The stars of this year’s I’m A Celebrity narrowly avoided a run-in with a deadly dragon that sauntered into camp looking for a meal.
The show’s doctor, Medic Bob, revealed that he “watched” as a huge goanna – a monitor lizard that is related to the komodo dragon – stumbled across the ITV set.
Goannas look like a crocodile, can grow up to three metres in length and have a bite that can kill a human.
Luckily for the campmates, they were off doing Sunday night’s Love Island-themed live task.
Bob told The Sun: “There’s a lot of them in that area. He came round and sniffed around all their bags and food and we just watched him wander through.”
If you get bitten by a goanna in this country, you’ll need a tetanus shot and antibiotics – but you could die.
He also revealed they have “really big claws, saw-like teeth and bacteria in their mouth”, which makes them “so dangerous”.
Bob said if you get bitten by a komodo “you’ll die” unless you seek help – and the same could happen with the goanna.
“If you get bitten by a goanna in this country, you’ll need a tetanus shot and antibiotics – but you could die,” he said.
The dragon is thought to have made its way into camp using the series of bridges built by the I’m A Celeb crew.
“They like to use their tail to whip,” Bob warned. “They can literally take the skin off you with their tail. They’re quite prehistoric.”
Last night’s show saw campmate Andrew Maxwell almost attacked by a crocodile as he took part in the latest Bushtucker Trial.
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