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I’m A Celebrity make-up artist accused of sending thousands of Australians into lockdown

An I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Australia has been placed under lockdown by a crew member.

After flying to Australia to film the Australian version, the television worker tested positive to coronavirus.

The 31-year old make-up artist flew from Sydney to Ballina, New South Wales to film the Australian version of the show.

According to ABC News, the crew member had an exemption that permitted her to travel for work-related purposes only.

The woman, who has not been identified by ABC News, went to several locations in the state this weekend. She visited Kingscliff and Byron Bay restaurants and shops without using her QR code.



According to ABC News the crew member had an exemption that permitted her to travel for work-related purposes only
According to ABC News the crew member had an exemption that permitted her to travel for work-related purposes only

She then later on tested positive for Covid which then triggered a seven-day lockdown of the wider Tweed and Byron Shires, with 135,000 people then forced to live under stringent curbs.

Queensland’s border was also closed to affected areas.

ITV, which produces I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here has stated that all close contacts of the crew member were isolated immediately and tested. All rapid and PCR test results taken by crew members have returned a negative.



The UK series of I'm a Celeb will return to the Welsh castle
The UK series of I’m a Celeb will return to the Welsh castle

A spokesperson said: “As has been reported, an I’m A Celebrity crew member tested positive for Covid-19.

“ITV are disappointed and sympathetic to the impact this has had on the region. “

The woman who tested positive has now been charged with breaches of public health orders and police have said that her activities in Byron Bay and Kingscliff had breached the conditions of her work travel exemption.



The Australian version of the show is usually filmed in South Africa but due to Covid reasons it stayed in Australia
The Australian version of the show is usually filmed in South Africa but due to Covid reasons it stayed in Australia

Sydney is also still under lockdown so people have to stay at home unless leaving for work reasons.

There are now questions about whether or not the show can be filmed.

The Australian version is usually shot in South Africa. However, Covid reasons meant that it was filmed in Australia.

Due to coronavirus reasons, the UK’s version will continue and will be filmed at the Welsh castle for the second consecutive year.

The celebrity lineup has yet to be revealed.

I'm A Celebrity make-up artist accused of sending thousands of Australians into lockdown
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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