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I’m A Celebrity stars removed from castle over Storm Arwen fears

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 (PA)
(PA)

The stars of I’m A Celebrity have been removed from the castle while work is carried out to get the production base back up and running after technical issues caused by Storm Arwen, ITV has announced.

It comes after Saturday and Sunday’s shows were cancelled as the storm battered swathes of the UK.

The celebrities have been taken to individual quarantine areas to ensure the set remains Covid secure. They will be taken back to the castle once the worst of the storm has passed.

A statement from I’m A Celebrity said: “Whilst we get the production base back up and running after suffering technical issues due to the storm, we have removed the celebrities from the castle.”

The past week has proved a headache for the show’s producers after they confirmed on Saturday that the programme would be suspended on Saturday and Sunday.

Instead, ITV will play two “best of” shows to fill the prime-time 9pm slots.

The I’m A Celebrity stars have been removed from the castle (PA Media)
The I’m A Celebrity stars have been removed from the castle (PA Media)

A spokesperson said: “Owing to technical difficulties caused by extreme weather conditions in the area, there will be no new episodes of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will be replaced tonight and tomorrow night in the ITV schedules by compilation shows (voiced by Ant & Dec) featuring best moments from previous series.”

Friday’s episode of the ITV series was the first to be pre-recorded due to the weather conditions.

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly recorded their links early in the evening as part of “precautionary measures” put in place by ITV following severe storm warnings.

At least three people have died after Storm Arwen brought gusts of 100mph, causing road closures, train delays and power cuts across the UK.

The Met Office had issued a red wind warning for parts of north-east England which expired early on Saturday, but the forecaster said yellow warnings for ice remained in place across large swathes of the country.

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