RICHARD Madeley has slammed I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! as “freezing cold, boring, and not pleasant”.
The 65-year-old star was forced out of the ITV reality show after just four days when he suffered a health scare – but that might be for the best considering it was so much worse than he anticipated.
He appeared on Good Morning Britain today to spill the beans on his brief jungle stint, and it leaves little to be desired.
Speaking to hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid, the TV favourite complained: “We were in a medieval clink. The doors were locked, the food was dreadful, it was freezing, the mattresses were thin and sleeping bags rubbish – we had to stuff our sleeping bags with spare clothes.
“We were freezing cold and bored, and it was not pleasant at all.”
Richard also confessed that he thought I’m A Celeb had a “secret behind the scenes” where the campmates got to indulge off-camera – and he wasn’t the only one.
He shared: “When the five of us got chucked into Castle Clink, we all though they show us this and when we’ve done that they’ll say: ‘Anyway, here’s your food and here’s your beds’ – it was a game of pretend and there’s a behind the scenes, but there’s not.”
And David Ginola appears to be on the edge, with Richard suggesting that the 54-year-old football legend could be pushed to his limits.
He explained: “David Ginola was really fed up about it; the next day we woke up and he tried the doors and they were locked.
“He said: ‘We are in prison, I did not sign up for this – I did not sign up to be chucked into jail, I’ve done nothing wrong!’”
Meanwhile, the former camper revealed exactly what happened when he fell ill in the early hours of Thursday morning – which ultimately sealed his fate and forced him out of the show.
Richard recalled the “disturbing” moment he woke up “incoherent”, telling the hosts: “Basically, I woke up and I didn’t know where I was, what was going on, and I could hardly string a sentence together. As it turned out, it was harmless.”
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After being rushed to hospital and given “every test imaginable” Richard was given the all clear – with the star putting the scare down to severe dehydration.
However, Richard was still forced out of the show because he’d broken its strict Covid bubble.
I’m A Celeb has been plunged into chaos since the star’s exit – with the show sensationally pulled off air for two days after the set was battered by Storm Arwen.
In a shock move, the stars were evacuated from the castle and returned to their quarantine, with bosses hoping to get back on telly as soon as possible.