Storm hits Celebrity Jungle

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

Storm hits Celebrity Jungle

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 our 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 our way.

"The lightning wiped out our internet connection for 12 hours. Obviously this is a big thing when we are doing a live 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.

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