I’m A Celebrity bosses ‘making emergency plans after gruelling 50mph winds threaten to batter camp’
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I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! bosses are reportedly making emergency plans after the weather in Wales was not as they had anticipated.
Producers of the popular TV show, which returned to screens last night on 15 November, prepared for the weather in November but were allegedly shocked to find 50mph winds, which was described as "far worse than anticipated," according to The Sun Online.
The camp at the new location of Gwrych Castle is believed to be getting battered by the weather already, with more rain and wind forecasted for later this week.
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A temporary canopy had been erected over the main site, but it has already proved insufficient against the raging winds, leaving producers looking at alternative ways to battle the issue.
A show source told the publication: “We knew it could be wet, but hadn’t really planned for anything like this.
“The crew don’t even want to leave their cabins. It’s completely bleak and we’re having to step up our contingency plans.
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“Now, if things start to become too much to cope with, there is a place off camera where they can temporarily move the celebrities if filming just becomes impossible.
“The first week is forecast to be absolutely bleak so it wouldn’t be surprising if they need to put some of these plans in place.
“It’s already clear the canopy over the camp is going to struggle to keep the elements out, and a lot of the trials and other parts of the show are due to be shot outside anyway so the campmates are going to get completely soaked.
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“They’ve been given seriously heavy-duty clothing and waterproofs, but there is no desire for any of them to get sick so no major risks will be taken."
The insider added: "If needed they will be temporarily taken out of camp to dry off and shelter. It has already been enough of a challenge to get to this point this year, we don’t need any more challenges.”
Despite the looming fears of plummeting temperatures and rainfall, viewers were thrilled to see the new campmates hug each other as they met for the first time on the show – with social distancing encouraged for the majority of this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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One viewer wrote: “It’s actually nice to see hugging on #ImACeleb it’s like you having seen your best friend for months.”
Another wrote: “It’s actually so nice to see people hugging #ImACeleb.” A third wrote: “I know it will sound strange, but it’s so nice just to be able to see people hugging one another #ImACeleb.”
Others commented: “More hugging in the opening 15 mins then I’ve been allowed to do all year! #ImACeleb” and: “Not gonna lie, jealous of all this hugging #ImACeleb.”
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