Richard Madeley was forced to withdraw from I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here after breaking the show’s COVID bubble to be taken to hospital.
The 65-year-old television presenter was taken to hospital early in the morning after falling ill.
He wrote on Instagram: “Hello everyone! Richard here – at first just to say that I’m absolutely FINE. I started uncomfortably short in the wee hours of the morning and was taken to hospital out of caution.
“By leaving the camp I had broken the Covid ‘bubble’ and as such I had to leave the castle and all the wonderful celebrities who remain in the camp.
“Of course I’m good to leave so soon, but the safety of all the campmates is the number 1 priority. I’m incredibly excited to continue their journey … even more so with the prospect of being a little warmer somewhere such as Gwrych Castle.
“Thank you to all who supported me on my short but completely unforgettable adventure – I made some great friends and honestly had the time of my life.”
An earlier statement by one show The spokesman said: “Richard was ill in the early hours and was immediately seen by our medical team on the spot.
“He has since been carefully taken to the hospital. The health and safety of our campmates is our priority.”
The presenter was seen on Wednesday evening crawling through a pipe full of rotten fruits and vegetables.
Madeley is best known for presenting This Morning alongside his wife Judy Finnigan.
A spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 5.43am on Thursday morning, 25 November 2021, following reports of a medical emergency at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Conwy.
News from the camp: Richard was not well in the early hours and was immediately seen by our medical team on the spot. He has since been carefully taken to the hospital, the health and safety of our campmates is our priority.#ImACeleb