I'm A Celeb stars 'ready to evacuate camp' as 200 wild bushfires threaten show

28 November 2018, 17:17 | Updated: 28 November 2018, 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). Picture: GETTY

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

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

Bosses have an evacuation procedure in place for the celebrity campers - but an insider told The Mirror that they are desperately hoping they won't need to put it in to action.

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

"There is no immediate danger but the safety and the welfare of our cast and crew is our number one concern.

"We will continue to watch how the fires develop.

"We are really hoping they don't get any closer to 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 already been forced to flee their homes in Gracemere, central Queensland, and there are fears an 80,000-population town might 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. Picture: Instagram / ITV

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

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