I’m A Celebrity bosses threatened to quit iconic jungle site after being fined £100,000
The show’s location is almost as famous as its hosts – but it almost came crashing down for the production when they were fined for noise pollution. I’m a Celebrity almost lost their iconic jungle setting when the local council fined them £100,000 for noise pollution due to the constant rumbling of big trucks on set. The locals of Murwillumbah in New South Wales complained about the consistent noise that came from the huge operation for the annual reality TV show.
TV bosses agreed to reduce vehicle movements around town in accordance with local council wishes, but over the last year, they’ve allegedly broken the agreement 36 times, leading to the £100k fine.. However, I’m A Celeb producers argued the case and threatened to pull the entire show from the area, leading Tweed Shire Council – on the Gold Coast – to reduce the penalty to £3,000.
Tweed Shire’s deputy mayor Chris Cherry said the town conceded because they didn’t want to lose income for local businesses.. Meanwhile, while we’re still waiting on an official start date for the Aussie jungle shenanigans, the rumour mill is still whirring about who could be headed Down Under.. X Factor finalist Fleur East has reportedly signed up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here 2018 .
The singer has also scored herself a new record deal and hopes to use the jungle to re-launch her music career, according to The Sun .
“Fleur has been working hard on new music for two years and it’s finally all coming together,” a source said.. “She has been putting the finishing touches to a collection of songs and been working with song-writer Kamille, who has worked on Little Mix’s new music.
“She wants to release her new single when the show finishes ahead of a major comeback next year.”. After placing as runner-up in the 2014 series of X Factor , she reached number three in the charts with her single Sax in 2015, and number 14 with her album Love, Sax and Flashbacks.. But the 30-year-old is said to have been dropped by Simon Cowell’s label Syco in October 2017.