Richard Madeley is reported to be too ill to attend Monday’s Good Morning Britain show with his Good Morning Britain stars, following his exit from I’m A Celebrity.
After falling ill early Thursday morning, the 65-year-old GMB host left the Welsh camp. He was then rushed to the local hospital. This led to him breaking the Covid bubble he had formed with fellow campers.
And discussing Richard’s experience on Friday show, his 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’.
Poorly: Richard Madeley is reportedly ‘too ill’ to join his Good Morning Britain co-stars on Monday’s show following his early exit from I’m A Celebrity
During the show, presenter Ben Shephard was joined by Richard Arnold, Nick Hewer and Ruthie Henshall, where they discussed the ITV show and Richard’s unfortunate exit.
Ben said that Show Bosses aren’t sure if Ben would feel well enough for them to invite him to the show. He added: ‘Apparently, we’ll talk to him Monday.
“Maybe we won’t. We’re hearing he’s too ill. We’re going to talk with Richard Monday.
Ben shared his view on Richard’s decision to leave camp. It’s such a shame because Richard was the person who was trying to persuade the others not to leave and all of a sudden, he’s gone.
Is there money? Discussing Richard’s experience on Friday show, his 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’
Early exit: The GMB presenter, 65, left the Welsh camp after falling ill in the early hours of Thursday morning, prompting an emergency dash to a local hospital
‘It sounds like it was a bit of a Covid-19 protocol issue, he broke the bubble to go to hospital and then couldn’t go back in.
‘I feel like someone’s made a bit of a mistake there. It’s such a shame though because he’s already been such an integral part of the show.’
Richard (who was being treated at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl) issued a statement reassuring fans that he’s fine after his health scare but confirming that he had to stop the series due to breaking the Covid bubble.
Meanwhile, Richard Arnold said the star’s exit was a ‘devastating loss’ for the show, and also added that he was unsure whether Richard’s ‘tasty’ £200k feel would be forfeited now he’s out.
Worries: Ben Shephard admitted that show bosses are unsure whether Richard would be well enough to join them, stating: ‘Apparently we’ll be talking to him on Monday. Perhaps we won’t. We’re hearing he’s too ill. OK, we will talk to Richard next Monday.
Having his say: Ben said: ‘I feel like someone’s made a bit of a mistake there. It’s such a shame though because he’s already been such an integral part of the show’
He stated that he believed it to be a tragic loss for the show. Additionally, he had been approached by the show for many years and said that it was something he wanted desperately.
“And then four more days and we are told quite a wedge as well. Whether or not he forfeits the fee, I am not across that, but it’s quite tasty money!”
As the Good Morning Britain star’s departure from the 2021 series was due to medical reasons and not from quitting of his own accord, it is thought he will get his full salary – which is believed to be an eye-watering £200,000 – after just four days in the jungle.
Richard said that the situation was also exemplary with Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson signing, however Dickie was a very prominent signing.
‘The duty of care would be paramount with Richard set, and there are an on-site medical team at any time as well. But it was felt, perhaps, that it was escalated in order to take Richard to hospital for some reason. Richard without doubt would protest.
Opinion: Meanwhile, Richard Arnold said the star’s exit was a ‘devastating loss’ for the show, and also added that he was unsure whether Richard’s ‘tasty’ £200k feel would be forfeited now he’s out
Money talks: ‘And four days, and we’re told quite a big wedge as well, whether or not he’ll forfeit the fee or not, I’m not across that but it’s quite a tasty sum of money!’
In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, the broadcaster, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year’s competition, was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial and complaining about the castle’s freezing temperatures.
He addressed his fans with the following statement: “Hello everybody! Richard here – firstly just to say that I’m absolutely FINE. As a precaution, I was admitted to the hospital because I felt unwell during the early hours of the morning.
The Covid bubble was broken when I left the camp. I now have to leave the castle, and all of the incredible celebs in the camp.
“Obviously, it’s hard to say goodbye so fast but my number one priority is safety and well-being of the campmates. I’m incredibly excited to watch their journey continue…even more so at the prospect of being somewhere a little warmer than Gwrych Castle…
‘Thank you to everyone who supported me on my brief but completely unforgettable adventure – I’ve made some great friends and honestly had the time of my life.’
