Richard Madeley, I’m A Celebrity’s Richard Madeley revealed that he was severely dehydrated and had not slept for over 20 hours. This led to him being admitted to hospital. He eventually left the show. 

Richard, 65, fell ill Thursday morning after taking part in a hard-fought trial. The show was devastated as Richard was one of the top signers.

The star appeared on Monday’s Good Morning Britain and stated that she had become dehydrated. Actually, it was very disturbing

Wow: I’m A Celebrity’s Richard Madeley has revealed extreme dehydration and not sleeping for 20 hours led to his hospital visit which ultimately caused his departure from the show

After being up for over 20 hours, it was only 4.30 AM that I finally got to bed. I have a hard time remembering to drink.

“As I cuddled up for the night, my thoughts were that I hadn’t had any alcohol, so I went to bed thinking I would have one in the morning. I woke up babble-babbling and couldn’t make a sentence.

He admitted that it was a ‘true penny’ that his hospitalization would force him out of the castle. 

He stated, “I received a clean bill. That’s COVID, isn’t that? It wouldn’t have been for COVID. I’d still be there for about 2 hours, and would’ve returned by 10 AM.

Oh dear: In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, Richard was taken ill on Thursday morning hours after participating in a gruelling trial and now can't return as he has broken the show's 'Covid bubble'

Oh my! Richard, one of the top show signings, fell ill after a long trial. He can no longer return to work as the show has damaged his ‘Covid bubble.

“I would have loved to come back, but it was impossible for me to risk my safety going in again. They are very strict and it was not an option. It would have been fatal if I caught the bug, returned to camp with it and spread it.

“We all sleep in the same dormitories. If anyone gets the bug, it will spread.” 

ITV is bound by a duty of care. They must check if there is a person in the castle who has been talking gibberish.

Discussing the  moment he was told he had to leave, he said: ‘It wasn’t  until I picked up my meds, the producer was very upset, so here I am.’ 

After seeing the star shake after a frozen trial on Wednesday that saw him dive into fish guts, fans became concerned about his health.

Richard refuted claims that the trial made him sick, saying, “I don’t believe there was anything hazardous in the trial. I believed the trial impossible to reach.” It was very tight.

“I had completed the trial within 36 hours of my fall.” The trial I did was difficult, but not the reason I got sick.

Devastating: 'As I snuggled in for the night, I thought I haven't had a drink, I'll have a big drink in the morning, I woke up babbling, I didn't know where I was, I couldn't string a sentence together'

Devastating: “As I snuggled down for the night I thought that I hadn’t had any drink. I’ll have one in the morning. I woke up screaming, didn’t know what to do, couldn’t put a sentence together, and I wasn’t sure where I was.”

Not to be: He said: 'I got a clean bill of health. But that's COVID precautions isn't it? If it wasn't for COVID I'd be out for 2 hours and i would've been back by half 10 in the morning'

 Not to be: He said: ‘I got a clean bill of health. That’s COVID, isn’t that? It wouldn’t be for COVID. I would’ve gone out for two hours, and been back in half an hour.

Discussing his motivations for appearing on the show, he said: ‘I was curious as I wanted to know about this phenomenon, I’ve been asked for the last 15 years, I’ve always said no.

It is cultural phenomena, and it is not like I imagined it would be. It’s real. It’s not a chill-out zone behind the scenes.

“We were cold and miserable, it was not pleasant.”

Richard, who was paid a rumoured £200,000 to appear, said he didn’t know what effect his exit would have on his paycheck, saying: ‘I was in the castle for eight days, I don’t know about the fee, my agent will sort that’ before adding he’d lost ‘3 or 4lbs’.   

Gross: Richard participated in a horrid bush-tucker trial in which he crawled through fish guts and rotting fruit and vegetables which he complained were cold – before eating a squirrel for dinner - but denied the trial had caused his illness after fans saw him 'shaking'

Gross: Richard participated in a horrid bush-tucker trial in which he crawled through fish guts and rotting fruit and vegetables which he complained were cold – before eating a squirrel for dinner – but denied the trial had caused his illness after fans saw him ‘shaking’

 This comes as a ‘gutted’ Richard reassured Ant and Dec he was ‘fit as a fiddle’ and has been given a ‘clean bill of health’ in his first interview after leaving the I’m A Celebrity camp during Friday night’s episode.

