I’m A Celebrity 2021: Richard Madeley ‘taken to hospital after falling ill in night’

Richard Madeley is said to be ‘on the mend’ (Picture: ITV/Rex)

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here star Richard Madeley was reportedly taken to hospital during the night after falling ill.

The star, who is now said to be on the mend, was attended to by medics at Gwrych Castle where the ITV series is filmed.

He was then taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

A source told The Sun: ‘It was horrifying – campers were really upset and concerned, all of the crew and medics rushed to set to help him.

‘It was a real scare for everyone involved.’

His Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid has sent her well-wishes, writing on Twitter: ‘Sending love – hope he’s feeling ok now. Doing brilliant job on #IACGMOOH and being supportive to everyone. Get well soon Richard.’

The 65-year-old had previously seemed in high spirits on the show, and was voted for the Bushtucker Trial Castle Kitchen Nightmares.

He had to find a series of stars to feed the camp in a hellish kitchen setting full of bugs and critters. 

Richard had taken part in the Castle Kitchen Nightmares trial (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

To add to the difficulty, as well as having to avoid spiders and rats, Richard also had to dive down a rubbish chute full of rotten fruit and vegetable and fish guts and untie stars from a rope to win each campmate a meal. 

While he only managed to get four stars for the camp, Richard had presenters Ant and Dec laughing throughout with his cheeky innuendos.

Recently, Richard’s wife Judy Finnigan also cheered him on, sharing a sweet family photo.

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His wife and TV partner in crime Judy and the Madeleys gathered together during the opening show to pose for a family portrait, and share their support for the Good Morning Britain presenter as he entered the castle

Judy posted a picture with daughter Chloe, son Jack and his little boy Kit, smiling for the camera in a rare family portrait released on social media. 

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for I’m A Celebrity for comment.

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