'I'm A Celebrity' to miss another live episode as bosses say it will be back on air on Tuesday

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I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! has axed its live episode again tonight, but show bosses have assured fans that it will return on Tuesday.

The ITV series has been heavily hit by Storm Arwen at its 2021 base in Gwrych Castle, North Wales with Friday night's episode the first pre-recorded show in its 21-series history, while Saturday and Sunday evenings given over to highlights round-up shows from previous years.

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On Monday morning, This Morning stars Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Matthew Wright seemed to confirm that tonight's show was off, too - and even questioned whether the series should come back at all.

Now, I'm A Celebrity bosses have confirmed that once again, Monday's scheduled live episode will not go ahead, with a completely different programme replacing it this time.

An official statement read: "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! will return from tomorrow night (Tuesday 30 November) on ITV and ITV Hub with a brand new show. Ant & Dec will be back presenting live from the Castle."

ITV will instead be airing a repeat of genealogy show Freddie and Jamie's DNA Journey, starring Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp.

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When the live shows return on Tuesday, they will include a live public vote for who viewers want to see take part in a new trial, and the date of the first camp eviction is yet to be announced.

In a This Morning discussion about the damage caused by the storm, which has seen the celebrity campmates moved back into hotel isolation until the camp is repaired, Schofield said: "Now, it's been announced there's no live I'm A Celebrity again tonight after the castle was hit by Storm Arwen over the weekend."

Ant and Dec have been giving updates on the havoc caused by Storm Arwen. (ITV)
Ant and Dec have been giving updates on the havoc caused by Storm Arwen. (ITV)

Willoughby added: "This is gutting for everyone taking part, for the production, for the celebrities, for us who want to tune in and watch it every night."

Matthew Wright, who took part in the 2013 series, labelled the chaos from the storm "a disaster" and said it had "basically destroyed the production".

He added: "I'm not surprised today's show has been cancelled because they need 24 hours filming to produce one episode.

"I'm wondering whether we're going to see an episode on Tuesday and that then poses the bigger question about what ITV are going to do."

Richard Madeley has blamed dehydration for his early exit from 'I'm A Celebrity'. (ITV)
Richard Madeley has blamed dehydration for his early exit from 'I'm A Celebrity'. (ITV)

Wright added that he thought it could cause a wider disaster for the series, explaining: "Of course it destroys the rhythm. One week in is normally when the good stuff starts happening, people are hungry people are tired.

"That rhythm has now been broken because people are back in their hotel rooms, presumably being fed more than 600 calories a day, having a warm shower, missing out on waking up in -1 degree today."

He continued: "I don't know what I want, whether it would be better to pull the plug and say hey, that's showbiz, folks."

Schofield replied: "But that's not the nature of telly, the show must go on, do the best you possibly can.

"We struggled with Dancing On Ice big time, it kept stumbling, we had to come off for a week, but these things do happen so hopefully they'll get it back on again."

Wright also admitted he was confused by Richard Madeley's exit from the show after falling ill and being taken to hospital, breaking the COVID-secure bubble.

The TV presenter said of Madeley: "He said he was speaking incoherently, but maybe that's just part of his schtick, I don't know."

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