Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has addressed the I’m A Movie star animal row, saying that he ‘could be involved’ if non-native bugs are being launched into the nation.
The Guardian reported that the present had doubtlessly breached the Wildlife and Countryside Act if it didn’t get a licence for the discharge of the bugs.
Mr Drakeford instructed BBC Breakfast: ‘We labored rigorously with the manufacturing firm to make it possible for all the principles are being noticed.
‘If there have been some infringements then it’s proper that they’re investigated.
‘We’d be involved about non-native species being launched.’
Shane was coated in spiders for one latest trial (Image: ITV/REX)
He added that ‘viewers may have seen the tales from Denmark lately about mink and coronavirus crossing species.
‘We wouldn’t need to see non-native species being launched right here in Wales due to the dangers that that might pose to the well being of different wildlife however doubtlessly, as within the Danish state of affairs, the chance to human well being as nicely.’
However, he talked about that the sequence has ‘introduced the eyes of individuals outdoors Wales to Wales’.
An I’m A Movie star spokesperson mentioned the entire bugs used in the course of the sequence are ‘non-invasive species’.
Mr Drakeford weighed in (Image: BBC Breakfast)
‘They’re solely ever launched in a contained space and picked up instantly after filming,’ they continued.
‘The bugs are UK-bred and are commercially bought within the UK for birds and unique animal feed for pets and zoo keepers in regular circumstances.
‘Our bugs have been donated to native wildlife sanctuaries, trusts and zoos for his or her unique animal and fowl feed after filming.’
The sequence has taken to Gwrych Citadel in Wales for the primary time (Image: Getty)
A spokesperson for north Wales police added: ‘The matter is being investigated by officers from our rural crime group.’
This yr’s sequence, hosted by Ant and Dec, is being filmed at Gwrych Castle in Wales moderately than within the jungle in Australia for the primary time, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
As all the time, viewers have watched on because the celebrities are coated in bugs, snakes and rats to finish the Bushtucker Trials.
Most lately, Shane Richie got involved in a trial, which noticed him having to crawl round amid 200 spiders to retrieve 12 stars for camp.
I’m A Movie star continues tonight at 9pm on ITV, whereas BBC Breakfast airs day by day at 6am.
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