I’m A Celebrity begins preparations for the Cyclone course a day before Storm Barra is due to hit

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‘Explosive’ Storm Barra is set to hit on Tuesday, bringing up to four inches of snow, 70mph winds and driving rain. 

And on Monday, I’m A Celebrity began preparations for the Cyclone course, a day before the next extreme weather is due to descend upon Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales, following Storm Arwen.

The famous aqua challenge sees the four finalists dress as superheroes and try to make their way up a giant water slide whilst being hosed down and pelted with obstacles.

Forging ahead: On Monday, I’m A Celebrity began preparations for the Cyclone course, a day before Storm Barra is due to hit Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales

Storm Arwen resulted in the celebrities being evacuated from the castle 10 days ago, and forced the ITV show off air last weekend, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, much to fury of viewers at home.

The extreme weather in Wales caused technical damage on set and meant the celebrities had to be removed from their camp and returned to quarantine. 

And just days after moving back into Gwrych Castle, Storm Barra now threatens to bring further disruption as it moves in from the west on Tuesday. 

Despite the weather warnings, I’m A Celebrity bosses are pushing ahead with the temporary build for the Cyclone challenge, with photographs showing that construction is well underway. 

MailOnline has contacted I’m a Celebrity for comment. 

Up for it! Frankie Bridge has previously noted her desire to take part in the Cyclone Challenge

Up for it! Frankie Bridge has previously noted her desire to take part in the Cyclone Challenge

It's happening! Despite the weather warnings, I'm A Celebrity bosses are pushing ahead with the temporary build for the Cyclone challenge

It’s happening! Despite the weather warnings, I’m A Celebrity bosses are pushing ahead with the temporary build for the Cyclone challenge

The build is underway: Photographs show that construction is well underway

Temporary set-up: Tarpaulin covered makeshift buildings kept crew dry between construction

The build is underway: Photographs show that construction is well underway

Bringing in the power: Vans were seen driving in huge units to help with the Cyclone challenge

Bringing in the power: Vans were seen driving in huge units to help with the Cyclone challenge

Open to the elements: The outdoor Cyclone challenge is being set up in front of the castle

Open to the elements: The outdoor Cyclone challenge is being set up in front of the castle

Northern Power Grid has handed out survival packs to homes affected in the north east of England, consisting of a small blanket, hot water bottle, mug, pair of socks, glove and hat.

As of Monday, there were still 1,600 homes without electricity, the ENA said, while Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said power had been restored to all 135,000 of its affected customers by Sunday evening. 

Storm Barra will hit on Tuesday, following on from wet and windy weather on Sunday night and throughout Monday, the Met Office said. 

While the west of Ireland will receive the worst of the storm, yellow wind weather warnings are in place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Yellow snow warnings are also in place in southern and western Scotland. 

Temporary shelter: A blue angular temporary unit was erected alongside the castle

Temporary shelter: A blue angular temporary unit was erected alongside the castle

Action stations: It was all go on Monday, with multiple vehicles arriving with supplies

Action stations: It was all go on Monday, with multiple vehicles arriving with supplies

Worrying: Storm Barra is set to hit on Tuesday, bringing up to four inches of snow, 70mph winds and driving rain

Worrying: Storm Barra is set to hit on Tuesday, bringing up to four inches of snow, 70mph winds and driving rain

The cyclone: Heavy duty elements were added to the Cyclone set-up to help keep everything in place adid weather warnings

The cyclone: Heavy duty elements were added to the Cyclone set-up to help keep everything in place adid weather warnings

Ahead of going into I’m A Celebrity, contestant Frankie Bridge admitted her main focus was to make it to the Cyclone Challenge.

Frankie’s husband, footballer Wayne Bridge, took part in I’m A Celebrity in 2016 and was the 8th campmate to be eliminated.

The Saturdays singer revealed that in preparation for her stint, he attempted to teach her how to light a fire, but ultimately was unsuccessful. 

She explained: ‘It’s so annoying because he did Australia and it’s a completely different kettle of fish.

‘He’s just said “enjoy it”. He loved it he’s wanted me to do it since he did it. I just wanna get to the cyclone because he didn’t get to do it!’ 

It's almost time! Only the final four stars in I'm A Celebrity get to compete in the Cyclone

It’s almost time! Only the final four stars in I’m A Celebrity get to compete in the Cyclone

Getting ready: Construction is well under way, just a day before Storm Barra is due to hit

Getting ready: Construction is well under way, just a day before Storm Barra is due to hit

Cyclone! The famous aqua challenge sees the four finalists dress as superheroes and try to make their way up a giant water slide whilst being hosed down and pelted with obstacles

Cyclone! The famous aqua challenge sees the four finalists dress as superheroes and try to make their way up a giant water slide whilst being hosed down and pelted with obstacles

On Sunday night, Arlene Phillips became the first star axed from the current series of I’m A Celebrity

And on Monday’s GMB, she revealed exactly what happened during the evacuation from Gwrych Castle due to Storm Arwen, which forced the ITV show off air for three days. 

The former Strictly judge also detailed the conditions during the unexpected isolation period, explaining that she and her fellow campmates weren’t allowed to have any contact with the outside world.

Arlene said: ‘We definitely didn’t get our phones back – I wish. The only thing we had to watch was Netflix. No news, no family contact, nothing. We spent a day in the castle.

‘We didn’t know where we were going to go what was going to happen. Then we were taken into separate houses. We were totally isolated. ‘It was very strange, because you’re out of the castle, but you’re in isolation.’ 

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