Thunderstorms and heavy rain will plague the I’m A Celebrity set for a whole week, adding to the intensity of the grueling challenges that await the stars.
Up to 15mm of rain fell on the camp on Monday and the weather will continue throughout the week and into the foreseeable future with isolated thunderstorms.
Temperatures in the jungle will continue to be warm during the day, reaching highs of 27 degrees, while nights will remain humid at around 18 degrees – a perfect climate for snakes, which are believed to have infested the camp.
The show’s security guard reported an unusual number of reptiles sneaking into the camp and revealed that he had caught fifteen snakes in the weeks leading up to the show.
Celebrities are partially protected from downpours by a retractable white canopy hanging over the main warehouse, Radio One DJ Chris Moyles revealed last year.
Oh! Thunderstorms and heavy rain will plague the I’m A Celebrity set for a whole week, adding to the intensity of the grueling challenges for the stars
Staff! Up to 15mm of rain fell on the camp on Monday and the weather will continue throughout the week and into the foreseeable future with isolated thunderstorms.
When the weather turns bad, it prevents campmates from being hit directly by the rain and prevents the fire from being put out – yet celebrities run the risk of getting drenched sleeping in the hammocks on the edge of the camp.
Chris (49) said: “By the way, everyone [in the camp] want it. It will probably cost so much money but they have a small canopy that only covers the camping area.
“Just from a bed to the phone booth and out again, but if the rain comes in sideways and you’re in the hammock, you’re screwed.
“But I want it out of my backyard.”
Australian storms can be deadly, as just ten days ago a 62-year-old woman was crushed under a falling tree not far from the campsite.
News of the downpour comes as presenters Ant and Dec revealed they “struggled” filming I’m A Celebrity due to “confusing” logistics.
For 20 years, the duo have loved spending British winters on Australia’s Gold Coast, playing golf together and spending quality time in the sun with their families.
But this year, on December 48, he admitted: “We are struggling with the time difference here.” Because we film the show in Queensland, an hour later than where we live in New South Wales.
Under pressure: News of the downpour comes as presenters Ant and Dec revealed they are having “difficulties” filming I’m A Celebrity due to “confusing” logistics
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“It gets very confusing because we have to switch between time zones.”
Ant, who celebrated his 48th birthday on Saturday, said: “Yes, and that means we’re always late for restaurant reservations.”
During filming, the pair stay in a £1,000-a-night luxury apartment on the beach in New South Wales, complete with a private pool and close to a golf course – while the celebrities sleep in cramped bedrooms.
Ant and Dec wake up at 2am [AEST] and drive about half an hour to the camp every day and record an episode which is broadcast in the UK the following evening.
The recordings end around 16:00 [AEST] and the dynamic duo are reportedly in bed at 6.30pm to get enough sleep before getting up early.
The I’m A Celebrity camp is on the edge of the Queensland border. Despite being less than 30 kilometers from the filming location, Ant and Dec have to cross the state’s time zone, constantly switching between an hour ahead and an hour behind.
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