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I'm A Celebrity stars 'evacuated after tree crashes into castle'

I'm A Celebrity stars 'evacuated after tree crashes into castle'
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The cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! are reportedly evacuated from Gwrych Castle for their own safety as Storm Arwen continues to wreak havoc with the production.

The cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! have reportedly been removed from Gwrych Castle and put back into quarantine as Storm Arwen continues to wreak havoc.

The storm has caused chaos right across the UK, with winds in excess of 80mph being accompanied by torrential rain and heavy snowfall.

ITV has already been forced to cancel this weekend's episodes of I'm A Celebrity as a result, and now the campmates have reportedly been removed from site for their own safety.

According to The Sun, a 100ft tree fell and crashed into a wall of the castle on Saturday, while the nearby production tents - housing key broadcast equipment - also suffered damage.

"This is a crushing blow. No-one anticipated the disaster that this storm would cause and it has completely blindsided us," a source told the newspaper.

"The worst damage is to one of our three production areas - the tent where we keep the scanners, the TV editing suite, the production office and our IT equipment. From the outside, it is wrecked.

"At the moment, we still don't know what the damage done to the equipment is, as we can't go in until it has been declared safe.

"But we need time to get everything fixed and the break buys us some time. We are hoping against hope it will be enough and that we can return on Monday.

"To go ahead then, we also need the green light to bring more staff back on set. But at the moment, nothing is guaranteed."

ITV's current intention is to have the show back on air on Monday night once the storm has passed.

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