I’m A Celebrity star Richard Madeley has been forced to exit the ITV show after having to break the show’s Covid bubble to attend hospital. Bosses have confirm he won’t be replaced
I’m A Celebrity bosses have confirmed no one will replace Richard Madeley in the castle after his shock exit.
The Good Morning Britain presenter was forced to pull out of the show after he was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning. Whilst he has since reassured fans he’s fine, he has been forced to leave the show due to its strict Covid regulations.
Because Richard has been forced to break the Covid bubble on set, it means he has had no choice but to leave the castle – but I’m A Celeb bosses have announced that no one will replace him in the show.
Bosses have confirmed Richard will not be replaced on the ITV show, after there were rumours that DJ Locksmith – who had been seen in Wales before the show begun but kept off the main line-up – might join the remaining 11 campmates.
Richard released a statement earlier today to reassure fans he was fine.
“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,” he began.
“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.”
He said he was “gutted” to depart the show, and called the whole adventure “brief but completely unforgettable”.
“Obviously I’m gutted to be leaving so soon but the safety of all the campmates is the number one priority,” he added, “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.”
Show bosses confirmed the news in a statement, adding: “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 camp mate and we thank him for being part of this series.”
*I’m A Celebrity will continue on ITV tonight.