I'm A Celebrity 2016 launch under threat after massive thunderstorm

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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is due back on our screens tonight on ITV from 9PM.

However that could be under threat with a mammoth storm hitting the the Aussie camp and production location this weekend.

"From glorious sunshine to horrendous thunderstorms. Forked lightning the lot!" hosts Ant and Dec tweeted alongside a picture of themselves looking rather wet.

While footage for the launch show has been filmed, the Daily Star on Sunday reports that editing and broadcasting it this evening could prove tricky.

Freak weather hit the show’s base in Australia overnight, prompting authorities to tell residents to seek safe shelter.

A statement read: “Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.”

A show source told the newspaper today: “This is really bad luck. The production is set up to cope with different kinds of weather but this is fairly extreme.

“The sky turned black and torrential rain interrupted filming.”

10 brand new celebrities have swapped luxury for life in the I’m A Celebrity jungle and will face their fears over the next three weeks.

They are dancer Jordan Banjo, ex footballer Wayne Bridge, comedian Joel Dommett, dancer Ola Jordan, actor Larry Lamb, TV star Scarlett Moffatt, Olympic Hockey player Sam Quek, TV presenter and ex model Lisa Snowdon, actor Adam Thomas and TV presenter Carol Vorderman.

If it does make it to air, tonight's launch show will see the celebs taking part in their first array of tasks including sky diving, canoeing and 'walking the plank'.

I'm A Celebrity 2016 airs tonight at 9PM on ITV.

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