I’m A Celebrity accused of releasing foreign crayfish which could kill off species & destroy riverbanks in Wales

I’M A Celebrity has been accused of releasing a foreign crayfish which could kill off native species and destroy riverbanks in Wales.

Producers used Turkish crayfish to frighten celebs during filming at Gwrych Castle, prompting calls for a police investigation into ITV.

Conservationists say the crustaceans could have escaped and now be causing havoc.

Numbers of the British white-clawed crayfish are collapsing and it is feared the incomers could drive them to extinction.

BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham, 59, said: “These crayfish are important. They’re not there to be exploited.

“This is the last programme on TV where animals are abused for entertainment.

"North Wales police should open an investigation.” 

ITV was contacted for comment.

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