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Olivia Attwood forced to quit I’m A Celebrity after just 24 hours

Jake Massey

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Olivia Attwood forced to quit I’m A Celebrity after just 24 hours

Olivia Attwood has been forced to leave I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after just 24 hours.


The Love Island star has been forced to withdraw on medical grounds.

A 'show insider' told the The Sun: "Olivia was involved in a medical drama overnight.


"She really want to go back into the camp but medics won't let her."

Now, ITV has confirmed that Attwood has left the camp following medical checks.

A show spokesman told LADbible: "As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.

"Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation.


"She has been absolutely brilliant and she'll be very much missed on the show."

LADbible has contacted Attwood's reps for comment.

Her stay in the jungle has been cut short. Credit: ITV
Her stay in the jungle has been cut short. Credit: ITV

Fear not though guys, for while Olivia may be gone, we've still got Matty Hancock to come.


The former health secretary turned aspiring kangaroo-c**k-gobbler will be a controversial late entrant to the reality TV show, with more than 42,000 people signing a petition calling for ITV to reverse its decision to bring him on to the show.

The scathing petition - set up by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice - reads: "Matt Hancock isn't a 'celebrity', he's the health secretary who oversaw the UK having one of the highest death tolls in the world from Covid-19 whilst breaking his own lockdown rules.

"The fact that he is trying to cash in on his terrible legacy, rather than showing some humility or seeking to reflect on the appalling consequences of his time in Government says it all about the sort of his person he is.

"Families were ripped apart by Matt Hancock's actions, and turning on the TV to see him being paraded around as a joke is sickening.


"If he had any respect for families who lost loved ones to Covid-19, he would be sharing his private emails with the Covid Inquiry, not eating bugs on TV."

Writing for The Sun, Hancock defended his decision, saying: "While there will undoubtedly be those who think I shouldn't go, I think it's a great opportunity to talk directly to people who aren't always interested in politics, even if they care very much about how our country's run.

"It's our job as politicians to go to where the people are — not to sit in ivory towers in Westminster."

Hancock is set to enter the jungle. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Hancock is set to enter the jungle. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Hancock's time as health secretary was marred with controversies.

These included delaying the first lockdown until after Cheltenham Festival, the questionable awarding of contracts regarding PPE, and the massively expensive contact tracing system that was broadly unfit for purpose.

It then turned out that Hancock had allegedly been cheating on his wife with an aide, who was also married, named Gina Coladangelo, simultaneously breaking his own lockdown rules in the process.

That meant that the 44-year-old had to resign as health secretary, though he remained as an MP.

But he's since been suspended by the Conservative Party after announcing that he was going on the ITV show.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Im A Celebrity

Jake Massey
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