Richard Madley said he “never says never” when asked if he’d go back to I’m a celebrity…get me out of here! After he was taken to hospital with what he said he suspected of being dehydrated.”
Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Madeley said he would consider returning to the show, but only if he could swap the Welsh castle for the Australian bush, saying it was “devastated” to have to withdraw from the show after he broke the show. Covid bubble as a result of his visit to the hospital.
Madley said the risk of bringing Covid back to the castle was too high and it might be a “show killing”.
got sick After facing the challenge of a kitchen disaster, he was taken to the hospital as a precaution when he fell ill in the early hours of the morning.
The TV star later said he felt “fitted” and was “frustrated” that Covid restrictions meant he was unable to return to the show.
He says he did not drink enough water and became dehydrated.
“I knew I was thirsty, and I’m so bad at remembering to drink water. When I was snuggling up my sleeping bag and it was cold, I thought, ‘Ah, I haven’t had a big drink in a while.'” Oh, I’ll do it when I wake up, and the next thing I knew I was just sitting there babbling. I was just talking nonsense.”
“I woke up, I didn’t know where I was, what was going on, and I could barely put a sentence together. As it turned out, it was harmless and there was nothing wrong. I went to the hospital, had all the tests you could imagine and got a 100 percent clean bill of health in The cent was happy to have me back.
“By then I’ve had a cup of tea and a drink of water and gone back to the bars, but ITV has a proper duty of care and if you have someone sitting in that castle talking nonsense at 4:30 in the morning, that’s typical of me anyway , but they have to check it in. It wasn’t until I was getting the meds back and they were saying you’re okay to come back I suddenly thought I could actually go back? I broke the bubble and then I said a product and they were so upset they said we’re destroying our brains but there’s no way I’m Here! “
He said he could have “killed the show” if he was allowed back.
“The fact of the matter is that if I went back to spend two hours outside, in the real world, with porters in the hospital and all that was left, if I had taken the error in it it would have killed the show. It would have spread very, very quickly.”
“And the show was going to stop, not because of the storm, but because of me.“So, they just had to follow protocol, and I don’t blame them at all.“I’ve been damaged, I still say, I’ve been damaged. I’ve got to get back there.”
GMB host Susanna Reid asked him if he’d be back on I’m A Celebrity…
“Never say never,” he said, but continued, saying that he would not return to the castle, but would look into the Australian forest.
“I would definitely have thought about it…but I wouldn’t do fortress again, thanks so much. I was there.
“I would go where it was warm. If you were thrown at a rattling, as we were, in the castle, it was cold. We were actually shivering. Whereas if you were thrown in jail in the woods, rat rock or whatever,” he said to Susanna Read and Ben Sheppard “at least it’s warm”.
I’m a Celeb contestants had to leave the castle after the production basee was damaged by Storm Arwen.
ITV said the show’s production base was “severely damaged” during Storm Irwin, which hit Wales and most of the UK from Friday night to Saturday.
Due to strict Covid rules, contestants will remain in quarantine until they can return to Castle Gwrych when production is able to safely resume.