I’m A Celebrity’s Richard Madeley, 65, is rushed to hospital after falling ill – hours after swimming in fish guts and getting covered in rotten fruit in gruelling trial
- The broadcaster was treated by medics after the camp became ‘upset and concerned’ by his unexpected illness
- He’s since been taken to hospital as a ‘precautionary measure’, but is now ‘on the mend,’ according to sources
- On Wednesday viewers saw Richard attempt to complete the Kitchen Nightmares trial, which saw him wade through rotten fruit
- After earning just four stars, he and the camp enjoyed squirrel for dinner
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’s Richard Madeley has been hospitalised after falling ill overnight.
The broadcaster, 65, who took part in his first solo trial which saw him attempt to untie a rope with his mouth, was treated by medics after sparking concern among the camp, before being taken for treatment as a precuationary measure.
An ITV spokesperson told The Sun: ‘Richard was unwell in the early hours and was immediately seen by our on-site medical team.
Scary: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’s Richard Madeley has been hospitalised after falling ill overnight
‘He’s since been taken to hospital as a precaution, the health and safety of our campmates is our priority.’
A source added: ‘It was horrifying – campers were really upset and concerned, all of the crew and medics rushed to set to help him. It was a real scare for everyone involved.’
The insider added that Richard was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, but is now ‘on the mend.’
Just hours earlier Richard had earned just four stars in his first solo trial, and was forced to use his mouth to try and untie some of the knots to retrieve stars that were hanging from a rope.
As fish guts and offal fell on him, the presenter struggled to unknot the string that had the stars on and exasperated said: ‘Holy Moly’, before the klaxon sounded again, marking the end of the task
Speaking about the knot he said: ‘Who tied these knots? It’s wet and it’s tight. This one isn’t at tight’, prompting laughs from Ant and Dec.
‘Such a disappointment,’ Richard said: ‘We’ll have something to eat tonight. I was really hoping to do better than that.’
A disheartened Richard returned to camp and told them how difficult he found the trial, and the campmates graciously accepted that he had only managed to get four stars, leading to measly dinner of squirrel.
Ahead of his arrival in the castle, where celebrities typically live on basic meals of rice and beans, Richard admitted he’d done no preparation.
He told MailOnline: ‘Some people say cut down on food, but others say because you’re going to lose weight, so put it on [before you go in]. I’ve done neither.
‘I’m not a big eater I’m a grazer, I don’t clear my plate. I’m most worried about how I’m gonna cope with boredom. That’s why I want people to vote for me to do the trials.’
Discussing which trials he’s most fearful of, Richard confessed: ‘I don’t have any particular phobias, but the only thing I’m dreading – I’m not that comfortable with heights.’