Time to call it quits? I’m A Celebrity veers from one disaster to another as Storm Arwen halts production, jaded viewers pine for Australia… and even Ant and Dec long for the jungle!

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  • ITV owners announced that the two live shows on Saturday and Sunday would be called off due to bad weather and replaced with compilation clips looking back at the previous series.
  • An ITV statement read: ‘While we got the production base back and the storm caused technical problems, we have removed the celebrities from the palace’
  • The remaining stars will personally return to quarantine to ensure that they remain COVID safe and will only return when the entire production is safely re-established.
  • It comes after Richard Madley was forced to leave the show after falling ill on Thursday – and breaking the show’s ‘Covid bubble’ with a trip to the hospital
  • Rudimental’s DJ Locksmith was reportedly roped in to replace Richard but lost out to the I Am celeb stint after the ‘Covid bubble’ broke after his hospital visit.

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I’m A Celebrity 2021 is beset with disasters – with fans begging for the show to last until it returns to Australia and hosts Ant and December admitting they are missing the Australian wilderness.

The first week of the reality show, now in its second year at Gwyrich Castle in Wales, has already seen the departure of hotly-anticipated contestant Richard Madley due to illness, shows canceled due to extreme weather conditions and the aftermath of the storm. The stars have been removed from the palace. Arwen sent a 100 feet tree hitting a wall of the building.

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Two episodes of the show this weekend have been canceled due to production disruptions caused by the storm – airing in Australia to fill the gap with a re-airing of the show’s heyday.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Australia’s subsequent border restrictions, it is unclear when the show will return to Australia – the immediate future of this year’s series is also up in the air.

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Will it continue? I’m A Celebrity 2021 is surrounded by disasters – with fans begging for the show to hold until it returns to Australia and hosts Ant and December admit they are missing the Australian wilderness (pictured) Wells’ Gwerich Castle)

Showing they were longing for the woods too, hosts Ant and December replied to a fan on Saturday: ‘Your blessings. Sorry we can’t be there, but hope you are enjoying watching the show again in Oz! d x’

The anthology clip, which aired on Saturday, throws things back to the glory days in Australia with voiceovers from Ant and December, along with archive footage of the show’s funniest and most iconic moments from the past 19 years.

But some viewers at home were not impressed as they claimed the throwback show highlighted ‘how much better it was in Australia’ and urged the network to ‘scrape’ the show until it is back in the woods Go.

The stars were forced to endure 8°C cold temperatures after owners shelled out £1 million for the safe use of the site when production was forced to move out of Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions and had no protection from the elements.

Australia?  Showing that they also longed for the forest, the hosts replied: 'Blessings.  Sorry we can't be there, but hope you're enjoying watching the show in Oz again!  d x'

Australia? Showing that they also longed for the forest, the hosts replied: ‘Blessings. Sorry we can’t be there, but hope you are enjoying watching the show again in Oz! d x’

Get out there: In a major setback to the show as one of its top signings, Richard Madley, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year's contest, ran a grueling trial on Thursday. Got sick after taking and complaining.  About the cold temperature of the palace

Get out there: In a major setback to the show as one of its top signings, Richard Madley, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year’s contest, ran a grueling trial on Thursday. Got sick after taking and complaining. About the cold temperature of the palace

He said that watching the show at its best in Junglee made him realize how much this year’s show fell short of his expectations.

Taking to Twitter, a viewer wrote: ‘Slight reversal for ITV with the Legends #imaceleb program just showing how much better this Australia was…’

Another added: ‘Looking at it makes you realize how poor it is now, just scrap it until it happens again in Australia.’

A third lamented: ‘It’s missing me so much being in Australia!’

A fourth shouted: ‘These flashback shows show that…

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