Dr Chris and Sarah Harris: Our big secret!

She could soon be joining him in the jungle.
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Production for the anticipated new season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! has kicked off, but sadly, a Queensland-sized problem is causing chaos.

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New Idea hears that more than 50 Queensland-based crew members were recently denied entry into NSW due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The incident is said to have caused “turmoil” due to a lack of essential staff able to bring the Murwillumbah set to life!

The drama doesn’t end there! Our insider says a handful of celebrities from Queensland and Victoria were also denied entry into the state.

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Beans and rice are calling the network favourites. (Credit: Ten)

Despite weeks of contract negotiations prior to being a campmate, some of the biggest names are now unable to join the show – hosted by household faves Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris.

“It’s utter chaos,” tells a source, who says frantic recasting is underway to ensure the show does go on.

“Some very big local names have had to pull out, who audiences would have loved and were picked specifically.”

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Sarah could soon be joining Dr Chris in the jungle! (Credit: Getty)

The unfortunate situation is said to have put pressure on casting directors, who are believed to be turning their attention to Network Ten’s stable of big names to fill the gaps!

In fact, the insider maintains Studio 10 host Sarah Harris is a “shoo- in” to join the show as a campmate next year.

“They’re now looking internally, and Sarah is a frontrunner,” dishes the source.

Network Ten presenters Angela Bishop, Jan Fran, Amanda Keller, Susie Youssef and Tony Armstrong are also at the top of casting directors’ minds for the series, which premieres in January.

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