The area which ITV has marked for the new series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! has been hit by a poison scare.
Dungay Creek in New South Wales runs through the stars' jungle camp - and has been contaminated by a toxic insecticide, and the future of the show could be in question. Department of Environment and Climate Change officials have advised people to stay away from the water, and banned fishing and swimming.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: "It's a nightmare. No one saw this kind of problem coming our way."
Officials from the Department of Environment and Climate Change carried out tests and found the area had been mysteriously polluted. Boss Laurence Orel said: “We’re still investigating the case. When we work out the cause we’ll be able to look at ways to rehabilitate the area... But at this stage we’re advising people not to draw water out of the creek or eat any fish caught there.”
The news is a hammer blow to ITV bosses, who fear the stars may be forced to avoid the water. Bummer, of course, when that water is traditionally the locus of so many money-shots. Arguably Jordan and Mylene have the river the thank for their ongoing careers.
One theory is that nearby vegetation was sprayed with an insecticide and it was spread accidentally.
Last night an ITV spokeswoman said: “Dungay Creek runs through the land where I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is filmed. Investigations are ongoing. The show will be going ahead as planned. We cannot comment further until the outcome of these investigations is available.”
The show launches on November 12 and the line-up is expected to include ex-Sex Pistols boss Malcolm McLaren and Prince Andrew’s former girlfriend Koo Stark.-->
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