I’m A Celebrity’s Richard Madeley RETURNS home after medical emergency forced him out of the castle… as frail star flashes a thumbs up, sips tea and receives flowers in first sighting since departure
的 GMB 主持人, 65, left the Welsh camp after falling ill on Thursday morning, prompting an emergency dash to a local hospital – which subsequently resulted in him breaking the Covid bubble formed with his campmates.
The star seemed in high spirits as he stepped out of his home while drinking a cup of tea and flashing a thumbs up at cameras before taking in a delivery of flowers following the dramatic events of the past week.
In a statement Richard, who was believed to be treated at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he’s ‘fine’ after his health scare, but confirmed he had to quit the series after breaking the show’s ‘Covid bubble.’
He’s back: Richard Madeley appeared frail but in high spirits as he was pictured at his home on Friday following his departure from the I’m A Celebrity castle
Richard appeared keen to show all is well in Camp Madeley as he emerged to greet photographers following the heartbreaking blow that forced him off the show.
As the star’s departure from the 2021 series was due to medical reasons and not from quitting of his own accord, it is thought he will get his full salary – which is believed to be £200,000 – after just four days in the jungle.
In his original statement, Richard also said: ‘With Simon Gregson and Adam Woodyatt going in, I mean they’re brilliant signings as well, but Dickie was very much a marquee signing.
‘The duty of care would have been paramount with Richard on set, and there is an on set medical team at all times as well, but it was felt that perhaps it was escalated to take him to hospital for a reason, and a very valid reason, because Richard no doubt would have protested.’
All is good here! Richard seemed to have lost weight in the jungle after living on meagre rations alongside his campmates
毛! 广播电台, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year’s competition, was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial
Home comforts: The GMB presenter, 65, left the Welsh camp after falling ill on Thursday morning, prompting an emergency dash to a local hospital – which subsequently resulted in him breaking the Covid bubble formed with his campmates
In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, the broadcaster was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial and complaining about the castle’s freezing temperatures.
In a statement to fans, 他说: ‘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.
A floral well-wish: He received flowers from online flower retailer Bloom & 荒野
Promising: Richard appeared keen to show all is well in Camp Madeley as he emerged to greet photographers following the heartbreaking blow that forced him off the show
‘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.’
An I’m A Celebrity spokesperson added: ‘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.
Relieved: He is said to be upset about leaving but looked in good spirits
‘Gutted’: In a statement Richard, who was believed to be at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he’s ‘fine’ after his health scare
‘He has been a truly brilliant camp mate and we thank him for being part of this series.’
A source also told MailOnline: ‘Richard is devastated. He was doing his best in the trials and embracing every part of life in camp, this isn’t the way he saw his I’m A Celeb journey ending.
‘Richard going back to camp would pose as too much of a risk to the other contestants, who have isolated and formed a bubble to protect themselves from a possible Covid-19 outbreak on set. Everyone on the show will miss him – he’s been a huge part of camp and it’s so disappointing he won’t be able to return.’
His return comes amid Fears that I’m A Celebrity bosses have made this year’s series too tough. The ITV show has been dramatically thrown into chaos after three of the contestants – Dame Arlene Phillips, Naughty Boy and Frankie Bridge – sought urgent medical treatment.
去把事情弄得更糟, its viewing figures have plummeted by 3 million on last year down to 5.92 百万.
No worries: Richard’s illness came after a gruelling bushtucker trial in which he crawled through fish guts and rotting fruit and vegetables which he complained were cold before eating a squirrel for dinner
Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips, who at 78 is the oldest contestant on the series, is reportedly being medicated for ‘chronic pain’. Music producer Naughty Boy, 36, is said to be struggling mentally and Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge has developed a rash, 太阳报报道.
A spokesman for I’m A Celebrity refused to be drawn on whether this year’s series is too tough for the contestants when approached by MailOnline for comment.
一般, the celebrities head to sunny Australia to complete horrific challenges which involve handling creepy crawlies and eating ‘wobbly bits’. 然而, the past two series have taken place in damp and cold Wales because of the pandemic.
The show’s producers previously told MailOnline how they had planned on making this year’s series even harder for the stars. I’m A Celebrity has been running so long, they argued, that they wanted to throw in extra challenges to keep the contestants ‘on their toes’.
我是名人 2021 排队
声名鹊起: 广播公司 & 前 BBC 早餐主持人
恐惧症: 小号的想法, 有蟑螂和蜘蛛的封闭空间是可怕的!
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 人们总是认为我在跳水板上非常沉着和严肃. 这将是一个让人们更好地了解我的好机会.
声名鹊起: 电台 1Xtra DJ
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 人们都知道我是一个非常活泼的人，但当我走出舒适区时, 我可以害羞.
恐惧症: 错误, 高度，我有幽闭恐惧症.
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 没有. 我不担心人们怎么想.
恐惧症: 高地. 我不知道如果我必须在非常高的地方走过一块木板，我会有什么感觉!
在营地中的角色: 厨师和面试官. 我喜欢了解人们的生活.
最想念: 除了朱迪和我的家人, 不知道新闻中发生了什么. 我是新闻迷.
梦想露营车: 已故的吉米格里夫斯. 我很想和他聊聊在城堡里的进球.
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 在家里人们并不真正了解真正的我，我想向人们展示母性的一面, 我家人看到的那一面.
梦想露营车: 乔瓦娜·弗莱彻——她是如此可爱, 温暖的人.
最想念: 我的妈妈. 我和她住在一起，离开她会很难.
恐惧症: 蛇, 老鼠, 蜘蛛, 高度——一切!
在营地中的角色: 厨师 – 只要没有太大的压力让食物变得有趣!
最想念: TikTok, 我的妈妈和狗.
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 没有，因为我从不躲在虚假的形象后面. 你所看到的就是你得到的.
在营地中的角色: 厨师. 我喜欢在家做饭，我希望在食物中加入一些大蒜和迷迭香.
最想念: 我的搭档和我的小女孩. 会很艰难.
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 人们认为你是否在流行乐队中, 你过着迷人的生活方式，不会陷入困境, 但我决心做所有的家务活.
恐惧症: 蜘蛛, 老鼠和密闭空间吓到我.
声名鹊起: 艾默戴尔 演员
在城堡中驱散的最大误解: 没有，但我想向大家展示我在现实生活中的样子，而不是我的肥皂角色, 亚伦丁格尔.
恐惧症: 我非常害怕吃试炼! 我怕我会作呕!
最想念: 我的未婚妻, 斯蒂芬, 还有我们的新宝贝.
梦想露营车: Fred Sirieix 或任何前足球运动员. 我不能让他们一个人问很多问题!