Richard Madeley QUITS I’m A Celeb saying ‘I’m gutted to be leaving so soon’ after hospital dash

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I’M A Celebrity star Richard Madeley has quit the show after being rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning.

HOAR revealed the Good Morning Britain favourite had been taken ill and seen to by doctors at 5am.

Richard Madeley has revealed he’s quit I’m A Celebrity

He posted the bad news on Instagram this afternoon, explaining that he couldn’t return because of Covid rules.

The star wrote: “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.

“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.”

The TV presenter left stars and production staff terrified with the medical emergency – which saw medics rush to Gwrych Castle, where the ITV show is filmed.

Richard’s scare came just one day after he was seen on TV doing the show’s Kitchen Nightmares trial – and hours after he competed in a group Bushtucker Trial with the other celebs.

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The 65-year-old, who is married to Judy Finnigan and set to take over Piers Morgan’s job at Good Morning Britain in 2022, was in good health during the trial – joking and laughing with presenters Ant and Dec. 

The star had been in The Clink but joined main camp on last night’s show