Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, the popular hosts of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, have been placed on high alert after a deadly snake was spotted near their accommodations in Australia. The snake, believed to be an Eastern brown snake, was seen at Kingscliff beach in New South Wales. Show insiders have warned the hosts to be vigilant as brown snakes are known for their aggression and venomous bites.
According to reports, Eastern brown snakes cause more deaths in Australia each year than any other group of snakes. Their venom is considered the second most toxic of any snake in the world. When disturbed, these snakes adopt an ‘S’ shape with their mouths wide open, ready to strike. The venom of an Eastern brown snake can cause paralysis and prevent blood from clotting, potentially requiring multiple doses of anti-venom to counteract. It is a highly dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.
Although Ant and Dec are no strangers to encounters with snakes during the show’s notorious bush tucker trials, where the snakes used are not harmful to humans, the presence of a deadly snake near their living quarters has heightened concerns. In 2017, a venomous brown tree snake was even found climbing along the drawbridge where Ant and Dec walk daily.
As the new season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is just days away from returning to air, the hosts have expressed their excitement about the incredible cast. Ant, who is returning to his hosting gig after a hiatus, announced that he can’t wait for the show to begin and to be reunited with Dec.
While snake sightings are not uncommon in Australia, the proximity of the Eastern brown snake to Ant and Dec’s location has raised concerns. The hosts will have to be extra cautious during their time on the beach and in the surrounding area. Australian authorities have warned that brown snakes are not to be messed with, emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance.
As the popular TV duo prepares to entertain viewers with their witty banter and fearless challenges, they must also be mindful of the potential dangers lurking nearby. Fans will undoubtedly be on the edge of their seats, eager to see how Ant and Dec navigate the Australian wilderness while keeping a lookout for deadly snakes.