I'm A Celebrity in chaos as stars are REMOVED from Gwrych Castle

I'm A Celebrity in chaos as stars are REMOVED from Gwrych Castle
I'm A Celebrity in chaos as stars are REMOVED from Gwrych Castle

The I'm A Celebrity campmates have been REMOVED from Gwrych Castle as Storm Arwen continues to cause technical difficulties in north Wales.

The remaining stars will individually return to quarantine to ensure they remain covid secure and will only return once the whole production is safely re-established and the weather conditions died down.

It comes after ITV bosses announced that the two live shows on Saturday and Sunday would be scrapped due to the bad weather and replaced with compilation clips looking back at previous series – while they hope normal service will resume next week.  

Chaos: The I'm A Celebrity campmates have been REMOVED from Gwrych Castle as Storm Arwen continues to cause technical difficulties in north Wales

Chaos: The I'm A Celebrity campmates have been REMOVED from Gwrych Castle as Storm Arwen continues to cause technical difficulties in north Wales

A statement from ITV read: '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 pre-show, where they stayed in cottages in the surrounding countryside area.  

It comes after the show has been cancelled this weekend because of technical difficulties caused by the storm. 

In addition Friday's programme was pre-recorded by hosts Ant and Dec for the first time in the show's 19-year history following the ferocious weather conditions. 

Weather: The remaining stars will individually return to quarantine to ensure they remain covid secure and will only return once the whole production is safely re-established

Weather: The remaining stars will individually return to quarantine to ensure they remain covid secure and will only return once the whole production is safely re-established 

The earlier statement about the cancelled shows said: 'Owing to technical difficulties caused by extreme weather conditions in the area, there will be no new episodes of I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! will be replaced tonight and tomorrow night in the ITV schedules by compilation shows (voiced by Ant & Dec) featuring best moments from previous series.'

It was thought that the gale at 70 mph knocked out satellite systems and caused huge technical disruption for the production crew. 

Change: It comes after ITV bosses announced that the two live shows on Saturday and Sunday would be scrapped due to the bad weather and replaced with compilation clips looking back at previous series ¿ while they hope normal service will resume next week

Change: It comes after ITV bosses announced that the two live shows on Saturday and Sunday would be scrapped due to the bad weather and replaced with compilation clips looking back at previous series – while they hope normal service will resume next week

Ant & Dec did not present Friday's episode live for the first time in the show's 19-year history and filmed their segments earlier in the afternoon ahead of the storm worsening. 

And while it was hoped that things would continue as normal this weekend, the impact of Storm Arwen has meant that urgent changes have had to be made.

Fans were gutted to hear the news after looking forward to tuning in, with one writing: 'That's a shame, but safety comes first, and that's what counts!'

Another said: 'Nooooooo stay safe everyone!' while a third fumed: 'UGH I HATE WEATHERRR!'

Storm drama: The statement said: 'Owing to technical difficulties caused by extreme weather conditions in the area, there will be no new episodes of I'm a Celebrity¿Get Me Out Of Here! this weekend (Saturday and Sunday)'

Storm drama: The statement said: 'Owing to technical difficulties caused by extreme weather conditions in the area, there will be no new episodes of I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! this weekend (Saturday and Sunday)'

Reaction: Fans were gutted to hear the news after looking forward to tuning in, with one writing: 'That's a shame, but safety comes first, and that's what counts!'

Reaction: Fans were gutted to hear the news after looking forward to tuning in, with one writing: 'That's a shame, but safety comes first, and that's what counts!' 

Someone else wrote: 'Bummer not on for the next two nights! stupid storm!', while a fifth posted: 'Stay safe all we understand!' 

Ant and Dec posted a short clip of themselves at Ant's Welsh cottage on Saturday ahead of the compilation show and said: 'Hello and welcome to I'm A Celeb, live from my cottage kitchen, this is the best we can do at the minute as we can't get into site at the minute.

'We don't have a live show for you tonight or tomorrow night, these aren't even scripts actually they're just bits of paper we found! There is a show on ITV tonight, it's a highlights show voiced by us. How about we get a Saturday night takeaway and watch I'm A Celeb! Shall we do that! In my cottage!'  

Change: Ant and Dec posted a short clip of themselves at Ant's Welsh cottage on Saturday ahead of the compilation show and said: 'Hello and welcome to I'm A Celeb, live from my cottage kitchen, this is the best we can do at the minute as we can't get into site at the minute'

Change: Ant and Dec posted a short clip of themselves at Ant's Welsh cottage on Saturday ahead of the compilation show and said: 'Hello and welcome to I'm A Celeb, live from my cottage kitchen, this is the best we can do at the minute as we can't get into site at the minute'

It comes as I'm a Celebrity's production was left 'like a bomb had hit' as the storm unleashed its full force onto the castle where the eleven stars are holed up. 

Security staff and production workers had 'to run for their lives' and were 'blown off their feet' as 70mph winds battered the 19th century Gwrych Castle in North Wales. 

As exclusive pictures show, marquees where presenters Ant and Dec are driven into were ripped to shreds, while roofs were ripped off and canopies torn apart as the gales struck.

Replacement: 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! will be replaced tonight and tomorrow night in the ITV schedules by compilation shows (voiced by Ant & Dec) featuring best moments from previous series'

Replacement: 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! will be replaced tonight and tomorrow night in the ITV schedules by compilation shows (voiced by Ant & Dec) featuring best moments from previous series'

Nightmare: It was thought that the gale at 70 mph knocked out satellite systems and caused huge technical disruption for the production crew

Nightmare: It was thought that the gale at 70 mph knocked out satellite systems and caused huge technical disruption for the production crew 

ITV took extra precautions to ensure the celebrities were safe, but the devastation was felt around the set with a three week programme going out nightly. 

Urgent checks had initially been made to satellite equipment to ensure that Ant & Dec can resume live broadcasts on Saturday, after Friday night's live show was cancelled and pre-recorded material used due to storm warnings.

A source said: 'It was terrifying. Down at the front of the castle people were running everywhere to try and secure property and the fencing.

'People were blown off their feet. Thankfully nobody was seriously

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