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I'm A Celeb star 'ready to evacuate the camp' as a wild bushfires threaten show



28 November 2018, 17:17 | Updated: November 28, 2018 at 17:40

More than 8,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Queensland (stock image)

More than 8,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Queensland (stock image).

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More than 200 wild fires are ravaging Queensland – close to where the show is filmed.

I'm A Celeb bosses are willing to pull the celebs out of the Australian jungle as wildfires destroy the local area.

Bosses have an evacuation procedure in place for celebrity campers – but an insider told The Mirror that they are desperately hoping they will not need it to act.

They said: "We speak to the fire service regularly.

"There is no immediate threat but the safety and the well-being of our cast and crew is our number one concern.

"We will continue to watch how the fires develop."

"We are really hoping they do not get any closer to the camp."

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The publication adds that the current "catastrophic" conditions came about because of strong winds, low humidity and record temperatures.

The closest fire to the camp is 60km away in the towns of Oxenford and Wongawallan, and

Over 8,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Graecamere, central Queensland, and there are fears that the 80,000-inhabited city may also be affected.

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Holly and Dec co-host the current series of I'm A Celeb

Holly and Dec co-host the current series of I'm A Celeb.

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Extreme conditions previously affected the show back in 2015 when the I'm A Celeb camp was evacuated in 2015 after the Thunder, lightning and storm rain hit the jungle.

Show bosses made the decision to move the celebs – including Vicky Pattison – to the Bush Telegraph while Mother Nature let the rip.


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