I'm A Celebrity viewers are all saying the same thing about series... and they're not happy

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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

With travel restrictions and border closures still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ITV's hit series I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! was forced to once again set up camp in Wales this year rather than its usual home in the tropical rainforest of Australia. But, the series has faced disaster after disaster, with the loss of Richard Madeley less than a week into the show followed by the camp being hit by Storm Arwen, forcing ITV to cancel live programming from the castle over the weekend.

In place of Saturday's live episode, ITV ran a pre-recorded compilation of I'm A Celebrity best bits over the years. But, the recap episode didn't go down too well with viewers, who claimed it "backfired" and instead made them miss the Australian version all the more. "Slight backfire for ITV with the Legends #imaceleb programme just highlighting how much better it was Australia..." wrote one unhappy viewer, while another tweeted: "Take it back to Australia where they have to deal with real bugs and wildlife and proper trials."

A third fan said "This is making me miss it being in Australia so much!" with another adding "Watching this makes you realise how p**s poor it is now, just scrap it till it can be done in Australia again." A fourth viewer tweeted: "I found myself enjoying last night’s jungle look back more than this year’s castle capers. Really not connecting with it this season. I miss the sunny feeling that Australia gives."

Here's a few more reactions to the change in scenery...

As well as the show being taken off air over the weekend due to Storm Arwen, ITV announced that the celebrity contestants had been removed from the castle. "Whilst we get the production base back up and running after suffering technical issues due to the storm, we have removed the celebrities from the castle," a statement from the TV channel said.

The campmates will reportedly remain in quarantine to ensure they are COVID-safe until they can safely return to Gwyrch Castle.

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