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IAC star Naughty Boy’s niece Aisha admits his family have noticed he’s lost ‘a lot of weight’

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star Naughty Boy’s niece Aisha Shaban has revealed his loved ones have noticed he’s lost ‘a lot of weight’ since he entered the castle last week.

The producer is reportedly having counselling while he’s on the show due to concerns about his dementia-stricken mother, with sources claiming bosses are fearing a ‘mass exodus’ after Richard Madeley’s exit on Thursday.

However, Aisha said on Friday’s Lorraine that while Naughty Boy’s absence has ‘affected’ his mother, she’s ‘calmed’ whenever she sees him on TV.

Worrying: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star Naughty Boy’s niece Aisha Shaban has revealed his loved ones have noticed he’s lost ‘a lot of weight’ since he entered the castle

Asked about her uncle’s weight loss since entering the castle, Aisha said: ‘He has lost a lot of weight. With all the comments about his trousers.’

Thursday night’s show saw tensions in the castle continue to rise, with Naughty Boy and Frankie caught up in a row over rice. 

Questioning Frankie’s Bridge’s preparation of rice and beans, she said in response ‘You’re just coming into our camp and this was just what we did…’

Close: Aisha, who is extremely close to the producer, previously said she and her loved ones have grown increasingly worried for his mental wellbeing

Close: Aisha, who is extremely close to the producer, previously said she and her loved ones have grown increasingly worried for his mental wellbeing

Naughty Boy corrected her, clarifying: ‘No, this is our camp. That’s wrong what you just said.’ 

The altercation baffled Frankie who wondered aloud: ‘How have I ended up in a discussion over something that’s…’ before Naughty Boy cut her off with: ‘It’s not your camp.’ 

Outside the Main Camp area, a tearful Frankie said to Kadeena Cox: ‘I’d rather not have rice at this point. I just hate any confrontation. Now I’m like, ‘Oh my god, did I say something bad?’ Now I’ve offended him…’ 

Noticed: Asked about her uncle's weight loss since entering the castle, Aisha said: 'He has lost a lot of weight. With all the comments about his trousers'

Noticed: Asked about her uncle’s weight loss since entering the castle, Aisha said: ‘He has lost a lot of weight. With all the comments about his trousers’

Speaking out: She also defended her uncle following a row with Frankie Bridge that aired on Thursday, saying on Lorraine: 'I don't think he's being mean and malicious in any way'

Speaking out: She also defended her uncle following a row with Frankie Bridge that aired on Thursday, saying on Lorraine: ‘I don’t think he’s being mean and malicious in any way’

Defending the hitmaker, Aisha told Lorraine: ‘He doesn’t hold back that’s a good thing. I don’t think he’s being mean and malicious in any way. That’s not him.

‘He’s such a spiritual person. He loves nature. He talks to his cats. I miss him so much.’

Aisha added that his absence from the family home has had a huge impact on his mother Zahida.

She added: ‘She suffers from vascular dementia. He’s the youngest of the siblings. He’s a mummy boy. She relies on him a lot. She lives with him.

‘Him being away has affected her. Seeing him on TV does calm her down. Through the day she asks questions like has he eaten is he okay.’

Aisha also revealed that Naughty Boy practically raised from a young age and is more of a surrogate father to her, after her own dad was absent from her life. 

Tough: Aisha added that Naughty Boy's absence at home has 'affected' his mother Zahida, who suffers from vascular dementia

Tough: Aisha added that Naughty Boy’s absence at home has ‘affected’ his mother Zahida, who suffers from vascular dementia

She had previously said that she and her family were ‘very worried’ about him, telling The Sun: ‘I knew he would be fine but I have just been worried about his mental state because prior to the show starting, they are not just in there for a few days, they have been quarantining for two weeks as well so I can only imagine how overwhelmed he must feel being away from all us.’

On Thursday it was reported that after Richard was forced to pull out of I’m A Celebrity, bosses are fearing they may lose more of the show’s stars

The series is said to have been thrown into chaos behind-the-scenes after three of the celebrities – Arlene Phillips, Naughty Boy and Frankie Bridge- have sought urgent medical treatment. 

The Strictly judge, 78, is reportedly being medicated for chronic pain while the music producer, 36, is struggling mentally and The Saturdays singer, 32, has developed a rash that doctors are battling to diagnose.  

Worries: It comes after reports that bosses are fearing they may lose more of the show's stars following Richard Madeley's departure (pictured Arlene Phillips and Naughty Boy)

Worries: It comes after reports that bosses are fearing they may lose more of the show’s stars following Richard Madeley’s departure (pictured Arlene Phillips and Naughty Boy)

The Sun reports Arlene is on painkillers for ‘chronic pain’, while Naughty Boy is having a ‘tough time’ mentally due to being away from his dementia-stricken mum. 

Frankie is said to have developed a rash and has had to seek medical attention. 

The insider said Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, is having counselling over his mother’s health.   

They said: ‘He’s been speaking to the show’s psych team, led by Sandra Scott, on a specially set-up iPad to make sure he is staying upbeat… 

‘This is the longest he has been away from his mother since her diagnosis so they are keen to make sure he’s not spiralling quietly.’

In chaos? The series is said to have been thrown into chaos behind-the-scenes after three of the celebrities have had to have urgent medical treatment (pictured Frankie Bridge)

In chaos? The series is said to have been thrown into chaos behind-the-scenes after three of the celebrities have had to have urgent medical treatment (pictured Frankie Bridge)

The music producer had been particularly vocal about his desire to leave following the Treacherous Traps trial, with the star remarking: ‘My time here is done!’ 

He told his fellow campmates: ‘I do think my time here is done. I had a feeling earlier and I was thinking about mum and obviously I love you guys.

‘I don’t think after knowing what the Main Camp probably knew what they were putting me through knowing I did the challenge earlier – I don’t know if I could ever join that camp.’ 

Naughty Boy’s fellow campers were quick to reassure him but he continued his threats quit altogether and was joined by Arlene – even after the news that they were to join the Main Camp. 

Family man: Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, is reportedly having counselling over his mother's health (pictured with his mother)

Family man: Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, is reportedly having counselling over his mother’s health (pictured with his mother)

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