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Grace Dent spotted arriving back in UK after sudden I’m A Celebrity departure

Grace Dent spotted arriving back in UK after sudden I’m A Celebrity departure

Grace Dent quit I'm A Celeb after just over a week in the jungle.

Grace Dent was spotted arriving back in UK after her sudden I’m A Celebrity departure.

On Monday (27 November), we found out that the food critic and broadcaster decided to quit I'm A Celeb on medical grounds.

For just over a week, she joined camp with her fellow celebs, including Jamie Lynn Spears, Josie Gibson, Nigel Farage and Fred Sirieix.

The MasterChef star, 50, called her departure 'one of the saddest things in my life'.

Her statement said: “My dear campmates, I’m so sorry to let you down.

“I have left the camp for medical reasons.

“My heart is broken, I have loved and enjoyed getting to know you all.

“You’ve held me up and it’s been a pleasure being your friend through this experience.

“Leaving you all at this stage will be one of the saddest things in my life. I love you all. Your friend, Miss Grace Dent.”

The restaurant critic was pictured on Tuesday morning (28 November) as she arrived in London.
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Viewers of the show said Dent looked 'sick' and 'deflated' before her departure was announced.

A spokesperson told LADbible: "Unfortunately Grace Dent has left the show on medical grounds.

"She has been a great campmate and will be missed by her fellow celebrities and viewers alike.”

Fans issued their concerns about how quiet the star was in camp.

Taking to X (Twitter), one viewer said: "Grace looks so sick on #ImACeleb @imacelebrity I hope she’s ok.”

Grace Dent was spotted arriving back in UK after her sudden I’m A Celebrity departure.
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Another said: "Is Grace ok?? Think she needs checking on she looks so deflated #ImACeleb.”

A third wrote: “Someone should check Grace's pulse. That girl does not look well. #ImACeleb.”

The restaurant critic was pictured on Tuesday morning (28 November) as she arrived in London, wearing a black turtleneck jumper, jeans and her signature black-framed glasses.

She was seen walking through Heathrow Airport in the afternoon.

On Monday (27 November) we found out that the food critic and broadcaster decided to quit I'm A Celeb on medical grounds.
PA

For those who are wondering, there is reportedly a pay-rule for contestants who leave the show early.

According to the Mirror, contestants must stay in the jungle for at least 72-hours to be given their fee in full, and if someone leaves before that point then their pay cheque will be cut.

With Dent lasting a week in the jungle, it appears that she would be entitled to the full fee - but the rule was seen in action back in 2014 when The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins quit the show early after only three days in the jungle.

Collins was rumoured to have been offered £100,000 for her stint in the jungle, but a representative for the star later revealed that she wasn’t given her full fee.

At the time, her rep confirmed: "I can confirm that the £4,800 fee was the full and final fee that Gemma received for her participation in last year's I'm A Celebrity.

“The show is three weeks long and Gemma was in Australia for five days, therefore she will receive a percentage based on that.”

The star opted to donate the money in full to Save The Children.

LADbible has contacted ITV for comment.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/PA

Topics: Celebrity, Im A Celebrity, TV and Film, Money, Australia