I’m a Celebrity… drew to a detailed on a Sunday, with Danny Miller being topped the primary King of the Fort.
Nonetheless, as a lot as we love seeing our celebrities battle it out for grub for themselves and their campmates, the collection has been a magnet for controversy with regard to animal welfare.
A number of bugs, bugs and creepy crawlies are used within the Bushtucker Trials, whereas celebrities are additionally requested to eat disgusting offcuts reminiscent of cow’s vaginas or sheep penis.
The RSPCA are actually claiming that Ofcom has acquired 12,000 complaints after they’ve been vigorously campaigning towards the difficulty.
In a statement, Dr Ros Clubb, from the RSPCA’s wildlife division, stated: “We’re overwhelmed by the response from the general public to our marketing campaign towards the usage of reside animals within the I’m a Celeb present.
“Greater than 12,000 have already written to Ofcom to precise concern – with the response from the general public even stronger than final 12 months, when the programme was filmed in North Wales for the primary time.”
The RSPCA added: “Animals like rats, lizards and snakes are more likely to have been topic to emphasize whereas being surrounded by screaming, panicked celebrities in small, confined areas as a part of trials.
“Completely different species of animal – reminiscent of snakes and rats – have been positioned in shut proximity throughout trials, probably inflicting vital stress to each species. Animals have additionally been dealt with inappropriately by contestants.”
The RSPCA is now urging for I’m a Superstar to “replace, re-think and modernise” to cease the pointless hurt of animals.
A spokesperson from ITV has responded: “The crew at I’m A Superstar have a few years of expertise in producing the present and have rigorous protocols in place to make sure that animals are dealt with safely earlier than, throughout, and after filming, in compliance with animal welfare regulation.
“Welfare and security is at all times our major precedence.”
They’ve additionally pointed in the direction of their animal welfare procedures, which could be discovered here.
Tyla has contacted Ofcom for remark.