I’m A Celeb’s Richard Madeley has QUIT: Star, 65, reassures fans he’s ‘fine’ but is ‘livid’ over being forced to leave show for breaking ‘Covid bubble’ during hospital dash   

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  • Broadcaster falls ill after taking part in gruesome trial
  • Richard, who was reported to have paid £200,000 for his time on the show, spent only four days at the palace.
  • He confirmed in a statement that he was forced to leave the show after breaking the ‘Covid bubble’ of the show.
  • No new personality will enter the camp in his place
  • Richard was taken to hospital as a precaution after falling ill early Thursday
  • It is believed that Richard will be paid his full fees, despite his early withdrawal from the show.

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I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Richard Madley has assured fans that he is fine but has been forced to leave the show after being taken to the hospital with an unknown medical condition.

In a major setback to the show, the 65-year-old broadcaster, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year’s contest, became ill after taking part in a grueling trial and complaining about the palace’s freezing temperatures. happened. ,

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In a statement, Richard, who was believed to have been treated at Glen Clyde Hospital in Rhyl, confirmed that he had to leave the series after the show broke the ‘Covid bubble’.

Richard’s daughter Chloe, 34, reveals her father is ‘flaming,’ he can’t go back to I’m A Celebrity Camp after his shock hospital dash.

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‘Unforgettable’: I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Richard Madley reveals he was forced to leave the show after being taken to hospital and breaking the show’s ‘COVID bubble’.

Richard said: ‘Hello everyone! Richard here – First of all just to say that I’m absolutely fine. In the small hours of the morning, I started feeling unwell for some time and as a precaution I was taken to the hospital.

‘Leaving the camp, I had consequently broken the bubble of covid’ and thus I had to leave the palace and all the wonderful celebs living in the camp.

‘Obviously I’m ready to leave so soon, but the safety of all campers is the first priority. I’m incredibly excited to continue their journey… even more so at the prospect of something far warmer than Gwrych Castle…

‘Thanks to everyone who supported me on my brief but utterly unforgettable adventure – I’ve made some great friends and honestly had the time of my life.’

gross!  The broadcaster, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to participate in this year's contest, fell ill after taking part in a gruesome trial.

gross! The broadcaster, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to participate in this year’s contest, fell ill after taking part in a gruesome trial.

A NIMA Celebrity spokesperson said: ‘Our strict COVID protocols meant that Richard had to leave the show sadly as he is no longer in the bubble when celebrities enter the palace.

‘He has really been a fantastic camp mate and we thank him for being a part of this series.’

A source also told MailOnline: ‘Richard is devastated. He was doing his best in the trials and adapting to every aspect of life at the camp, thus never seeing the end of his I’m A celeb journey.

‘Richard’s return to camp would put the other contestants at great risk, who have isolated and created a bubble to protect themselves from a possible COVID-19 outbreak on set.

'Faction': In a statement Richard, who was believed to have been in the Glen Clyde hospital of the Ryles, reassures fans that he is 'fine' after his health scare

‘Faction’: In a statement Richard, who was believed to have been in the Glen Clyde hospital of the Ryles, reassures fans that he is ‘fine’ after his health scare

‘Everyone on the show will miss him – he’s been a big part of the camp and it’s so disappointing that he won’t be able to return.’

It was thought that musician DJ Locksmith was enlisted as a standby contestant, but no one is ready to replace Richard at the palace.

It is also thought that Richard will be paid his full fee for his time on the show, despite spending just four days at the palace.

An ITV spokesperson previously revealed that Richard was admitted to the hospital in the early hours of Thursday after an overnight illness.

He told MailOnline: ‘Richard was unwell early in the morning and our on-site medical team saw him immediately.’

He added: ‘He has since been taken to hospital…

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