I'm A Celebrity camp will be hit with ANOTHER storm
I’m A Celebrity camp will be hit with MORE extreme weather as Storm Barra is predicted to reach Wales ahead of the final – just days after Storm Arwen forced the show off-air
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp will be hit by Storm Barra at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales this week ahead of the final, just days after Storm Arwen unleashed chaos and forced the show off-air.
The first early effects of Storm Barra have been felt across the UK and Ireland, with gusty winds, heavy rainfall and days-long power outages.
It comes after the ITV show was forced off-air in late November after the extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage on set and meant the celebrities had to be removed from their camp and returned to quarantine.
Winds, rain and freezing temperatures: The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp will be hit with more extreme weather as ANOTHER storm is predicted ahead of the final – just days after Storm Arwen unleashed chaos and forced the show off-air (pictured is Adam Woodyatt)
A source told The Sun on Tuesday of the damage caused: ‘The nightmare caused by Storm Arwen is never ending. With more storms forecast for the coming days, the morale is low.’
The Met Office announced its yellow wind warning came into force from 9am on Tuesday, meaning disruption on the travel network is likely.
There is also “a small chance” that larger-than-usual waves in coastal areas could present a risk of injury or potentially a threat to life if wild winds whip street furniture and beach material into the air.
While the west of Ireland will receive the worst of the storm on Tuesday, yellow wind warnings are in place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Far from ideal: The first early effects of Storm Barra have been felt across the UK and Ireland, with gusty winds, heavy rainfall and days-long power outages (pictured is Snoochie Shy)
There are further weather warnings in place across Northern Ireland and the south-west of England into Wednesday.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for I’m A Celebrity for comment.
I’m A Celeb stars have been forced to endure 8°C cold temperatures and no protection from the elements after bosses shelled out £1 million to secure use of the site when production was forced to be relocated from Australia due to COVID-19.
Addressing the show’s return following Storm Arwen on November 30, host Declan Donnelly quipped: ‘Hello! It’s been a crazy few days but the castle is back in business and the storm clouds have almost cleared on I’m A Celebrity!’
Worrying: Storm Barra is set to hit on Tuesday, bringing up to four inches of snow, 70mph winds and driving rain
Extreme conditions: There are further weather warnings in place across Northern Ireland and the south-west of England into Wednesday (pictured, a fallen tree in South Lanarkshire as Storm Barra hits the UK and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow)
Co-host Ant McPartlin added: ‘It feels so good to be back, we haven’t been with you since Friday as it caused a lot of damage the storm did. The castle was fine though, it turns out these places are built to last! We were working hard to get the show back up, and the team did an incredible job.’
After being hit by a steady decline following the Storm Arwen hiatus, I’m A Celebrity drew in 5.2 million viewers on Monday night, an increase from Sunday’s episode with 4.9 million.
Analysis of the evening’s overnight figures showed the ITV series peaked at 5.8 million, still a far cry from the show’s glory days when an average of 12.14 million tuned into the 2018 series.
Typically I’m A Celebrity’s ratings see a huge boost once the figures for those watching the episode later on the ITV Hub are factored in.
We’re back! The I’m A Celebrity campmates returned to Gwrych Castle in Wales on November 30 after being evacuated due to Storm Arwen (pictured are hosts Ant and Dec addressing the show’s return)
The viewership so far in the 2021 series pales in comparison to the ratings series 18 in 2018 – won by Harry Redknapp – which averaged a whopping 12.14m.
Series three in 2004 also proved a hit with audiences with 11.02 million viewers when Kerry Katona became queen of the jungle and Katie Price and Peter Andre started their fiery romance.
Also topping the charts with 11.14 million viewers was series 13 in 2013 when Westlife’s Kian Egan scooped the crown and Joey Essex famously asked if his water canister was a ‘man bag’.
Series seven was a particularly bad year for I’m A Celeb viewer stats as only 7.45 million fans on average tuned into the show.
Ratings: Meanwhile after being hit by a steady decline following the Storm Arwen hiatus, I’m A Celebrity drew in 5.2 million viewers on Monday night, an increase from Sunday’s episode with 4.9 million
Decline: Analysis of the evening’s overnight figures showed the ITV series peaked at 5.8 million, still a far cry from the show’s glory days when an average of 12.14 million tuned into the 2018 series
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