I’m A Celebrity: Richard Madeley quits show after sudden illness lands him in hospital

Richard Madeley has quit I’m A Celebrity (PIcture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Richard Madeley has revealed he has quit I’m A Celebrity after having to visit hospital with a sudden illness.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 65, had been attended to by medics at Gwrych Castle where the ITV series is filmed, before being taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution on Wednesday evening.

He took to Instagram to reveal that he would not be returning to the castle, telling his followers: ‘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.’

Richard had already made a big impression on the show (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Richard 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. Speak soon, Richard x.’

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