ITV I'm A Celebrity's Richard Madeley taken to hospital after falling ill overnight

By Ben Reid

I'm A Celebrity star Richard Madeley has reportedly been rushed to hospital overnight after falling ill in the camp.

The 65-year-old presenter was sent to A&E after worrying production staff and his fellow co-stars with the sudden illness, The Sun have reported.

A source told the publication: "It was horrifying - campers were really upset and concerned, all of the crew and medics rushed to set to help him."

They continued that it was a "real scare" for everyone and that he was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution but is now on the mend.

An ITV spokesperson told the publication and the Mirror: "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."

It comes just after Richard took part in the Kitchen Nightmares trial, which saw him dive headfirst down a shoot and doused in mouldy fruit and vegetables as he searched for stars.

He was left disappointed after returning from the trial with only four stars out of ten after struggling to untie knots.

Richard appeared to be in good health during the trial and was seen laughing and joking with Ant and Dec throughout.

Before entering Gwrych Castle, Richard said that he wanted to be voted to do trials.

“I really hope I do get voted for the Trials," he said.

“The thing about this programme is you mustn’t go in to it if you take yourself remotely seriously. I don’t and I am thoroughly looking forward to being covered in god knows what."

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