I'm A Celeb is making a big change to this year's Bushtucker Trials 2 months ago

I'm A Celeb is making a big change to this year's Bushtucker Trials

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is making a big change to the Bushtucker Trials this year.

There's less than 24 hours to go until the first episode of I'm A Celeb 2019 kicks off.

However, an insider told The Sun that there's going to be a big change when this year's trials begin: the campmates won't be eating live critters for the first time in the show's 17 year history.

“Producers have been debating the use of live critters in the eating tasks for some time," they explained. “Last year only beach worms were fed to the celebrities still alive but now there’s a total ban. The increased sensitivity around the subject has become too hard to ignore.”

The publication report the show will still feature live insects in the non-eating challenges, including ones where the campmates are covered in critters.

Another big change coming this season will see the campmates' traditional fire replaced.

According to The Mirror, the decision was made due to the bush fires in New South Wales.

“In light of the current situation in Australia, I'm A Celebrity will not feature an open camp fire," an ITV spokesperson said. "Instead, campmates will cook their food and boil their water on a specially made gas stove.”