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I'm A Celebrity Contestants Have Been Evacuated From The Castle

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I'm A Celebrity Contestants Have Been Evacuated From The Castle

The stars of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! have been removed from the castle after the set suffered technical issues due to extreme weather, ITV has announced.

It is understood the celebrities will individually return to quarantine to ensure they remain Covid secure and they will then be back at the castle once the whole production is safely re-established.

It comes after the shows on Saturday and Sunday were cancelled because the production base at Gwrych Castle in North Wales suffered significant damage during Storm Arwen on Friday night.

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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 quarantine conditions for the celebrities will be the same as they had before entering the castle.

Earlier on Saturday, ITV announced the technical difficulties caused by the weather conditions meant there would be no new episodes this weekend.

The episodes were being replaced by compilation shows voiced by hosts Ant and Dec, featuring the best moments from previous series.

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Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

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.

The duo posted a video from outside the castle ahead of the show, with the wind whipping and roaring in the background.

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"You've probably heard we've had to record the show a bit earlier tonight because of the winds here at Storm Arwen," said Donnelly.

He added: "It's due to get worse later so everyone is afraid that the satellite is going to go down and all of that, so it's a bit risky to do a live show, so we're going to have to do it recorded tonight, which is the first time we've ever done that."

It has been an eventful first week at Gwrych Castle, where the programme is being filmed for a second year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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