There Will Be A HUGE Change On Tonight's I'm A Celebrity
Flooding had caused parts of the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here camp to be evacuated.
Rising waters of around three metres on the banks of the Blyde River near Kruger National Park have caused the Tucker Trial area of the show to be evacuated.
Safety Consultant Paul Chivers told News Corp “The rainfall has hit us hard.”
“Obviously it has flooded the set here, and now we are concerned about crocodiles coming down the river, and also hippos tend to come into the side of the rapids and hide,’’ he continued.
There are also fears that the raised water levels will mean crocodiles enter camp.
Just last Thursday, the production was put on notice as Cyclone Dineo made it’s way to South Africa with winds speeds peaking at 120kmh.
Flash flooding is currently the biggest risk to the production, with contingency plans in place to evacuate celebrities in camp should the waters get higher.
Celebrities are usually allowed to visit a waterfall on camp, but this has now been cornered off.
“They would be moved to the Tok Tokki and from there we would move them out to higher ground,” Chivers said of the evacuation plan. “We have to just play it by ear as the water rises, then we will put the procedures in place and the controls we have in action.”
Tuesday’s Tucker Trial will be seen taking place in the tree house studio where Julia Morris and Chris Brown usually host the show.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here continues tonight at 7:30 PM on Channel Ten.