ITV I’m A Celebrity in chaos as camp suffers Covid outbreak just days ahead of final

Filming for I’m A Celebrity is in shambles as the production staff contracted cases of coronavirus just days before the final. The 2022 series of the ITV show ends on Sunday, 27 November, when the King or Queen of the Jungle will be crowned.

After Radio X DJ Chris Moyles is the latest crowd-voted celebrity, the five remaining stars in the running are Lioness Jill Scott, Hollyoaks’ Owen Warner, comedian Seann Walsh, former rugby player Mike Tindall and MP Matt Hancock.

The Friday night (November 25) showing will see yet another fellow camper leave the Australian jungle and narrowly miss out on the chance to take part in the return of viewer-favorite The Cyclone Experience, which sees celebrities battle a giant slip-and-slide in order to win Superstars.

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But among the preparations of the past few days, ITV bosses have now confirmed they have caught coronavirus among the production staff, which could put the filming of the all-important final into question.

The team based in Australia had to take strict safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus as they confirmed two production members had tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson for the show told MEN: “We can confirm that two members of the production team have tested positive for coronavirus.

“The protocols we have in place for such an event have been implemented and filming has continued as we adhere to all covid guidelines.”

Fans of the show are eager to see the stars experience the Celebrity Cyclone

It comes as ITV bosses prepare for one of the most “competitive and dramatic” finals ever with a new element added to the final shows. As we’ve seen in previous years, four Superstars are expected to face Celebrity Hurricane on Saturday night (November 26) with one Superstar leaving before the final.

Three celebrities will remain at camp together as they are each expected to contest one final tryout before Sunday’s result.

A source told The Mirror: “The trials at this year’s final show will be the most competitive and dramatic ever.

“They are hard enough to win a tournament for the last meal in camp, but now they will have the added pressure of looking into the eyes of their fellow campers as they try to win stars.

“Besides, in the end, some people will think about the possibility of becoming king or queen, so they will watch to see if the person is doing well or looking good, it is possible that they will watch the moment someone else wins the series.

“It will add pressure but it will also be great to see the body language of the trio. I don’t want to go through waiting and then have all the pressure on you to finish the job.”

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