I’m a Celebrity: Should unvaccinated stars be allowed? Experts consider

I Am A Celebrity has overcome all the obstacles this year (Image: Rex Features)

I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! fought against every hardship of the Covid pandemic and even a hurricane to bring us entertainment every night.

This year’s lineup features a host of famous and beloved faces from Richard Madeley to Dame Arlene Phillips and Frankie Bridge – even Naughty Boy has become a favorite with some audiences after a rough start. towel.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the team behind one of ITV’s biggest reality shows have battled to keep this year’s series afloat while overcoming obstacles.

I’m a celebrity forced shutdown over three nights as Cyclone Arwen caused extensive damage to the areas surrounding the Welsh castle and the show’s production hub.

Manufacturers are also forced to make decisions not allow Madeley to return to camp after he accidentally burst the Covid bubble by visiting the hospital after being sick. Many viewers felt that if Madeley had been stabbed twice – it was him, as well as given the boosters – and had been tested daily, he might have been able to return to camp.

However, is that enough? And does it allow unvaccinated celebrities to participate if they haven’t already?

Health experts recommend sleeping separately is wise to keep Covid transmission rates low (Image: ITV)

When approached for comment, an ITV spokesperson said they would not disclose the contestants’ health or medical history, so it is unclear whether being stabbed twice is a requirement for the contestants to star join the series this year or not.

Sharing their medical views on Covid safety measures in the camp, Abbas Kanani, Medical Advisor and Director Pharmacist at Chemist Click told Metro.co.uk: ‘These TV shows are required to ensure that all contestants and staff take the test on a daily, regular basis.

‘These tests should be performed by a medical professional to make sure they are done properly and also to make sure each candidate is taking the test to avoid the possibility of spreading the virus. ”

ITV has so far done an excellent job in keeping the Covid camp safe, as evidenced by Madeley’s departure from the series after leaving the bubble.

Dr Kanani strongly opposes unvaccinated stars participating in the show and continues: ‘The Covid bubble will help reduce the risk of someone catching the virus, however as we have seen many times on the shows Hey, some people don’t stick to the rules and it just needs to contact someone outside the bubble to contract Covid.

Richard was forced to drop the series after leaving camp to go to the hospital (Image; ITV/REX)

‘If a contestant on the show is not vaccinated, for whatever reason they should not participate as this poses not only a risk to themselves but also to their teammates.

‘If unvaccinated contestants are allowed to return to camp, then strict safety procedures are required to ensure they do not pose a danger to other campmates. Regular inspection and keeping them in a separate camp would be best, while giving them separate food, kitchen utensils and toilets. ‘

However, Dr. Natalie Kenny, CEO, BioGrad Diagnostics countered, saying: ‘Personally, as a medical professional, we recommend everyone get vaccinated; However, everyone has the right to choose and we need to respect that.

‘If everyone is checking every day and if there’s no Covid coming in and out of the camp, then I see no problem with letting new contestants whether they’re vaccinated or unvaccinated into the camp and the bubbles continue. follow.’

Dr Kenny notes that not all celebrities can get vaccinated and so it’s important that ‘we don’t discriminate against those who are unfit for health and other reasons’ .

The expert continued: ‘Regular PCR testing, which is the gold standard in our industry, is key to providing a safe camp, and from the research we’ve done personally in the community recently, Our batch test showed a sixfold increase in the number of positives, compared with lateral flow.

‘Regular checks and maintenance of bubbles are key for celebrities to stay safe, with mask wearing and social distancing for the camera crew and staff also important to keep people safe. be negative. ”

I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! will be back at 9pm tonight on ITV.

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