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Richard Madeley Leaves I'm A Celebrity After Being Admitted To Hospital

Jake Massey

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Richard Madeley Leaves I'm A Celebrity After Being Admitted To Hospital

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Richard Madeley has been forced to pull out of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! after being admitted to hospital.

The TV presenter felt unwell during the early hours of the morning and left the camp, meaning he is now unable to return due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Madeley's time on the show is up. Credit: ITV
Madeley's time on the show is up. Credit: ITV

In a statement, he said: "Hello all!

"Richard here - firstly just to say that I'm absolutely FINE. I started to feel briefly unwell in the small hours of the morning and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

"By leaving the camp, I had consequently broken the Covid 'bubble' and as such I've had to leave the castle and all the wonderful celebs that remain in the camp.

"Obviously I'm gutted to be leaving so soon but the safety of all the campmates is the number one priority. I'm incredibly excited to watch their journey continue...even more so at the prospect of being somewhere a little warmer than Gwrych Castle.

"Thank you to everyone who supported me on my brief but completely unforgettable adventure - I've made some great friends and honestly had the time of my life."

An ITV spokesperson said in a statement: "Our strict Covid protocols means Richard has sadly had to leave the show as he is no longer in the bubble the celebrities form when entering the castle.

"He has been a truly brilliant campmate and we thank him for being part of this series."

The 65-year-old had previously taken part in the show's Kitchen Nightmares trial, and prior to taking on the challenge, he seemed well up for it.

He said: "I really hope I do get voted for the trials.

"The thing about this programme is you mustn't go in to it if you take yourself remotely seriously.

"I don't and I am thoroughly looking forward to being covered in god knows what.

"You have to be prepared for people to laugh and I see this as a bloody great romp of fun."

For those unaware, Madeley is known for presenting Good Morning Britain, This Morning and chat show Richard & Judy.

He also hosted ITV series Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway and has stood in on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show for BBC Radio 2.

This year's celebrity line-up features singer Frankie Bridge, broadcaster and ex-BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin, Olympic Gold Medallist Matty Lee, Radio 1Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy, choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips, music producer Naughty Boy, Paralympic Gold Medallist Kadeena Cox, football legend David Ginola and Emmerdale star Danny Miller.

Jake Massey
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