Olivia Attwood retired I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! only one day in the new series.
It has become known that the TV personality and presenter had to withdraw from the reality show due to a medical issue.
ITV confirmed the news TBENstating that the former Love Island star left the series “as a precaution” to “go through some medical checkups”.
A spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, the medical team has advised that it is not safe for Olivia to return to the camp as further investigations are required. She has been absolutely brilliant and she will be sorely missed on the show.”
It is unknown if an additional celebrity will join the series to replace Attwood.
Conservative MP Matt Hancock and comedian Sean Walsh will join the show later this week.
Attwood was revealed to enter the Australian jungle during the launch show, which aired on Sunday (November 6).
She was voted jungle VIP along with radio DJ Chris Moyles after jumping out of a helicopter.
Attwood was the first ex-Love Island contestant in the series, which has returned to Australia for the first time since 2019.
The show was forced to take place in Wales for two years due to the pandemic.
Hancock’s imminent involvement in the show has been condemned by viewers, as well as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. He is believed to have been paid £350,000 by producers.
On Monday (November 7) Good morning Great Britain revealed that Hancock already has a I am a Celebrity rule by being allowed to use his phone while quarantined in front of his entrance, a decision that was reprimanded by host Susanna Reid.
Meanwhile, a man who was once handcuffed to a wall by Boy George, an act that imprisoned the Culture Club singer, has criticized ITV for inviting him to the show.
However, a representative for the station said: “This is a historic conviction that goes back 12 years and Boy George has appeared numerous times on major TV networks worldwide over the past ten years, including as a coach for The Voice UK on the TBEN and The Voice Australia.”
The launch episode was watched by a peak of 10 million households.
Read TBEN‘s two-star review of the return of I am a Celebrity here, and live updates make up the launch episode here.