In a pre-recorded chat the broadcaster told the Geordie duo that ‘if it wasn’t for Covid, he’d still be in the game’ and that ITV were ‘adamant’ he was sent to hospital to be checked over. 

Richard became ill Thursday morning after taking part in a hard trial. The show is now without Richard. 

Shock departure:This comes as a 'gutted' Richard reassured Ant and Dec he was 'fit as a fiddle' and has been given a 'clean bill of health' in his first interview after leaving the I'm A Celebrity camp during Friday night's episode

Surprise departure

It comes as I’m A Celeb bosses were forced to pre-record Friday night’s show amid safety concerns for contestants as Storm Arwen hit Gwrych castle.

Ant and Dec did not present the episode live the first time they have done so in 19 years of show history. They recorded their segments on Friday morning ahead of the worsening storm. 

On Friday’s episode Richard joined Ant and Dec for an interview and joked as he mimed removing a thermometer: ‘I’ll just remove the thermometer… yes, still normal.’

The star answered a question about his health and said that he is feeling fine. Covid saved my life. I wouldn’t be able to eat rice and beans again.

Chatting: In a pre-recorded chat the broadcaster, 65, told the Geordie duo that 'if it wasn't for Covid, he'd still be in the game' and that ITV were 'adamant' he was sent to hospital to be checked over

Chatting: In a pre-recorded chat the broadcaster, 65, told the Geordie duo that ‘if it wasn’t for Covid, he’d still be in the game’ and that ITV were ‘adamant’ he was sent to hospital to be checked over

‘I had to leave… it’s a Covid situation. The Covid situation is still permeating our guts. It was a very funny turn that I took in the early morning.

He added: “ITV are so great with duty of care. They were firm. They insisted. So I went to the local hospital – I was only in there for about an hour and a half – I was given really thorough checks and I was given a completely clean bill of health, I’m absolutely fine. I don’t care what others might say, I’m perfectly fine.

Richard continued, “But I didn’t hang on after being discharged for approximately 20 minutes, because I went straight to the canteen and got a bacon sandwich. This was where I first went for a bacon biscuit. The bacon butty was served with an enormous cup of hot tea.

Having his say: On Friday's episode Richard joined Ant and Dec for an interview and joked as he mimed removing a thermometer: 'I'll just remove the thermometer… yes, still normal'

Having his say: On Friday’s episode Richard joined Ant and Dec for an interview and joked as he mimed removing a thermometer: ‘I’ll just remove the thermometer… yes, still normal’

Big news: At the start of the episode, the other campmates were informed that Richard wouldn't be coming back and were shown a video message

Big news: At the start of the episode, the other campmates were informed that Richard wouldn’t be coming back and were shown a video message

“I was fed hospital food. It’s all fine. Covid is what keeps me going. I’m gutted. “I’m really gutted.

The other campmates received a message from Richard at the beginning of the episode.

In the clip Richard said: ‘Hi guys, first thing to tell you straight away is I’m completely fine, it was what was known as a false alarm but I had to come out for a couple of hours of medical checks. 

In which case I can/should go back in right now with you. It’s Covid our old friend, and it was my turn to go out in the Covid world. I cannot risk bringing back the bug and ruining your experience, and that of the program and viewers. My adventure has ended.

He said, “I just wanted to tell you how much you love me. You know that I do that. I am going to create the WhatsApp group that we talked about so that you can come out. 

We can still talk and possibly meet again. However, I’ll keep an eye on the results for the next couple of weeks. I wish you every love and success in the future.

Out and about: Richard appeared frail but in high spirits as he was pictured at his home on Friday

Richard looked frail, but he seemed in great spirits when he was photographed at his house on Friday

Emmerdale Danny Miller was among the first to speak out, declaring: “Waking up in the morning at camp without Richard smiling was difficult.

Louise Minchin, a former BBC Breakfast star added that “Every time we passed his…” [Richard’s]It was another heartbreaking experience. Frankie and me hope that he returns so we made Frankie’s bed.

“We could see his smile, his personality, his laugh, his joy, his brilliant and his funny face. 

Frankie stated that he was saddened and missed him. He did the best video, of course! 

Richard spoke with Ant and Dec about whether the show was exactly what he imagined.   

'Gutted': In a statement on Thursday Richard, who was believed to be at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans he's 'fine' after his health scare

‘Gutted’: In a statement on Thursday Richard, who was believed to be at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans he’s ‘fine’ after his health scare

He replied, “Yes and no. This was the format of the show that I was familiar with. However, one reason I wanted it and why I decided yes to it this year was that I was becoming more curious about how it feels psychologically. 

