I’m a Celebrity OFF AIR for two nights as crew battered by storm at castle

I’M A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here will be OFF AIR for two nights after chaotic 98mph Storm Arwen battered the set.

The show’s bosses decided to pull the episodes after the marquees holding the crew’s equipment at Gwrych Castle, north Wales, were affected by the gales.

High speed winds battered the set

High speed winds battered the setCredit: © Andrew Price / View Finder Pi
Marquees holding the crew's equipment were damaged by the storm

Marquees holding the crew’s equipment were damaged by the stormCredit: fpnw.co.uk©2021
No injuries have been reported, an I'm a Celeb spokesman confirmed

No injuries have been reported, an I’m a Celeb spokesman confirmed
I'm A  Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here will be OFF AIR for two nights

I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here will be OFF AIR for two nightsCredit: Rex

It is not yet known how bad the damage is – but no injuries have been reported, I’m a Celeb confirmed.

Instead, ITV will play two “best of” shows to fill the prime-time 9pm slots.

The Sun earlier revealed that Ant and Dec would pre-record tonight’s live links for the first time in 19 years – as Storm Arwen wreaked havoc.

Three people have been crushed to death by falling trees – while 140,000 homes have no power.

Earlier this week, I’m A Celebrity bosses feared a star exodus following Richard Madeley’s dramatic departure.

The telly presenter, 65, was rushed to hospital after falling ill.

He left the Covid bubble so cannot return to Gwrych Castle

Crew members are worried about Dame Arlene Phillips, 78, who is on painkillers. And DJ Naughty Boy, 36, has sought counselling over his mum’s health.

A source said: “They can’t afford to lose any more big names.”

Storm Arwen has ravaged the UK – with 33ft waves, plunging temperatures and blizzards gripping thousands.

Yesterday evening, a 35-year-old driver was killed when the tree fell on his car on the B977 in Aberdeenshire around 5.45pm yesterday.

Shortly after cops arrived at the scene, their police van was almost torn in two by another falling tree – as the devastating storm raged on, cutting off power for thousands.

Luckily, no officers were hurt in the incident near Hatton-of-Fintray, Aberdeenshire.

Police Scotland confirmed a driver – who has not been named – was “fatally injured when a vehicle was struck by a falling tree”.

He died at the scene shortly before 6pm.

It marks Storm Arwen’s third casualty, after head teacher and dad-of-four Francis Lagan was killed when a tree fell on his car in Antrim, Northern Ireland, yesterday.

And a second man – who has also not been named – was crushed by a falling tree in Ambleside, Cumbria, last night.

It's not yet been confirmed how bad the damage is

It’s not yet been confirmed how bad the damage isCredit: fpnw.co.uk©2021
The crew's equipment at Gwrych Castle, north Wales, were affected by the gales

The crew’s equipment at Gwrych Castle, north Wales, were affected by the galesCredit: Rex

Storm Arwen batters Britain

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