I’m A Celebrity bosses have had a trying few days after the uproar that came after Richard Madeley quit the popular ITV show due to the first signs of illness.
And things soon went from bad to worse after an intruder entered Gwrych castle just metres away from the show’s main camp earlier this week.
According to The Sun, the trespasser managed to make evade the reality show’s elaborate six-tier security system which even includes the use of bulletproof detection robots.
It is thought that the sneaky intruder managed to enter the castle grounds, but the security guards managed to swiftly locate the individual, who was unarmed, and calms show them to the exit.
It has been reported that the man did not come into contact with any of the celebrities or the hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
However, the unwelcome visitor is believed to have made it within touching distance of the castle walls, which almost put the entire show at risk.
If the intruder had managed to get inside the celebrity campsite, the whole show would have been forced to cancel due to the strict Covid regulations put in place.
Ahead of the show all 12 contestants quarantined for two weeks in addition to all the crew members on the programme.
This allowed those involved in the show to form a Covid bubble in order to keep all of the contestants safe throughout the pandemic.
An ITV source has since confirmed the break-in and told the Daily Star: "A security breach was identified and an intruder was removed from the location with immediate effect.
"The safety of both our celebrities and our production crew remains our primary concern.”
The breach comes after fan-favourite Richard Madeley was forced to quit the show because of an emergency hospital dash during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
After the 65-year-old started to show signs that he was unwell, the production team took no risks and pulled him out of the show so that he could get proper medical attention.
However, in doing this, Richard had broke the Covid bubble the campmates had formed, meaning he couldn't return to the show.
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