Following Grace Dent's unexpected departure from the jungle, Olivia Attwood has revealed the I'm A Celeb protocol which can force campmates to leave early.
I'm A Celeb fans woke up yesterday morning (27 November) to the news that columnist and restaurant critic had quit the show on medical grounds.
A spokesperson for the ITV show 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.”
In an earlier episode, Grace had admitted: "I just want to go home,” while viewers were concerned about how quiet the star was in camp.
One viewer wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter): "Grace looks so sick on #ImACeleb @imacelebrity I hope she’s OK.”
Now, Love Island star and former campmate Olivia Attwood has spoken out about a health and safety protocol that can force campmates to leave the jungle.
Olivia signed up for the 2022 series of the reality show but was forced to cut her stay down under short due to medical reasons.
Speaking on Jaime Laing's Private Parts podcast, she explained: "It was basically a massive f*** up really. I was in there, I was fine, and they do routine medicals every few days.
"They do them on site with the paramedics, and big hospitals would say [their measurements are] a guideline."
The 32-year-old continued: "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'."
Olivia was whisked away to a nearby hospital for further tests and was given the all clear, but says insurers were unwilling to cover the star's stint on the show.
"The hospitals sometime say, 'Take it with a pinch of salt'," she said. "And the insurance said 'no' because if she collapses… So it was basically red tape."
Grace's early departure from the jungle has raised questions amongst viewers about whether or not she will be paid.
Each year, the celebrity campmates are given a fee for appearing on the show, with Nigel Farage reportedly being payed a whopping £1.5 million to take part this year.
But what happens if a star bows out before being voted off?
According to the Mirror, contestants must stay in the jungle for at least 72-hours to be given their fee in full, with their cheque being cut if they leave before that point.
Lasting a week in the jungle, it appears Grace will be paid in full for her appearance.Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Private Podcast/ITV