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I’m A Celeb 2021: Campmates in tears as Richard Madeley sends emotional video message after leaving

Richard Madeley’s video message to camp left them in tears (Picture; ITV)

The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here campmates were left in tears after finding out the Richard Madeley would not be retuning to camp.

Richard, 65, had come down with a sudden illness in the early hours of Thursday morning which required him to go to hospital to be checked over.

While he later told his followers he was ‘fine’, he was not allowed to return to the show as he had broken the Covid ‘bubble’ the group had been in.

In Friday’s show, which was pre-recorded due to Storm Arwen battering Wales, viewers were shown the moment the other stars found out that Richard would not be returning.

Danny Miller said in the Telegraph: ‘Waking up this morning in camp and not seeing Richard’s smiley face was hard.’

Louise Minchin added: ‘Every time we walked past his empty bed it was another wrench to all our hearts. Frankie and I are hoping he’ll be back so we made his bed for him,’ while Frankie Bridge admitted: ‘We’re sad and we miss him.’

New campmate Simon Gregson then walked down to the camp with a tablet containing a video message from Richard, in which he told them he would not be back.

He said in the message: ‘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.

‘I’m as fit as a fiddle in which case I could/should be back in with you right now. But it’s our old friend Covid, I had to come out into the Covid world and I can’t risk bringing the bug back in with me and ruining the experience for you guys, the programme and the viewers. So that’s it, my adventure is over.’

He was a much-loved member of the camp (Picture: ITV)

Emotions were overflowing as he told them: ‘I just want to say how much I love you, you know I mean that and how much I’m grateful to you for everything you’ve said and done for me over the past few days and I’m going to set up that WhatsApp group we spoke about for when you come out.

‘We can all talk to each other again and hopefully meet up. Anyway, I’ll be watching over the next few weeks and I wish you all the love and luck in the world, I can’t wait to see who wins.’Frankie sobbed: ‘Of course he did the perfect video,’ while Louise added in the Telegraph: ‘We saw his face, we saw how he was, we saw Richard back to his cheery, brilliant, funny self.’

I’m A Celebrity airs weekdays from 9pm on ITV. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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