When this year’s crop of celebs head to Australia to take up their places in camp for the new series of I’m A Celebrity, they’re set swelter in temperatures that could reach 50 degrees…
Weather forecasters also warn that the risk of fire in the camp is high, given that New South Wales – which is of course where the ITV show is filmed – is currently “under siege from raging bush fires.”
The Daily Star reports, “Forecasters predict the lethal combination of the heat, dry forests and lack of rainfall will make things very sticky in Murwillumbah, where the celebrity camp is located.”
The article goes on to say that if temperature in the I’m A Celeb camp does reach the expected 50 degrees, it’ll be the hottest summer the state has known for 30 years.
A show source said, “This is set to be the hottest I’m A Celebrity ever.
“We know viewers love a jungle romance but it looks like the stars will be getting hot and sweaty for all the wrong reasons.
“However, they need to be careful as extreme heat can cause sunburn, nausea and fainting fits.”
As to who will be sweating their baguettes off Down Under, earlier this month, bookmaker Ladbrokes revealed these are their top tips for the I’m A Celeb lineup…
Michael Le Vell
James ‘Arg’ Argent
In addition, The Apprentice winner Stella English is rumoured to have signed up, and X Factor star Joe McElderry told us recently that he would “definitely consider” taking on the challenge if the show’s bosses approached him to become a contestant.
Who would feature in your I’m A Celeb dream team?
For now, here’s a look at last year’s final…