There are reports this morning that I’m A Celebrity is facing a police investigation over the shows use of non-native species.

The Guardian has reported that North Wales Police are investigating reports from members of the public who have shared their concerns by complaining that the species could threaten wildlife in the area around Gwrych Castle, near Abergele.

The RSPCA has called on I’m A Celebrity to be a “highly entertaining show without the use of animals” and encouraged viewers to contact Ofcom.

A spokesperson for I’m A Celebrity said: “All of the insects used on I’m A Celebrity are non-invasive species.

“They are only ever released in a contained area and collected immediately after filming.

“The bugs are UK-bred and are commercially purchased in the UK for birds and exotic animal feed for pets and zoo keepers in normal circumstances.

“Our insects have been donated to local wildlife sanctuaries, trusts and zoos for their exotic animal and bird feed after filming.”

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