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Ant and Dec been given terrifying warning as they prepare for I’m A Celebrity return

Ant and Dec been given terrifying warning as they prepare for I’m A Celebrity return

It's not just the campmates who'll have to look out for all sorts of beasts and bugs...

Ant and Dec have been given a terrifying warning ahead of the return of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, which launches this weekend.

Everyone’s excited to see I’m a Celeb back on screens, especially after the line-up was released last week.

Not only are we looking forward to seeing none other than Jamie-Lynn Spears – the sister of a certain Britney Spears – but also the likes of Nigel Farage, Josie Gibson, Fred Sirieix, Sam Thompson, Frankie Dettori, Tony Bellew, Nick Pickard, Nella Rose, Danielle Harold, Marvin Humes and Grace Dent.

No doubt all of the stars are psyching themselves up for a huge shake-up to the system, with many trading in the cold, dreary late autumnal weather of the UK (though not in Jamie-Lynn's case, of course) for the sunnier climes of New South Wales.

The show returns this weekend.

But with warmer temperatures also comes a whole bunch of scary animals that you won’t find crawling around along the Thames or outside your local Tesco.

Ant and Dec may not be heading into camp themselves, but they have been issued a warning about enjoying the surrounding areas during downtime – all because of the sighting of a particularly nasty Aussie critter.

Signs were reportedly erected by Kingscliff beach in New South Wales after a ‘large brown snake’ was seen in the area.

And it’s believed they’re referring to the Eastern Brown Snake, which is considered the world’s second-most venomous land snake.

A source told The Mirror: “Ant and Dec will have to keep their eyes peeled when on the beach and in the surrounding area.

"The snake has been spotted exactly where they hang out between shows and brown snakes are not to be messed with.”

The Eastern Brown Snake.
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They added: “Snakes are part of Aussie life but it is still scary to think one of these was slithering around so close by."

According to Australian Geographic, the Eastern Brown Snake is an ‘intimidating’ reptile that has ‘nervous tendencies’, and will actively defend itself if it feels threatened.

“Despite the development of a successful antivenom and first aid practices, there are still between one and two deaths per year from eastern brown bites within Australia,” it says.

They are most active during the day, can move at ‘surprisingly fast speed when the weather is warm’, and have a natural living range that ‘overlaps’ with highly populated areas of Australia.

“This daytime activity, especially on sunny days, makes this reptile the most frequently encountered venomous snake in Australia, as it hunts by day and returns to its burrow at night,” the site continued, adding that the snake can ‘react defensively’ if surprised or cornered by a human.

I'm a Celeb will return to ITV on Sunday 19 November.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV And Film, Im A Celebrity, Ant and Dec