04/11/2015 06:40 GMT | Updated 04/11/2015 08:59 GMT

'I'm A Celebrity' 2015: Airport Strike 'Poses Chaos' For ITV Bosses, Ahead Of Contestants' Arrival In Australia

‘I’m A Celebrity’ producers have got a major headache in store, before the brand new series kicks off in just under two weeks’ time.

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Airport workers in Australia have announced that they’re going on strike next week, in international airports all over the country, which will bring terminals all over the country to a standstill on 9 November.

The 24-hour strike has arisen over a pay dispute, and is thought to cause “huge disruptions” for those hoping to travel in and out of Australia around that time - which, annoyingly for ‘I’m A Celeb’ bosses, also includes this year’s famous contestants.

Ant and Dec return for 'I'm A Celeb' later this month

The strike falls exactly when the stars are expected to be heading Down Under, which will make things difficult for producers.

An insider tells The Sun: “There are set to be huge delays and chaos in the airports the same day that a couple of celebrities are due to arrive.”


This isn’t the first snag to hit the upcoming series of ‘I’m A Celebrity, as reports earlier this week suggested that one of this year’s contestants has been denied a spot on the line-up, after failing the necessary psychological tests.

‘The Only Way Is Essex’ cast member Chloe Sims had been hoping to follow in the footsteps of her former co-stars Mark Wright and Joey Essex (but probably not Gemma Collins…) by branching out to ‘I’m A Celeb’, but bosses reportedly had to turn her down, after declaring “it was not right to put her through [the experience]”.

Ant and Dec will be hosting this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity’ launch on 15 November on ITV.

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