I'm a Celebrity set to return after disastrous storm

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Is I'm a Celebrity on tonight and what happened with storm?
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I'm a Celebrity 2021 hasn't gotten off to the best of starts, already losing a contestant to illness and suffering a three-day halt due to storm damage. 

The ITV reality series was pulled from the air on Saturday after its production set at Gwrych Castle was destroyed by Storm Arwen, sending its remaining campers into quarantine and its crew on a desperate mission to repair the damage.

 I'm a Celebrity's cancellation this weekend, which extended to Monday night, marks the first time in the series' history that any of its live shows were scrapped. 

If that wasn't enough of a disaster, the I'm a Celebrity 2021 lineup has also been hit by an unexpected drop-out. Richard Madeley was forced to leave the castle on Thursday after breaking the COVID bubble on a trip to hospital, bringing the campsite's population down to 11 contestants. 

With so much chaos surrounding its first few episodes, fans are now desperate to know the answer to one question—when will the show be back? 

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The I'm a Celebrity set at Gwrych Castle has been battered by Storm Arwen 

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Is I'm a Celebrity on tonight? 

Yes, I'm a Celebrity is set to grace our screens once again tonight. ITV has confirmed that the show will return on Tuesday, 30 November, with Ant and Dec back to present live from the iconic Scottish castle. 

What time is I'm a Celebrity on tonight? 

I'm a Celebrity will air on ITV tonight at 9pm, bringing its three-day-long hiatus from our living rooms to a merciful end. 

What happened with the I'm A Celebrity storm damage? 

I'm a Celebrity filming was forced to halt on Saturday after its production set at Gwrych Castle became damaged in Storm Arwen. 

According to the Sun, the crew was left "terrified" by the 90mph winds, with some even being "blown off their feet" in the midst of the upheaval. Canopies and marquees—including the all-important medical unit—were destroyed by the gales, which also caused a power outage in the nearby market town of Abergele. 

"It looks like a bomb has hit the site today," a source told the MailOnline. 

The contestants were placed in quarantine while production got to work repairing the damage as quickly as possible. 

I'm a celebrity 2021 line-up revealed

The I'm a Celebrity contestants were placed in quarantine while the crew got to work rebuilding the set 

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Why did Richard Madeley leave I'm a Celebrity? 

I'm a Celebrity was struck by a massive setback earlier this week, after Richard Madeley was forced to leave the show due to sudden illness. 

The Good Morning Britain presenter was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning after taking part in the Kitchen Nightmares challenge, much to the shock of viewers and fellow campers. It was later revealed that Richard was to permanently exit the series, having broken the Covid bubble by seeking external medical help. 

The 65-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday (29 November) to share further details on his ordeal—and to reveal whether or not he'd ever return for a future season of the competition. 

"I think I got dehydrated," he told hosts, Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard. "Dehydration, if anyone's ever suffered from it, is actually quite disturbing." 

The British broadcaster went on to explain that the lack of fluids, combined with sleep deprivation, was likely the cause of his sudden turn. 

"Basically I think I had been up for about 20 hours the day before, and the day before that we were having very long days and sleeping quite late, and we don’t have watches in there," he explained. 

"But I don’t think I got to bed until about 4, 4.30 in the morning and I knew I was feeling thirsty and I’m quite bad at remembering to drink actually.

“And as I actually snuggled into my sleeping bag, it was freezing, I thought: ‘Ah, I haven’t had a big drink in a while, I’ll do it when I wake up'. 

“The next thing I knew I was sitting there babbling, I was talking nonsense. I basically woke up I didn’t know where I was, what was going on and I could hardly string a sentence together."

I'm a Celebrity 2021 line-up includes Richard Madeley

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Despite making a speedy recovery upon his hospital admission, Richard was unable to return to the camp due to breaking the show's strictly enforced Covid bubble. He has, however, revealed that he is open to returning to I'm a Celebrity at some point in the future. 

“It would depend on them asking me and God, I’ve only just come out... never say never, I mean I’d certainly consider it," he said. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.