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I’m A Celebrity: Richard Madeley rushed to hospital after ‘medical emergency’ in castle

Welsh Ambulance Service were called to emergency at 5.43am

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Richard Madeley. Photo credit: ITV

Richard Madeley. Photo credit: ITV

I'm A Celebrity contestants David Ginola, Louise Minchin, Snoochie Shy, Richard Madeley, Frankie Bridge, Kadeena Cox, Matty Lee, Naughty Boy, Ben Miller and Arlene Phillips (ITV/PA)

I'm A Celebrity contestants David Ginola, Louise Minchin, Snoochie Shy, Richard Madeley, Frankie Bridge, Kadeena Cox, Matty Lee, Naughty Boy, Ben Miller and Arlene Phillips (ITV/PA)

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Richard Madeley. Photo credit: ITV

TV presenter Richard Madeley has been taken to hospital after a "medical emergency" at the site of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The 65-year-old was seen treated by a medical team at the Welsh castle before being admitted to hospital as a precaution, ITV said.

On last night’s episode viewers saw Madeley slide head first into a sewer of rotten fruit and vegetables during a trial called Castle Kitchen Nightmares.

The challenge saw the presenter hunt for 10 hidden stars in a room "full of castle critters" as rotten food was dumped on him from above.

An ITV spokesman said: "Richard was unwell in the early hours and was immediately seen by our on-site medical team.

"He's since been taken to hospital as a precaution, the health and safety of our campmates is our priority."

Madeley, best-known for hosting This Morning alongside his wife Judy Finnigan, is one of 12 contestants taking part in this year's series at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

A spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 05.43am this morning, Thursday 25 November 2021, to reports of a medical emergency at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Conwy.

"We sent a paramedic in a rapid response car and an emergency ambulance to the scene, and one patient was taken to hospital."

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The flagship series is returning to Wales for a second year because of ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions, preventing filming at its usual Australian jungle location.


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