Olivia Attwood was forced to give up I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! on medical grounds, less than 24 hours after the premiere performance.
The 31-year-old star who is already famous on Love Island in 2017, is one of the favorites to win this year’s series of events I’m a celebrityreturned to Australia after being moved to the UK during the pandemic.
In Sunday night’s opening episode, viewers witnessed Attwood parachute from a helicopter with radio host Chris Moyles.
However, ITV said on Monday she had to leave for medical reasons after being told it was “unsafe” to return to the camp.
A spokesperson for the show told Sky News: “As a precaution, Olivia needs to leave the woods for a medical check-up.
“Unfortunately, it was not safe for the medical team to advise Olivia to return to the camp as further investigation is required.
“She’s been absolutely brilliant and she’s going to be greatly missed on the show.”
The first episode of the series saw Attwood and singer Boy George revealed as the two celebrities voted by the public to be the VIPs of the Jungle, and both were allowed to choose another star to enjoy. a good meal.
Attwood chose Moyles, and after their food, the couple jumped out of a helicopter at 10,000ft to a beach on a deserted island – where they later discovered that the VIP represented “The People”. very isolated”.
Talking about skydiving, Attwood said: “Oh my God, I’m crying, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s unbelievable.
The pair were joined by Boy George and his VIP pick, TV presenter and real estate expert Scarlette Douglas, who had to paddle out to the beach.
The party later discovers they will spend a night on the island together, before taking part in the first test of the series and then joining the celebrities in the main camp.
Attwood appeared in series three of Love Island and went on to become one of the show’s most successful stars. Speaking before starting I’m A Celebrity, she said she’s looking forward to dispelling the misconception that she’s “high-maintenance”.
It is unclear if she will appear in the second episode of the series, which will air on Monday night.
Sky News has reached out to the star’s representative for comment.
Matt Hancock is expected to join in the next few days
The premiere episode saw 10 celebrities begin to enter the Australian jungle for the first time since 2019, following two series set at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to COVID travel restrictions.
The headlines before the series were dominated by the news former health secretary Matt Hancock set to join camp like a latecomer.
Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly confirmed that there will indeed be two more campmates showing up in the next few days, and teased Hancock, who is a MP for West Suffolk, saying they will “launch soon”. put out a welcome mat for them.”
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Business Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky News on Monday morning that he would not vote for Mr Hancock and that he thought his fellow Tory MP should “take care of his constituents” instead.
When asked if he would look forward to seeing politicians having to eat jungle items like crocodile anal, Mr Shapps replied: “As tempting as it is, I think maybe I’ll focus on publicity. my job as a business secretary, and I’ll also be out at Cop27 this weekend, so I’m afraid I might miss him depending on how long he survives.”
He added: “I just think he should be here taking care of his constituents, rather than in the woods somewhere.”
Mr Hancock is expected to join the series alongside comedian Seann Walsh, who caused quite a stir after being photographed kissing his co-star in 2018.