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The 65-year-old was forced to quit the competition yesterday (25 November) after medics attended Gwrych Castle as the TV presenter fell ill.
An ITV spokesperson told LADbible: "Richard was unwell in the early hours and was immediately seen by our on-site medical team.
"He's since been taken to hospital as a precaution, the health and safety of our campmates is our priority."
The TV host went on to assure fans that he's 'absolutely fine'.
He wrote on Instagram: "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."
The Sun reports that Madeley will still be paid a whopping £200,000 for his short stint on the show.
According to the outlet, because the star left for medical reasons, he is likely to keep the fee.
Following Richard's departure, an ITV spokesperson spokesperson: "Our strict Covid protocols means Richard has sadly had to leave the show as he is no longer in the bubble the celebrities from when entering the castle.
"He has been a truly brilliant campmate and we thank him for being part of this series."
Richard had 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."
LADbible has reached out to ITV for comment regarding Richard's fee.
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