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What qualifies leaving I'm A Celeb on 'medical grounds' as Jamie Lynn is second to quit this series

What qualifies leaving I'm A Celeb on 'medical grounds' as Jamie Lynn is second to quit this series

Both Jamie Lynn Spears and Grace Dent have left this year's series so far

I’m A Celeb might have only been on for a week and a half, but a second celebrity has already left early.

It was recently announced that Jamie Lynn Spears has exited the ITV jungle on ‘medical grounds’.

And the departure of Britney Spears’ little sis comes only a few days after Masterchef star Grace Dent also left for ‘medical reasons’.

But with two celebs already out, campmate Nella Rose paying a visit to the medics and Nigel Farage also being exempt from some trials – what actually qualifies as these mysterious ‘medical grounds’?

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! viewers are pretty stumped over it anyway, as they write on X: “Grace Dent... quits... medical grounds. Jamie-Lynn Spears... quits... medical grounds. Nella Rose... exempt from trials... medical grounds. Sense a bit of a theme going on here.”

Another put: “I might just start walking out of work halfway through a shift saying I’m leaving on medical grounds,” as one simply asked: “Why is every1 leaving I’m A Celeb on medical grounds?”

Jamie Lynn Spears has quit I'm a Celeb.
ITV

Ok, ‘everyone’ is clearly a bit of a stretch as most of the celebs still remain in there, but it is two losses pretty early in.

It’s not odd for stars to be ruled out of trials on medical grounds and other celebs have had to leave the jungle because of it before.

Celebrities can qualify as exempt for many reasons, including dehydration, allergies, or high blood pressure.

Fans of the show will know it’s pretty common, like when Rebekah Vardy couldn’t do any ‘fish-based’ activities back in 2017, because of her shellfish allergy.

Farage is exempt from some trials this year because of previous injuries.

He told The Sun before heading into camp: “Well, anything involving weightlifting, I'd be out because I've obviously had some quite serious physical injuries and neck reconstructions and goodness knows what else.

Grace Dent recently left the show on medical grounds.
ITV

"So they are fully aware that I'm a little bit damaged when it comes to bodily structure. But having said that, I can still do most things.”

Part of those ‘serious physical injuries’ comes from a PR stunt gone wrong when a UKIP-banner-towing aircraft crashed.

Olivia Attwood left I’m A Celeb after just 24 hours last year and explained on Jaime Laing's Private Parts podcast that there are ‘routine medicals every few days’.

"They do them on site with the paramedics, and big hospitals would say [their measurements are] a guideline,” she explained.

“We’d had a really long day and I’m always on the lower end of blood pressure because I’m tall and slim, and they just did all these tests late one evening, and they were like 'Everything is really low.'"

After being given the all clear at hospital, the insurers weren’t willing to cover her stint on the show.

She added: “The hospitals sometime say, 'Take it with a pinch of salt'. And the insurance said 'no' because if she collapses… So it was basically red tape."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Celebrity, ITV, Im A Celebrity, TV and Film, Health