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I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! camp is forced to close after torrential rain causes flooding in the Australian site… weeks before the new season is set to kick off

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is reportedly set to return to ITV screens on November 6.

But as ITV prepare to welcome back the show, it appears the Australian camp has been hit by some adverse weather woes – forcing the site to shut down.

A spokesperson for the show confirmed to MailOnline that the camp was shut ‘for 24 hours’ due to the terrantial rain.

The I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! camp was forced after torrential rain caused flooding in the Australlian site this week... as the new season gears up to kick off

The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! camp was forced after torrential rain caused flooding in the Australlian site this week… as the new season gears up to kick off

‘We closed site for 24 hours as a precautionary measure due to the inclement weather’, explained the representative.

While a local source allegedly told The Sun: ‘The camp was closed yesterday due to the extreme rain. No staff were allowed on site because it was too dangerous.

‘They were told to get out of the area and totally downed tools. It meant a precious day of preparation was lost as crew faced a race against time to get the site ready.

But despite the lost time, the source reportedly confirmed that crew were allowed back on the camp after the one-day hiatus.

Temporary: 'We closed site for 24 hours as a precautionary measure due to the inclement weather', explained a representative for ITV (2021 series pictured)

Temporary: ‘We closed site for 24 hours as a precautionary measure due to the inclement weather’, explained a representative for ITV (2021 series pictured)

Coming soon: The show is reportedly set to return to ITV screens on November 6 (Jordan North pictured during the 2020 series)

Coming soon: The show is reportedly set to return to ITV screens on November 6 (Jordan North pictured during the 2020 series)

The series is set to broadcast from Australia for the first time since 2019, after COVID restrictions forced the show to decamp to Gwyrch Castle, North Wales for the past two series.

And according to The Sun, the show will air Sunday November 6, after being brought forward so as not to clash with the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Last year’s series began on November 21 which is the exact date the World Cup is due to start in Qatar, with the soccer competition running until 18 December. 

A show spokesperson said ‘We’ll announce the start date for the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in due course’ 

Coming soon: It comes after the show's full trailer for ITV 's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2022 dropped last week as hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly gear up to welcome 12 new famous faces into the camp

Coming soon: It comes after the show’s full trailer for ITV ‘s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! 2022 dropped last week as hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly gear up to welcome 12 new famous faces into the camp

The show’s full trailer dropped last week as hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly gear up to welcome 12 new famous faces into the camp.

The comical new pre-recorded clip shows the terrified Geordie duo jumping out of a helicopter and parachuting into the jungle.

With Dec hesitant to leap, Ant reminds him that he signed a contract, meaning they legally have to go everywhere together. 

Speculation on this year’s line up has been rife, with stars such as Lioness footballer Jill Scott and Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver both tipped to appear.

But remaining tight-lipped on who will take to the jungle, with an ITV spokesperson telling MailOnline: ‘We’ll announce our line-up nearer the show’s transmission.’

Back to the jungle: The series is set to broadcast from Australia for the first time since 2019 after COVID restrictions forced the show to decamp to Gwyrch Castle, North Wales (pictured)

Back to the jungle: The series is set to broadcast from Australia for the first time since 2019 after COVID restrictions forced the show to decamp to Gwyrch Castle, North Wales (pictured)

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