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I'm A Celebrity bosses in 'crisis talks' after fatal heatwave hits the jungle

As an astounding heatwave hits Australia, fears grow for the older campmates

Things are really hotting up in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle - and no, we're talking Joel Dommett stripping off in the jungle shower again - we're talking about temperatures raching over 44 degrees celsius.

Compare that with the temperatures back in England, where most of us are waking up to a baltic -5 degrees today.


And with just a mere three days until the final of this year's series of I'm A Celeb, bosses are supposedly having 'crisis talks' about the potentially life-threatening heatwave that is sweeping the coast of New South Wales.

Jungle weather is very unpredictable anyway, with campmates having to endure weeks of varying weather - from scary thunderstorms to stuffy temperatures.

As we edge closer to the final few days, temperatures will reach as high as 44 degrees celsius in some parts of New South Wales (the part of jungle where the show is filmed) - with show bosses worrying about the devastating effect the hot temperatures will have on the older campmates such as Larry Lamb, 69, Martin Roberts and Carol Vorderman.

A source told The Mirror: "Producers are on extra high alert because of the heat wave.

"They are making sure there is plenty of water and ways to keep the campmates cool.

"Larry has been threatening to quit since early this week and if conditions deteriorate in camp it could be hellish for him.

"A storm swept over camp yesterday and now the intense heat will make it extra sticky and muggy.

"It's going to be intense."

Bosses are particulary worried about former EastEnders actor Larry, who according to eliminated contestant Danny Baker is 'desperate to go'.

In a post-jungle chat, Danny told The Sun: "Larry is good to go. He looked over and gave me the eye as I went out. He said 'what did you do? Tell me what you did and I'll do it today'."

However, the heatwave hasn't stopped the eliminated campmates from making the most of the weather.

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Ola Jordan showed off her incredible toned body on Instagram, captioning the snap:

"Heatwave here in #oz [sic] Nice to be able to enjoy the sun ☀️ #Australia"

Campmates are apparently being advised to stay out of the sun and keep hydrated.

Stay cool Larry, please!

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