Ant and Dec have addressed Richard Madeley’s shock exit.
The Good Morning Britain presenter has left Gwrych Castle after falling ill in the early hours and being rushed to hospital.
In a statement Richard reassured his fans he was “absolutely fine” but said he couldn’t return to the castle as he “had consequently broken the Covid bubble”.
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Opening Thursday night’s episode with an update, Ant and Dec explained they were “gutted” about the situation.
The I’m A Celebrity hosts also confirmed Richard would make one last appearance for an interview during Friday night’s instalment.
“You’ve probably heard the sad news already but Richard Madeley has had to leave the castle,” Ant explained.
I’m A Celebrity’s Ant and Dec ‘gutted’ as they share Richard Madeley update
“Yes, Richard was taken ill in the early hours of this morning,” Dec continued. “He’s absolutely fine but sadly due to Covid restrictions he’s now unable return to the camp.”
Ant added: “He’s gutted, we’re gutted, we’ll have the full story including an interview with the man himself on Monday night’s show.”
“Really looking forward to that,” Dec said.
It comes after Richard’s daughter Chloe Madeley said he was “livid” after leaving camp.
Posting on Instagram, she said: “Thanks for all your lovely messages.
“Dad’s absolutely fine, we’ve been speaking to him all day and ultimately, he’s just livid he can’t go back into camp because of Covid restrictions.
“He did himself proud, though. He worked hard and was his calm, collected, kind and funny self.” You can read more on this here.
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