I’m A Celebrity bosses ‘making emergency plans after 50mph winds batter camp’

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! bosses are already making emergency plans after the weather in Wales has threatened to make the camp a washout.

The camp at Gwrych Castle has been battered by 50mph winds and the forecast is that more of the same can be expected in the days ahead as the ITV show began its first series away from its usual Australian jungle set up.

The Sun has reported that producers have said that the conditions at the site near Abergale are "far worse than anticipated" and they were now looking at how they can combat it.

A temporary canopy had been erected over the main site but that has already proved to be inadequate against the elements, as filming began on the new series.

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Back-up plans that are being suggested even include moving the celebrity camp mates to another location if the weather becomes too difficult to deal with.

A source at the show told the publication: "We knew it could be wet, but hadn’t really planned for anything like this."

They went on to say that the situation is "completely bleak" and the crew are "stepping up contingency plans."

The source continued to say that there "is a place off camera where they can temporarily move the celebrities" of the weather severely disrupts filming.

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With the forecast not looking too special for the area this week, the source admitted that it would not be a surprise "if they need to put some of these plans in place."

With trials and other segments of the show being filmed outdoors, the source said "the canopy over the camp is going to struggle to keep the elements out" and that camp mates face the prospect of getting "completely soaked."

The show this year takes place in Gwrych castle, in North Wales
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With producers worried about the camp mates falling ill from their exposure to the elements, "no major risks will be taken" despite them all being issued with waterproofs and heavy duty clothing to help them keep from feeling the cold too much.

The source added: "If needed they will be temporarily taken out of camp to dry off and shelter."

With temperatures set to plummet this week and up to 50cm of rain a day on the horizon, the new I'm A Celeb site is going to be tested to the limits and the source said that producers "don't need any more challenges" after relocating there due to Covid restrictions.

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