AFTER Storm Arwen battered the UK over the weekend, ITV was forced to evacuate the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! cast and put the show on hold.
Despite hopes that the show would be back this week, Monday’s episode has also been cancelled due to the massive damage the storm has reportedly done to Gwrych Castle.
The I’m A Celeb contestants were evacuated due to adverse weather conditions
Is I’m A Celebrity on tonight?
There will be no live episode of I’m A Celeb tonight.
Appearing on Instagram live, hosts Ant and Dec told fans that “the site was quite badly damaged during the storm” but that the team was “working round the clock to try and get it back up and running and up to speed so we can get back on air as quick as humanly possible.
But we don’t know when that’s going to be just yet!”
Both Saturday and Sunday night’s episodes (November 27 and 28) were cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, whilst Friday’s episode was prerecorded.
Why was I’m a Celebrity cancelled last night?
I’m A Celeb did not air on either the November 27 and 28.
Instead, ITV played two “best of” shows to fill the prime-time 9pm slots.
The celebrities were removed from Gwrych Castle in North Wales, and only essential crew remained on site.
The bad weather caused a tree to crash into the castle, leaving no option but to take the celebs to safety.
Storm Arwen also ripped through a 200ft production tent.
On Saturday, November 27, 2021, The Sun revealed that the decision was made in a bid to speed up the show’s return to the airwaves.
A source told us: “This move has been taken in a bid to speed up the show’s return to the screen. Everyone is committed to getting it back on screen as fast as possible.
“As part of that they’ve decided to take the celebrities out and put them back into quarantine like they were before they went into the castle.
“Once the site is all safe and ready to film again then they’ll return.”
ITV is hoping that the I’m A Celeb cast will be able to return to the castle soon
How long will I’m A Celebrity be off-air for?
On Saturday, November 17, ITV officially announced that the show would not air on Saturday or Sunday – and it now looks like it’ll be off air for the foreseeable future.
Instead of the usual live show, Saturday and Sunday’s episodes were a compilation of highlights from previous series narrated by hosts Ant and Dec.
It marked the first time an episode of I’m A Celebrity has been pulled in its 19-year history.
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