I'm A Celebrity 2016 celebrities 'under threat from flesh-eating eye bugs'


The I'm A Celebrity 2016 line up have a brand new fear to contend with in the jungle.

As if the trials, weather, wildlife and rations weren't enough, they're now under threat from flesh eating eye bugs.

The parasitic Acanthamoeba keratitis disease attacks human eyes and can result in blindness.

According to The Sun, cases of the bug have increased to "epidemic" proportions and the camp's famous shower is potentially most at risk.

Expert Dr David Allamby told the tabloid: "Acanthamoeba keratitis is an infection which can cause serious and life-changing consequences.

"It can also be excruciatingly painful. The cornea is one of the most sensitive organs in the human body, containing a high density of pain receptors.

"The biggest risk of exposure to the organism is through water, and in turn poor hygiene."

The news comes just a day after the I'm A Celebrity 2016 camp was revealed to have become infested with dangerous spiders.

The black funnel web, native to Australia, can kill humans within 15 minutes with no medical intervention.

"If you get bitten by one of these you'll know it, it's like two red hot pokers going into the skin," I'm A Celeb's medic Bob McCarron said on last night's Extra Camp.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, eight of the tiny beasts were removed from the jungle set on just one day this year - the most ever recorded in the show's 15 year history.

“The funnel web’s are the most dangerous spider in the world," medic Bob warned. “There is an anti-venom and of course none of the celebs have ever been bitten by them - a couple of crew have been bitten in the past."

He declared: “We’re not going to let anybody die whether it’s a celebrity or a crew member.”

I'm A Celebrity 2016 continues Wednesday night on ITV at 9PM.

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