I know the rules of the games, I have done some when I worked on ITV2 in Australia. It was interesting to me, journalistically and from an inside perspective, what the real experience looked like. That was the best revelation. I learned that the psychological pressures on you… 

‘I mean the pressures you put us under when we went into The Clink, into the prison, I thought when you said you’re going to spend your first night in The Clink, I thought yeah that’s a funny gimmick for the cameras and for the audience… but no, we were properly in prison, we were locked in, huge gates and it was claustrophobic.’

When asked which Castle friends he will miss, he replied: “Oh, blimey. I’ll be missing David. I’ll also miss Louise. I’ll love Arlene. They’re sweet, and they are. Is he not macho? He is your kind of wingman. He is a kind, thoughtful man who was comforting and supportive at times. They will be missed by me all.

He ended the interview with the following: “Thanks so much for the opportunity.” He said, “Thanks for asking me. I really enjoyed it.” 

Richard was forced to quit I’m A Celeb after becoming ill following a gruelling bushtucker trial in which he crawled through fish guts and rotting fruit and vegetables which he complained were cold – before eating a squirrel for dinner. 

The Good Morning Britain presenter was treated at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Wales – which meant that he broke Gwrych Castle’s Covid-safe bubble and ultimately had to leave the show.  

A spokesperson for I’m A Celebrity stated that Richard had to be removed from the program due to strict Covid protocol. He is not in the bubble celebrities create when they enter the castle. His camp mate has been an amazing one and we are very grateful for him being involved in this series.

The news was made public on Friday by Richard, who is currently unable to make Good Morning Britain’s Monday appearance despite having been pictured looking cheerful outside his home today. 

A storm is coming: I'm A Celeb bosses were forced to pre-record Friday night's show amid safety concerns for contestants as Storm Arwen hit Gwrych castle

A storm is coming: I’m A Celeb bosses were forced to pre-record Friday night’s show amid safety concerns for contestants as Storm Arwen hit Gwrych castle

Discussing his experience on Friday show, fellow GMB star Richard Arnold also spoke of the host’s whopping £200,000 fee, admitting he’s ‘not sure he’ll forfeit his fee yet’. 

Ben Shephard said that the show bosses were unsure if this former anchor of This Morning would feel well enough to be able to join them. He stated: “Apparently, we’ll talk to him Monday. Perhaps we won’t. We’re hearing he’s too ill. We’ll try to talk with Richard Monday.

Ben shared his thoughts on Madeley’s decision to leave camp. Richard tried to persuade others to stay, and suddenly he was gone.

“It seems like it was a Covid-19 protocol problem, he burst the bubble to get to hospital but then couldn’t return in.

“I feel that someone has made a little mistake here. This is a shame, though. He has been an integral part in the success of this show.   

Naughty Boy, who was featured on Friday’s I’m A Celebrity Episode, took on the Trial. He had just threatened to quit and said he did not want to stay in the castle. 

Ant and Dec arrived and he said that he was actually very excited. It’s my first Solo Trial. I look forward to it and am focused.

Ant said, “This is Creepy Closets.” There are six Creepy Cloisters behind us. Within them is a collection of 11 stars. To find the stars, you will need to spend two minutes each in each closet. You can then take the star home in your star bag.

Having a tough time: Elsewhere on Friday night's episode of I'm A Celebrity, it was Naughty Boy who took on the Trial

Having a tough time: Elsewhere on Friday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity, it was Naughty Boy who took on the Trial

Dec said, “Now this is a Trial. So the chances are that you won’t have to be alone in any one of them.

Naughty Boy was looking through clothes to find stars when he got pelted with offal and fish guts.

As he moved from one area to another, he got a shower of various creatures. Ant and Dec tried their best to get him moving faster through the different rooms.

Naughty Boy repeated his words: “Woah… woah… woah” as he faced different rooms.

In the final room, he encountered corn snakes. However, despite this, he found one of his stars. He finally found his last star in the end and was able to complete all eleven rooms.  

Challenging: As Naughty Boy started searching through the clothes for stars, he was pelted with fish guts and offal

Challenging: As Naughty Boy started searching through the clothes for stars, he was pelted with fish guts and offal

Afterwards he said: ‘I can’t wait to go in victorious. The whole house was filled! Full house

He added, “The camp is happy. I dedicated these stars Richard to Richard because we missed him and love him. He will see this. I am just completely gassed. He became a man from the boy.

