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Storm Arwen: I’m a Celebrity live shows to return on Tuesday

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Live episodes of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will not return until Tuesday, ITV has confirmed.

At Gwrych Castle near Abergele, Storm Arwen caused “significant damage” to the set of the show over the weekend.

The live element of the show was abandoned on Friday and contestants were removed from the set for their safety.

An ITV spokesperson said: “Production has worked round the clock to get the site back up and running.”

Tonight’s show will be replaced by Freddie and Jamie’s DNA Journey, featuring Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp.

For Tuesday’s special, Ant and Dec will be back in the castle with the group of celebrities.

Stormy weather has disrupted travel throughout Wales, with 30,000 thousand homes experiencing power outages over the weekend and severe delays on the road and rail.

As a result of the “technical difficulties” caused by the extreme weather, the channel filled the schedule slots with best of previous series compilation shows.

Prior to the pandemic I’m a Celebrity was based in Murwillumbah in Springbrook National Park, New South Wales, Australia.

Richard Madleys departure

Following Richard Madeley’s hospitalisation on Thursday, the contestant announced he would leave the show.

The TV presenter posted on Instagram that despite being declared “absolutely fine” by medics, he would not be able to return to the castle because he had broken the show’s Covid safety bubble.

Madeley dispelled speculation about his “funny turn” in the Telegraph on Saturday.

“I wasn’t at all unwell apart from foolishly forgetting to stay hydrated, I didn’t pick up a stomach bug from my trial and – despite what some oddballs on Twitter might say – I wasn’t suffering ill-effects from my Covid vaccine,” he wrote.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain on Monday, the 65-year-old discussed the “physicality” of the experience.

“You are hungry, because we were in the clink all we were getting is rice and beans,” he told host Ben Shepherd.

“People think that can’t be too bad but it’s tasteless – they don’t put salt on or any kind of seasoning and you don’t get much. I was on about 750 calories a day, I’ve lost at least three pounds.”