It was claimed earlier this week that an infestation of water leeches has hit camp – putting the famous jungle shower out of use.
And heavy storms are now threatening to hit the Australian outback, in yet another setback for the 2017 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
According to The Sun, show bosses have been forced to put an evacuation plan in place, which will transfer celebrities to ‘a temporary site on higher ground’ if conditions are too severe.
Bad to worse: Heavy storms are threatening to hit I’m A Celebrity in another potential setback – following claims the jungle shower has been infested by leeches (Vicky Pattison pictured)
The paper reports that the celebrities may need to be moved from the famous Croc Creek site if the tropical downpour floods camp – potentially delaying filming by several days.
A source said: ‘It’s just a shame for viewers back home in the UK who like to see the celebs enjoying the warm weather.’
The storm is due to hit on Thursday, ahead of the show’s launch on Sunday – but insiders added bosses are hopeful it will clear up by the weekend.
Delay: Bosses have reportedly been forced to put an evacuation plan in place, which will transfer celebrities to ‘a temporary site on higher ground’ if conditions are too severe
They added: ‘There is also more chance of the women donning their bikinis for the the waterfall shower scenes when it’s warm, so they’re hoping it will brighten up as soon as possible.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives of I’m A Celebrity for comment.
The weather warnings are just another setback for the show – amid claims the jungle shower could be out of bounds completely, following an alleged water leech infestation.
Not going well: The weather warnings come amid claims the shower could be out of bounds completely, following an alleged water leech infestation (Lisa Snowdon above)
The Daily Star reports that the creatures – which are a type of segmented worm that feeds on the blood of it’s prey – have infested the creek.
The famous jungle shower – which caused iconic scenes when the likes of Myleene, Ola Jordan, Vicky Pattison and Gemma Collins stripped off to use it – is said to be currently out of bounds.
The leeches are believed to have been drawn out by the unseasonably damp and cool weather, amid reports that the camp will be battered by 170mph tropical cyclones that will tear across Australia.
Don’t rain on their parade: The leeches are believed to have been drawn out by the unseasonably damp and cool weather
A representative for I’m A Celebrity… declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
A number of celebrities have stripped to their bikinis in the shower over the years – including Vicky Pattison, Lisa Snowdon and Myleene Klass.
Myleene, 39, even recently revealed that taking a shower on the show changed her life, as she was inundated with job offers after leaving the Australian outback.
Speaking at a BUILD LDN event on Tuesday, the mother-of-two revealed: ‘When I went back into the jungle I had nothing to lose – I’d gone back into classical music, but it wasn’t giving me that stimulation.’
Inundated: Myleene Klass, 39, even recently revealed that taking a shower on the show changed her life, as she was inundated with job offers after leaving the Australian outback
Describing her transformation from being raised ‘an army brat’, who became ‘jungle jane’, she explained her career flourished after appearing on the ITV show.
She revealed: ‘The offers following my white bikini moment, from modelling to more, were just staggering. I’d say to any girl go into the jungle – it worked for me!’
A new crop of brave stars are set to enter the I’m A Celebrity… campsite on Sunday evening where they will spend the new few weeks battling it out to be crowned Jungle King or Queen.
The stars, who will spend the new few weeks battling it out to be crowned Jungle King or Queen, includes Boris Johnson’s father Stanley, footballer Dennis Wise, comedienne Shappi Khorsandi, boxer Amir Khan, Corrie star Jennie McAlpine, Saturdays star Vanessa White, WAG Rebekah Vardy, Conor Maynard’s brother Jack, MIC star Georgia Toffolo and Hollyoaks hunk Jamie Lomas.
Iconic: Her shower scenes in the 2006 series have become some of the show’s most iconic and saw her become the third most searched for celebrity in the UK after just a week on the series
Unforgettable: She revealed: ‘The offers following my white bikini moment, from modelling to more, were just staggering. I’d say to any girl go into the jungle – it worked for me!’
Famous hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who have fronted the ITV show since 2002, landed in Brisbane earlier this week – confirming that 41-year-old Ant will be returning to screens with the series.
Ant’s appearance on I’m A Celeb had been heavily speculated, following his rehab stay over the summer, but appearing in high spirits, he seemed ready and raring to get started as he and Dec laughed on their way out of the airport terminal.
Ant has suffered a difficult 2017, after admitting in June he had been battling a two-year addiction to painkillers after a devastating knee injury and fertility issues.