Adam stated: “To see him.” [Naughty Boy]It was almost as if he were floating in the air when he came back in. His happiness was evident, and you could almost see his confidence rising. This was a very nice moment.

Kadeena said that “he’s happy.” It was so good to see him back.

Danny asked Danny: “Are we going to stay around now? Are you going to go anywhere?

Confirming he’d stay, Naughty Boy said: ‘I can’t… after 11 stars!’

Danny responded: “Good lad.” 

Tough: As he moved through the different areas, he was showered with various critters. Ant and Dec tried to encourage him to move quicker as he went through each room

Tough: As he moved through the different areas, he was showered with various critters. Ant and Dec encouraged him to go faster as he passed through each room.

I’m A Celeb’s bosses had to record Friday’s show before they could broadcast it. This was due to safety concerns regarding contestants when Storm Arwen rammed Gwrych castle.

Ant & Dec didn’t present the episode live for the first time in the show’s 19-year history and filmed their segments earlier this afternoon ahead of the storm worsening.

Storm Arwen was expected to strike the local region around 9pm. This episode aired at the same time on ITV. ITV producers were worried that impending weather conditions might impact satellite links.

This comes amid growing fears that the I’m A Celeb bosses are making this year’s series “too difficult” following Richard Madeley’s shocking departure. 

Doing what they can: Speaking in a short clip posted to their Instagram ahead of the show the duo explained about the change to the show, with the storm and strong winds clearly audible in the background

Doing what they can: Speaking in a short clip posted to their Instagram ahead of the show the duo explained about the change to the show, with the storm and strong winds clearly audible in the background

MailOnline received this statement from ITV: “Tonight’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Out Of Here!” Because of the Storm Arwen developing and preventive measures that we have taken on production, it will be broadcast pre-recorded rather than live.

‘Ant & Dec will record their links early evening and these will be played out during tonight’s show. We have plans to protect our celebrities and staff from any weather, so we will keep them inside the castle. 

A short clip was uploaded to Instagram by the couple to explain the shift to the show.

Dec stated: “So, you probably know that we have to record the show earlier tonight due to the winds and storm Arwen. It’s terrible. You can feel the wind whipping.

Location: The 19th century castle is positioned high up on a hill in an open space, less than a mile from Liverpool Bay which borders the Irish sea

Location: The 19th century castle is positioned high up on a hill in an open space, less than a mile from Liverpool Bay which borders the Irish sea

“It is likely to get worse, so everyone is afraid that satellite will go down. It’s also dangerous to perform a live broadcast. It will need to be recorded as it is our first attempt at that. 

Then he joked that it was windy and worse because he had lentils for lunch. It’s also windy for Ant!  

Gwrych castle is under severe pressure from wind gusts and heavy rain, which has brought down trees and safety signs.

The Met Office has warned there is worse to come for the area around the castle later tonight from a storm they have given the Welsh name of Arwen.  

Security guards brought in to Gwrych Castle by eleven celebrities to safeguard them had to abandon their posts after the first heavy blasts. They had to retrieve the fencing that had been damaged and then reposition it.

The road signs that were held by sandbags on the pavement had to be blown away so cars could avoid them.

Bad weather: Fencing and signs have been blown over in the area surrounding the derelict Welsh castle

Bad weather: The area around the abandoned Welsh castle has seen signs and fencing destroyed.

The producers of the show had to make emergency plans to safeguard its stars, who were staying at the castle built in 1913 by the producers.  

The Met Office stated that Storm Arwen could bring extremely strong northerly wind to coastal areas of Wales, and some parts of Western England Saturday night.

Gwrych castle, located high on a hill overlooking an open area is less than one mile from Liverpool Bay that borders the Irish Sea.

Met office stated that “Flying debris can lead to injuries or danger to human life”; It is possible to damage trees and temporary structures, as well as buildings and tiles, if they fall from their roofs.

“Some roads and bridges may close. There’s a chance of power outages, which could affect mobile coverage or other services.

Large waves, beach materials and debris thrown on to properties and roads along the coast can cause injuries and death. 

Windy: The Met Office said: 'Storm Arwen will bring very strong northerly winds into coastal parts of Wales and parts of western England Friday night and into Saturday'

Windy: The Met Office said: ‘Storm Arwen will bring very strong northerly winds into coastal parts of Wales and parts of western England Friday night and into Saturday’