I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Olivia Attwood will still get paid her £125k fee despite being forced to quit the show early, reports claim.
The Love Island star withdrew from the ITV show on medical grounds after just 24 hours in the jungle, with her fiancé Bradley Dack since confirming that she is ‘fine’.
According to insiders, Olivia will still be paid her hefty fee for her time on the programme despite her short stint.
‘Olivia wanted to continue and because it was the medical team’s decision she has done nothing wrong and so should be in line to get paid,’ a TV source told The Mirror.
Olivia’s shock exit was confirmed on Monday, just hours after the new series launched on Sunday night.
An ITV spokesperson said: ‘As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.
‘Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be a further investigation.
‘She has been absolutely brilliant and she’ll be very much missed on the show.’
It’s not yet known whether the reality star will be replaced by another celebrity.
In previous years, the show has had backup stars on hand in case they need to be drafted in.
Former contestant Nicola McLean claimed in 2019 that the celebrities on standby get paid £20,000 regardless of whether they make it onto the series or not.
During her short but sweet tenure on I’m A Celebrity, Olivia was crowned a VIP, and picked radio presenter Chris Moyles to join her for the special treatment.
After discovering the news, she said: ‘I am equal parts flattered and unnerved the public voted for me to be a VIP.’
She soon learned that she would be marooned on an island along with Chris, Boy George, and property expert Scarlette Douglas, before facing the first trial of the series.
Viewers will see Olivia take on her gruesome trial – along with the other three VIPs – scenes set to air tonight.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Olivia’s rep for comment.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs tonight at 9pm on ITV.