I’M A CELEB… 2017 CAMPMATES
GEORGIA ‘TOFF’ TOFFOLO
Reality starlet: Toff is best known for her role on Made In Chelsea
KNOWN FOR: Being the voice of reason on Made In Chelsea since its seventh season in 2014
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: The third season of Celebs Go Dating, which she starred in earlier this year, proving to be unlucky in love
TRIVIA: She was at an event inside The House Of Commons when this year’s Westminster terror attacks occurred on the doorstep, live-tweeting what was going on
ODDS : 9/1
WAG: Rebekah met husband Jamie Vardy at his birthday party while working as a club promoter
KNOWN FOR: Being married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: She recently made a heartbreaking appearance on Loose Women where she opened up about being sexually abused by a family friend as a teenager. She also inspired many women when she breastfed baby son Finley on live on the show in March.
TRIVIA: She met Jamie at his birthday party while working as a nightclub promoter
Soap star: He is known for portraying villainous Warren Fox in Hollyoaks
KNOWN FOR: Playing the role of villainous Warren Fox in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks on and off since 2006
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: He previously appeared in Casualty as Barry Southern
TRIVIA: He was married to Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh. The pair tragically lost their son, Archie Jay, who passed away following an 18-week premature birth. His younger sister, Charley Webb, plays Debbie in Emmerdale
Soap favourite: Jennie has played Corrie’s Fiz since 2001
KNOWN FOR: Her bubbly role as the loveable Fiz on Coronation Street, who she has played since 2001
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: She played the part of Michelle Morley in soap rival Emmerdale from 1999-2001
TRIVIA: Her big break came in 1997, aged 13, when she came second in a Young Comedian of The Year competition. She then spent four years doing stand-up comedy
Excitement: Stanley is the father of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
KNOWN FOR: Being the father of current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and was a Conservative MEP for Wight & Hampshire East 1979 to 1984. He is also a noted author, and an expert on environmental and population issues.
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: This will be Stanley’s first foray into the world of reality television.
TRIVIA: He has worked in the film industry with his novel The Commissioner made into an 1998 film starring John Hurt
Knockout: Amir is a former unified welterweight boxing champion
KNOWN FOR: He is a former unified light-welterweight boxing world champion and has also held the Commonwealth lightweight title and the WBC Silver welterweight title. As an amateur, he won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games aged just 17. In recent times his turbulent and recently reconciled relationship with pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom has grabbed the headlines.
TRIVIA: His brother Haroon ‘Harry’ Khan is an undefeated boxer and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist
Pop starlet: Vanessa makes up 1/5 of girl group The Saturdays and has since launched her own solo career
KNOWN FOR: Being 1/5 of girl group The Saturdays
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: Vanessa has done the rounds of the panel shows, such as Celebrity Juice, Big Brother’s Little Brother and Loose Women
TRIVIA: On The Saturdays’ first UK tour in the summer of 2009, Vanessa tripped over a cable, tore a ligament in her ankle and had to go on in a wheelchair. She spent the next few shows appearing on stage sitting on a bar stool.
Football star: He was known as one of The Crazy Gang in the 80s and 90s
KNOWN FOR: He made his debut for Chelsea FC in 1990 – and had also represented England on the pitch
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: The footballer has often cropped up on the likes of Match Of The Day, A Question Of Sport and TFI: Friday
TRIVIA: He was known as one of The Crazy Gang in the 80s/90s – along with the likes of Vinnie Jones, John Fashanu and Lawrie Sanchez, who played for Wimbledon FC and tended to make the headlines with their ‘laddish’ off-pitch antics
YouTube star: Jack has 1.2m subscribers
KNOWN FOR: Being the brother of pop singer Conor Maynard and having a YouTube channel
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON: Nearly Famous with fellow YouTuber Caspar Lee, Stephen Samson and Michael Pearce
TRIVIA: Jack is from Brighton and runs a self-titled channel on YouTube which boasts 1.2 million subscribers. Before he launched this, he used to be a personal trainer
Comic genius: Shappi is a fan favourite on panel shows including Have I Got News For You
KNOWN FOR: Shappi, who was born in Tehran, left Iran as a child during the Islamic revolution. She is an acclaimed stand-up comedian, appearing on shows including Eight Out of Ten Cats and Have I Got News For You. She is also an author.
TRIVIA: The funnwoman became president of the British Humanist Association (now known as Humanists UK) in January 2016