‘Gutted’: In a statement Richard, who was believed to be at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he’s ‘fine’ after his health scare
Gross! The broadcaster, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year’s competition, was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial
A spokesperson for I’m A Celebrity said that Richard had to be removed from the show due to strict Covid protocol. He is not in the bubble celebrities create when they enter the castle.
“He’s been an amazing camp mate. We thank him for participating in this series.
MailOnline was also informed by a source that Richard is distraught. Although he was trying his hardest and accepting every aspect of camp life, this wasn’t how he imagined his I’m A Celeb journey to the end.
Richard returning to camp could pose too great a danger to other contestants. They have created a bubble in order to prevent a Covid-19 epidemic on set.
‘Everyone on the show will miss him – he’s been a huge part of camp and it’s so disappointing he won’t be able to return.’
Although it was believed that DJ Locksmith was enlisted to standby as a contestant, no one has been confirmed.
Chloe Richard’s 34-year-old daughter, Chloe, said that her father was ‘livid’ that he cannot go back to the I’m A Celebrity Camp after his shock hospital run.
She said, “Thanks for your kind messages dad, it’s fine. We’ve spoken to him throughout the day, and he is just mad that he cannot go back in camp due to Covid restrictions.”
Statement: Richard’s daughter Chloe, 34, revealed her father is ‘livid’ he can’t go back into the I’m A Celebrity camp after his shock hospital dash
Meanwhile, I’m A Celebrity bosses are reportedly fearing they may lose more of the show’s stars following Richard Madeley’s departure on Thursday.
After three celebrities, Arlene Phillips and Naughty boy sought immediate medical treatment, it is believed that the show was plunged into chaos.
The Strictly judge (78) is currently being treated for chronic pain. The 36-year-old music producer is experiencing mental difficulties. The 32 year old singer from Saturdays has developed an itchy rash which doctors are trying to determine.
These reports are coming after Richard, perhaps the biggest show signing, had to leave I’m A Celeb. He was admitted to hospital, and was not able to return to the castle once he was treated.
Worries: I’m A Celebrity bosses are reportedly fearing they may lose more of the show’s stars following Richard’s departure on Thursday (pictured Arlene Phillips and Naughty Boy)
In chaos? According to reports, three stars of the show were in urgent need of medical treatment and they were forced to cancel their series.
ARLENE PHILLIPS 78
Producers worry about Arlene’s future as she relies on painkillers for her chronic pain. The show’s oldest star is her.
NAUGHTY BOY 36
Naughty Boy, his mother Zahida is a dementia sufferer and is currently the primary caregiver. He is reported to be having more difficulty being with his mum who is ill.
FRANKIE BRIDGE. 32
– Frankie has also been seeking medical help for an unidentifiable rash that has left doctors stumped
The Sun reported that Arlene is taking painkillers to treat ‘chronic pain’. Naughty Boy, on the other hand, is experiencing mental difficulties due to his absence from his Alzheimer’s-stricken mother.
Frankie has been reported to have suffered from a skin condition and required medical attention.
A source said: ‘There are growing concerns for Arlene who is really struggling and in chronic pain, she is being helped around by the likes of David Ginola and Naughty Boy and is looking really frail.
“It is hard enough to rough it in the ruins a castle, let alone with 78-years old. She’s a strong woman who wants to prove everyone just how tough she can be.
The insider said Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, is having counselling over his mother’s health.
The show’s psych staff, headed by Sandra Scott said that he had been talking to them on an iPad specially designed to keep him upbeat.
“This is his longest separation from his mother since the diagnosis. His parents are determined to see that he does not go silent.”
Producers are also worried about Frankie who reportedly received an ointment for a rash, with doctors not sure what caused it.
The source said ITV simply ‘can’t afford to loose any names- especially after Richard left the camp just four days after the show started.
MailOnline reached out to ITV in order for them to comment.
Naughty Boy and Arlene both once expressed their desire that they leave Gwyrch Castle, after having been in the breakout camp, The Clink.
Following the Treacherous Traps trial the music producer made it clear that he wanted to leave.
Medical treatment: Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, is reportedly having counselling over his mother’s health, while Frankie is said to have developed a rash
It’s a Celebrity 2021 Lineup
CLAIM TO AME: Broadcaster & ex BBC Breakfast Host
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IN THE CASTLE TO DISPEL: It’s nice to be able to show the fun side of me rather than the serious news presenter.
