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Wales Police have issued ‘proper advice’ to the producers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after receiving complaints about non-native insects that might escape.

However, officers said they would no longer investigate the matter.

North Wales Police released a statement to Sky News after the hit ITV show was forced to defend its handling of bugs on set.

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Competitors were covered with insects during challenges

A spokesperson said: ‘North Wales Police and Natural Resources Wales have received information regarding the potential release of non-native species in’ non-studio ‘areas, and we have given appropriate advice to them. production team regarding their management and biosecurity.

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The show uses a grid system to allow for the collection of bugs after filming, and the show’s contestants also rock out on a grid after practice.

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Earlier Wednesday, a spokesperson for the show told Sky News that all insects used in the bush trials were “non-invasive” and only released in a confined area.

“All of the bugs used on I’m A Celebrity are non-invasive,” the spokesperson said. “They are only released in a confined area and picked up immediately after filming.

“The insects are bred in the UK and are bought commercially in the UK for birds and exotic feed for pets and zookeepers under normal circumstances.

“Our insects were donated to local wildlife sanctuaries, trusts and zoos for their food for exotic animals and birds after filming. ”

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Welsh naturalist and BBC Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams criticized the show for its use of animals in trials.

In a tweet last week, he said: “Besides the moral issue of using wild animals for entertainment, there are surely huge ecological issues here too. ”

The RSPCA called for the series “to be a very entertaining show without the use of animals” and encouraged viewers to contact Ofcom in a post on Instagram.

Celebrities like athlete Sir Mo Farah, Coronation Street star Beverley Callard, EastEnders actor Shane Richie and TV presenter Vernon Kay are among the competing stars in this series of the show, which has been running for 18 years old.

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