I'm A Celebrity's infamous jungle shower 'threatened by leeches'
Is this the end for the I’m A Celebrity jungle showers? (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

Think of I’m A Celebrity and you might think of bug-munching, terrified famous people and of course, those bikini-clad jungle showers.

But with the start of the 2017 series just days away, it looks as though the latter might just be under threat – because it’s about to be invaded by leeches.

Yup, those campmates might have to wait a while to slip on their swimwear and head for the waterfall, because according to reports the area is set for wet weather during the first week of the show.

And that’s set to bring the leeches out of hiding – potentially making the shower a no-go area.

Yikes. So there’ll be none of this then.

***EMBARGO, NOT TO BE USED BEFORE 22:00 GMT, 18 Nov 2016 - EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO MERCHANDISING*** Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (7448410de) Ola Jordan showers 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' TV Show, Australia - 18 Nov 2016
Ola Jordan was among those who embraced the jungle shower in 2016 (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

Of course, leeches might not be the only issues that campmates face, following recent suggestions that the weather could really put a dampener on their jungle fun.

Reports have suggested that the cyclone season in the area is set to kick off early this year, meaning that the area could fall prey to 170mph cyclones – leaving the camp at risk of a ‘washout’.

‘An early start to the [cyclone] season is expected,’ an AccuWeather spokesperson told the Daily Star, ‘with a named cyclone forming before the end of December.’

There had been some concerns it could even affect the start date of the show, but it looks set to go ahead as planned on Sunday November 19.

I’m A Celebrity 2017 – the line-up

Stanley Johnson (former MEP and Boris Johnson’s dad)
Amir Khan (boxer)
Shappi Korsandi (comedian)
Jamie Lomas (ex-Hollyoaks star)
Jack Maynard (YouTuber)
Jennie McAlpine (Corrie star)
Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo (Made In Chelsea star)
Dennis Wise (former footballer)
Rebekah Vardy (WAG)
Vanessa White (pop star from The Saturdays)

Thank goodness for that.

Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for comment.

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