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I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! camp invaded by deadly spiders

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I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! camp invaded by deadly spiders

The 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' jungle has been put on "lockdown" after eight deadly spiders and a poisonous snake were found lurking in the camp.

The 10 famous faces - including Carol Vorderman, Larry Lamb, Lisa Snowdon and Adam Thomas - only entered into the jungle in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia, a few days ago, but fears for their safety have already been heightened as a number of funnel-webs, the world's deadliest spider, and a brown snake, the world's second most venomous land snake, were discovered in a camera hide.

The show's doctor Bob told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "In Australia we have the world's most dangerous spider which is the funnel web. In fact this year in one of the camera hides we found eight. That's the most we've ever found in one day."

However, although security around the base has been kicked up a notch since the eight-legged creatures were found, medic Bob isn't overly worried about the spiders as he has anti-venom on hand in case any of the stars do get bitten by them.

He explained: "There is an anti-venom and of course none of the celebs have ever been bitten by them - a couple of crew have been bitten in the past."

Although he wasn't surprised to find the funnel-webs, which have fangs large and powerful enough to pierce fingernails and soft shoes, Bob was shocked to find the brown snake, which are highly active during the day, in the nearby helipad.

He explained: "Normally we don't get these - we haven't had one for 15 years. They prefer open paddocks. And ours is a rainforest. Well last week we found one in the top helipad. They are very vicious snakes."