bites from parasites which have swept through the camp.

Bob explained: "They're like a pin dot on your skin but the swelling they can cause is as big as an apple. So far, we have had 30 crew members affected.

"I met all the celebrities and told them, 'Half of you will be bitten by ticks'. They didn't like that."

'The Only Way is Essex' star Gemma Collins, Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson and rapper Tinchy Stryder will head into the jungle on Sunday (16.11.14) to begin their reality television stint, and will need to be careful to protect their genitals from the thirsty critters.

He continued: "Ticks crawl in trousers and end up in the groin. They go everywhere but they like those areas in particular.

"It takes about two days to get better. They are so tiny we have a pen like you use for skin cancers to freeze it and kill it to get it out."

Other celebrities facing the biting ticks include broadcaster Michael Buerk, former footballer Jimmy Bullard and 'Coronation Street' star Craig Charles, and the on-site medic added that the stars might have more to worry about if the past few days are anything to go by.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We found a venomous snake in camp this week.

"And we found another species in a camera hide which can also kill."

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