Eco campaigners want I’m A Celebrity to stay in storm-lashed Britain to save the planet

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Eco campaigners are calling for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! to stay in storm-lashed Britain to save the planet.

Eco campaigners have demanded that ITV bosses don’t return the series to Australia to reduce their carbon footprint.

Kevin Rahman-Daultrey, from The Size of Wales charity, said: “When companies like ITV make commitments around net zero, often they’ll build into their plans stuff like carbon capture and offsets.

“But the best thing you can do is remove the footprint in the first place. It’s not just about planting trees and trying to offset our emissions, we need commitments to film more locally in the UK.”



Eco campaigners hope I'm A Celeb stays in Britain to save the planet
Eco campaigners hope I’m A Celeb stays in Britain to save the planet

Fans feared I’m A Celeb would be forced off air after Gwrych Castle, north Wales, was lashed last week by Storm Arwen.

According to reports the damage caused by the storm has been hailed as “the £1 million disaster” by crew members.

The ITV show remained off air for three consecutive nights after the poor weather and damages meant the celebs were pulled out to shelter in a nearby hotel as they remained isolated to maintain their secure Covid bubble.



Eco Campaigners want ITV show I'm A Celeb to reduce carbon footprint by staying in Britain
Eco Campaigners want ITV show I’m A Celeb to reduce carbon footprint by staying in Britain

This is the first time ever that all of the celebs have been pulled out of the show completely.

But Mr Rahman-Daultrey insisted: “The show last year was very successful and was filmed in Wales, so we don’t need to go to Australia in order to have good content.”

Before the 2021 series aired a source explained how the quarantine rules Down Under would have been expensive for ITV.



ITV have pledged net zero carbon by 2030
ITV have pledged net zero carbon by 2030

They said: “Filming the series in Australia would mean abiding by quarantine rules, which would involve a lot of expense.

“Everyone is a bit annoyed because they were looking forward to a bit of sunshine!”

ITV’s pledged net zero carbon by 2030. Bosses were contacted for comment.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs at 9pm on ITV.

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