‘I’m A Celeb’ Camp Under Threat As Bushfire Rages In Australia

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Published 11.11.19
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I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here 2019 is under threat as huge bushfires rage in Australia, putting the camp in danger of being engulfed in fire.

With the lineups being released for I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here, people were pretty excited to see the likes of Caitlyn Jenner and Ian Wright living it up in the Australian jungle, but this could all be in peril.

Over the weekend, fires in New South Wales and Queensland took the lives of three people and as I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here is filmed in Murwillumbah, close to New South Wales’ Queensland border, producers are worried that the camp could be in danger.

The Mirror states that ITV bosses have been “closely monitoring” the situation, with a spokesperson telling them:

We are in constant contact with the NSW fire brigade and are closely monitoring the situation.

We currently have no cause for concern. The health and safety of all our production crew and celebrities are of the utmost importance.

Currently around 1,300 firefighters are working in the two states, trying to put out the natural forest fires, with deputy mayor of Tweed Shire, Chris Cherry, speaking out on Murwillumbah, the Australian town where I’m a Celeb is filmed:

Our main concern for the area is bush fires. It has been very hot and dry here in the past months and although this is a rain forest area, bush fires are now an issue we need to seriously think about. It’s bad.

With the camp in danger, this could be an issue for the celebrity contestants, Adele Roberts, Caitlyn Jenner, Ian Wright, Nadine Coyle, Andrew Whyment, Jacqueline Jossa, Kate Garraway, James Haskell, Roman Kemp, Myles Stephenson and apparently, comedian Andrew Maxwell.

We’ll keep you updated on the state of the upcoming I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here 2019.

Let’s hope all is well in Australia.

Images via Getty, ITV

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