PHOBIAS: This is a horrible idea!
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMPIt’s okay to hug you and make it more enjoyable!
MISS MOST My comfortable bed and lovely bath.
THE DREAM CAPER Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig – we wouldn’t have a problem getting stars if he were in the Castle.
CLAIM TO FAME: Olympic Gold Medallist
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE:My diving skills are very serious and I’m always calm. I hope you enjoy this opportunity to meet me.
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats.
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP I don’t mind helping out with cleaning.
MISS MOST My bed
DREAM CAMPER: Ed Sheeran, Will Smith
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio 1Xtra DJ
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE:My friends know me for my bubbly personality, but I’m also very shy when I go outside of my comfort zones.
PHOBIAS: Bugs, heights and I’m claustrophobic.
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP I love twerking on a Friday night and I’m going to teach everyone how to do it in the Castle!
MISS MOST My cat and lip gloss.
DREAMS CAMPERJim Carrey, Big Narstie.
CLAIM TO FAMILY: Television journalist and presenter
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Nothing. I don’t worry about what people think.
PHOBIAS: Heights. I’m not sure how I will feel if I have to walk across a plank very high up!
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP Cook, interviewer. I love finding out about people’s lives.
MISS MOST Apart from Judy, Judy and my family I don’t know what is going on in the news. A news addict, I am.
THE DREAM CAPER Jimmy Greaves. It would be a pleasure to have sat down with him and discussed goal scoring at the Castle.
DAME ARLENEPHILLIPS DBE
DAME ARLENEPHILLIPS DBE
CLAIM TO FAMILYChoreographer
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t really know the real me at home and I’d like to show people the motherly side, the side my family sees.
PHOBIAS:Ich hoffe that I can overcome my fear and take part in Trials
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP Mum and to organise some fun dance routines!
MISS MOST My notepad and pencil –I am known for always having to write down ideas.
THE DREAM CAPER Giovanna Fletcher –she is such a lovely, warm person.
CLAIM TO FAME:Produce
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IN THE CASTLE TO DISPEL: People don’t know the real me and I want everyone to get to know me.
PHOBIAS: Constrained spaces and high heights, but I’m determined to make the Trials work again.
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP Castle chef and someone who everyone can confide in.
MISS MOST My mum. I live with her and it’s going to be hard being away from her.
THE DREAM CAPER Sir Elton John would be amazing.
KADEENA COX MBE
KADEENA COX MBE
CLAIM TO FAMILY: Paralympic Gold Medallist
FAILURE TO DISPEL AT THE CASTLE IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION: It’s great to help people with disabilities to see that there are many things they can do in life.
PHOBIAS: Snakes, rats, spiders, heights – everything!
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP Chef – so long as there isn’t too much pressure to make the food interesting!
MISS MOST TikTok my mother and dog.
THE DREAM CAPER Thierry Henry –I love watching Arsenal play.
CLAIM TO FAMILY:The football legend
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IN THE CASTLE TO DISPEL: No, I do not hide behind any false identity. You get what you see.
PHOBIAS: I am going to tell you when I am in the Castle!
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP Chef. I love cooking and will add garlic and rosemary to my food.
MISS MOST My partner and my little girl. It’s going to be tough.
CLAIM TO FAMILY:Saturdays are the stars
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People think if you are in a pop group, you lead a glamorous lifestyle and won’t get stuck in, but I’m determined to muck in with all the chores.
PHOBIAS: Spiders, rats and confined spaces scare me.
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP The serial hugger.
MISS MOST Wayne and my brothers.
THE DREAM CAPER Larry Lamb and father figures
CLAIM TO FAMILY: Emmerdale actor
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL in THE CASTLE There is none, but I’d like to share with everyone my real-life personality and not just Aaron Dingle.
PHOBIAS: I am absolutely dreading the eating Trials! It is possible that I might gag.
ROLE IN THE CAPTAIN’S CAMP A shoulder to cry on and a person everyone can come to if they have a problem.
MISS MOST My fiancée, Steph, and our new baby.
THE DREAM CAPER Fred Sirieix and any other ex-football player. I won’t be able to leave them alone asking lots of questions!