Fears for reality stars as two murders committed near set

The drama on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here usually centres around Bushtucker Trials and skinny dipping, but something altogether more sinister has tainted this year's series.

Security on set in the jungle has had to be tightened after a reports of a murder just ten minutes from the camp.

Residents in the tiny town of Murwillumbah were left shocked when a 52-year-old woman was found dead in the street two weeks ago. The death is being treated as "suspicious" and the investigation continues, according to local police.

To make things even more worrying, this is the second unsolved murder to have been reported in the area in the last two months. Back in October, a local man aged 37 was murdered in Coomera, about an hour up the coast from the I'm A Celeb base. A police inquiry into his death is still ongoing.

The show's producers have reportedly brought in extra measures to protect the contestants and crew during filming of the show. "We have a security team on site. The safety and security of our celebrities and crew is of the utmost importance," said an ITV spokesman.

Contestants for this year's show, again presented by Ant and Dec, include Kendra Wilkinson, TV presenter Melanie Sykes, Irish model Nadia Forde, and rapper Tinchy Stryder.