'I'm A Celebrity': Ant and Dec delighted to be back on air

Ant and Dec were so pleased to return to ITV with a live episode of 'I'm A Celebrity'. (ITV)
Ant and Dec were so pleased to return to ITV with a live episode of 'I'm A Celebrity'. (ITV)

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly admitted how pleased they were to return with a live episode of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

The ITV reality show has been off air since Friday night after Storm Arwen struck the production site at Gwrych Castle in north Wales, and the celebrities were removed for their own safety.

Returning with a live show on Tuesday evening, McPartlin said: "Good evening, Noswaith dda and welcome to Wales. I can't tell you how good it feels to say those words and be back."

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Showing images of the destruction the high winds had caused to the television equipment on site, Donnelly revealed: "The wind caused a heck of a lot damage round here as you can see.

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"This was our technical base on Sunday morning - an absolute wreck."

McPartlin added: "The castle was fine though. Turns out these things are built to last!"

He went on: "For safety reasons the celebs were evacuated and taken to separate locations with no phones, no internet, not TV and no access to the outside world.

"The celebs re-entered the castle a few hours ago."

The show then continued with footage from Friday - the day before the storm struck.

Frankie Bridge (ITV)
Frankie Bridge admitted she enjoys farting in her sleeping bag. (ITV)

Former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, wife of footballer Wayne Bridge, was shown waking up and asking her fellow campmates: "Has anyone farted in their sleeping bag yet?”

The Loose Women went on to confess: “There's something quite satisfying about it. I don’t know why.

"Look, we’re eating so many beans, everyone’s at it. When you’re around everyone, you don’t want to be doing that when you’re around the campmates. So, I think maybe your sleeping bag’s the safest place for it.”

Coronation Street star Simon Gregson was also shown breaking wind.

Ant and Dec joked: "We told you it had got windy!"

The celebs then chose 78-year-old ex-Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Arlene Phillips to take part in the next Bushtucker Trial with Paralympic athlete Kadeena Cox.

Kadeena Cox was terrified of the snakes in the Bushtucker Trial. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Kadeena Cox was terrified of the snakes in the Bushtucker Trial. (ITV/Shutterstock)

The pair were locked lying down in snake-filled chambers with the lights off, as they attempted to collect stars from a maze and slot them into a compartment.

Phillips remained calm, but Cox was clearly scared of the snakes, shouting "La-la la-la la-la la-la la!" in a bid to distract herself.

Phillips then lost a star and had to feel about for it in the dark.

Dame Arlene Phillips (ITV)
Dame Arlene Phillips (ITV)

Cox shrieked: "Arlene, I really want to get out of here please, please, please,”

At the end of the trial Cox, 30 was visibly shaken and crying as she was comforted by Phillips and Ant and Dec.

Returning to the camp Cox admitted the trial had been "horrible", claiming of the snakes, "Mate, there was one that was trying to get in my vagina.”

Phillips said she believed the ordeal had helped her conquer her fear of snakes.

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Asked if she was still scared of them she said: "I don’t think so. I actually can’t believe I did that!”

The pair managed to get 10 out of 11 stars and win 10 meals for their campmates.

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