Im A Celebritys return to Australia rocked as disease spreads near camp

I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here's return to Australia is rocked as an infectious disease called Q Fever shakes the country.

For the first time in several years, the popular ITV show is set to return Down Under, but concerns have been raised across south-east Queensland following the spread of Q Fever.

Q Fever or Query Fever is said to be most commonly transmitted to humans who work with animals and is transmitted through their faeces, urine, milk and general bodily fluids.

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Symptoms in humans range from a flu-like fever to significant weight loss, chronic fatigue for as long as 12 months, and damage to organs.

Despite the number of cases growing in the country – Health officials said 11 locals had been confirmed infected with the disease in 2022 – Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will be back to the Aussie Jungle for the upcoming series.

It comes after the show had been filmed at Gwrych Castle in North Wales for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic.

However, new production images of the team setting up in Australia reveal buildings being erected in preparation for the first Bushtucker Trial.

A source told The Sun: "I'm A Celebrity's return to Oz was so important to ITV and was something fans of the show were hugely excited for. Another infectious disease is really the last thing ITV needs."

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Another photo showed the infamous bridge between camp and the main studio, where Ant and Dec host every night for three weeks, already up and running.

Another snap reveals a massive swimming pool filled with dirty water and ropes attached to several trees above ahead of a bush-tucker trial.

It's unsure which lucky celebrities will be jetting off to Australia to partake in the 2022 series, but there's been plenty of speculation.

The likes of Danny Dyer, Tom Daley and Peter Crouch are all on the list, but no one has been confirmed as of yet.

The jungle-themed show is set to start on October 30, according to insiders.

The expected start date is reportedly earlier than usual as the series has been brought forward so that it doesn't clash with the 2022 football World Cup.

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