British jungle camp: Celebrities had to be evacuated from the set in Wales

British jungle camp
Celebrities had to be evacuated from the set in Wales

Gwrych Castle in Wales.

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The set of the British jungle camp in Wales had to be evacuated. The storm “Arwen” allowed no other possibility.

The storm “Arwen”, which swept over Great Britain at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour, had far-reaching consequences. Several people died from falling trees, and tens of thousands of households were temporarily without electricity. Also the celebrities who are currently shooting the current season of the British edition of “I’m a Star – Get Me Out of Here!” staying in Wales had to be evacuated because of the severe storm. This is reported by the British BBC.

Accordingly, the set of the TV show at Gwrych Castle in the Welsh district of Conwy was also damaged by the storm. Then, according to the report, the participants were brought to safety. The live elements of the show could no longer be produced on Friday evening. The episode for Saturday evening could not be shot either, and the show is still out for Sunday. The producing broadcaster ITV is quoted as saying that this is inevitable due to “technical problems caused by extreme weather”.

What about the German edition?

The producers of the German counterpart have to struggle with completely different difficulties. Because of the corona pandemic, the RTL show “I’m a star – get me out of here!” will be filmed for the first time in South Africa in January 2022. However, the new Omikron variant of the coronavirus is currently spreading there. At the request of the news agency spot on news, an RTL spokesman said on November 26th: “The jungle camp will continue to be planned with South Africa, but of course under observation of current developments.”

The outgoing Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (41, CDU) announced last Friday morning that South Africa would be declared a virus variant area. The EU Commission recommends that the member states restrict air traffic to southern Africa.


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