I'm A Celebrity in chaos as intruder sneaks onto set before being tackled by security

The I’m A Celebrity set delved into chaos this week after security guards were forced to tackle a suspicious intruder.

ITV security staff reportedly tackled the intruder to ground after they managed to escape through I’m A Celebrity’s extensive security system – which includes bulletproof detection robots.

The trespasser made their way onto the site, and were only discovered when they were mere metres away from the campsite and the celebrities.

After the invader got onto the grounds of the now famous Gwrych Castle, one eagle-eyed security guard acted quickly and stopped the individual from making their way into the campsite.

I'm A Celebrity in chaos as intruder sneaks onto set before being tackled by security
© ITV/REX/Shutterstock The intruder was mere metres away from the celebs

According to The Sun, the intruder failed to come contact with the celebrities or hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

However, they were within touching distance of the castle walls.

Luckily, they were caught just in time, and were sent on their way.

If the intruder did make it into the campsite and onto the set though, the entire ITV show would have been jeopardised amid rising Covid numbers.

Lifting the lid on the intrusion, an ITV spokesperson told The Mirror: “A security breach was identified and an intruder was removed from the location with immediate effect. The safety of both our celebrities and our production crew remains our primary concern.”

It comes after a source told The Sun: “The intruder in question has tried to break in earlier in the run but did not manage it.

“It was a close call but the quick-thinking security staff realised there had been a breach due to various pieces of kit they have set up – including the Armadillo systems – and he was thrown off site immediately.

“He was not far from getting into the actual castle itself, where the celebrities are. I’ve no idea what would have happened if that had been the case as it could have been a breach of the COVID bubble and could have put the whole show at risk. It’s a real headache for the security and crew.”

The chaotic ordeal occurred the same week as Richard Madeley’s shocking exit from the I’m A Celeb castle.

I'm A Celebrity in chaos as intruder sneaks onto set before being tackled by security
© ITV/REX/Shutterstock Richard was forced to quit the show after a hospital dash

The 65-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter was forced to pull out of the ITV show after just four days after he was rushed to hospital.

Richard felt ‘as fit as a fiddle’ before he took ‘a little turn’ during the night, and he was then rushed to hospital for tests.

Thankfully, the much-loved star is feeling better than ever now, but his untimely health turn means that he cannot return to the show under any circumstances.

If Richard was to make a comeback following his shock exit, he would be putting the entire campsite at risk if he were to carry Covid back in.

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