I’m A Celebrity in crisis over fears Storm Barra will put final in jeopardy


I’M A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is once again in crisis as Storm Barra puts the show’s final in jeopardy, HOAR can reveal.

The 500-mile wide storm arrived in the UK today, bringing 70mph gales and up to four inches of snow.

I’m A Celeb is facing more chaos as Storm Barra threatens the show’s final

The series is taking place at Gwrych Castle in Wales

It’s the second major storm of the winter prompting weather warnings to be issued for snow in Scotland and the north.

Brits will be hit with a nine day stretch of wet and wild wintry weather with fears the blast could knock out more power.

Yellow warnings for high winds are in place for almost all of the country today while gales, torrential rain and wintry downpours are expected over the next few days as a big freeze hits the UK.

In light of the extreme weather, TV insiders have said that the show is once again at risk, having only got back on air last week following Storm Arwen.

A source told us: “Bosses have been down to the set today and while the winds aren’t as high as they were during Arwen, a lot of rain is coming and ITV need to be prepared for all eventualities.

“It’s all hands on deck to prepare for the weather – everyone fears the final could be ruined if it’s another washout.

“The worst thing would be another forced evacuation but the celebs safety comes first”.

In the wake of the extreme weather, all Bushtucker Trials are currently taking place inside the castle to ensure the celebrity campmates safety.

It comes just days after Storm Arwen left hundreds of thousands without power.

On Sunday, the Energy Networks Association said that 3,190 homes were still waiting to be reconnected.

This is down from 4,700 homes on Saturday night. Most of the homes still cut off are in the North-East of England, the ENA added.

Thousands of people are still without heating and hot water as the UK braces itself for Barra.

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Last week, I’m A Celeb – which is filmed at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales – was put on hold as 98mph winds battered the set.

HOAR revealed at the end of November that the storm had left the set “looking like a warzone“, leaving bosses braced for more delays.

The celebrities were first evacuated from their campsite within the castle walls and forced to sheek shelter within the great hall of the building for safety.

The campmates were then moved to a secure location – whilst still remaining in their filming bubble – while production was safely re-established.

After three shows were cancelled due to the storm, ITV announced that the much-loved show WON’T be extended.

Reps for the show said that the series will still end on the same date as originally planned, and they won’t be making up for lost time.

Ant and Dec were removed from the castle alongside the celebrities