I’m A Celebrity’s Declan Donnelly was just ‘yards away’ from a nasty bite from a venomous snake as he enjoyed a beach day with family.
The presenter – one half of famous duo Ant and Dec – has landed in Australia, ready to start filming for the latest series of the jungle reality show, which restarts on November 19.
But when Dec spent time with his children Jack and Isla at his favorite spot Cabarita Beach, he was much closer to danger than he thought.
In an incident eerily reminiscent of an I’m A Celebrity trial, Dec narrowly managed to avoid a number of dangerous reptiles during his visit.
Large signs were seen on the beach reading: ‘WARNING: A large brown snake has been seen crossing here’ The sun reported.
Clean shaven: I’m A Celebrity’s Declan Donnelly was just ‘yards away’ from a nasty bite from a venomous snake as he enjoyed a beach day with family
Scary: the eastern brown snake is one of Australia’s most venomous snakes, according to Australia Geographic (archive photo)
Even one sighting can alert a community to the danger of the snakes, also known as Pseudonaja Textilis.
According to Australia Geographic, the eastern brown snake is one of Australia’s most venomous snakes.
Some can grow up to two meters in length and even one bite can cause paralysis.
In addition, the snakes cause one to two deaths every year, although anti-venom drugs are very advanced.
Medical attention should be sought immediately after contact with the poison as a severe headache may occur within 15 minutes.
Due to its brown color it can often walk around unnoticed.
The snake makes its home throughout eastern Australia, from North Queensland to South Australia, but not in Tasmania.
Not long to go! As the show draws closer, Ant, 47, revealed how excited he is to be reunited with his right-hand man Declan Donnelly, 48
Touch down: Dec has also been spotted in Australia with his wife Ali Astall as he prepares for the new series
It comes after Ant McPartlin teased new series I’m A Celeb has an ‘incredible’ cast as he touched down in Australia on Saturday.
Speak with The mirror, Ant said: ‘I can’t wait for the show to start, it’s an incredible cast. It will be nice to be reunited with Dec and it will be nice to see him.
‘It will be nice to be reunited with him, he has had a family holiday. It will be fun to see his tan lines. We run to each other on the beach with open arms.
‘I loved last year’s series and with this year’s series the cast is becoming very strong in my opinion. Very strong.’
The mysterious celebrity campmates have also started landing Down Under ahead of the series’ 2023 launch date on Sunday, November 19 – with Nigel Farage seemingly the first to confirm his entry into the jungle.
Controversial: One of the most controversial contract rumors involves former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who is said to have agreed to take part after previously declining several times (pictured in March)