Olivia Attwood has been forced to step down from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after a routine blood test showed she was anemic.
The test, which all of the contestants undergo at random throughout the show, also showed low sodium and potassium levels, leading staff to rush him to hospital immediately.
The former Love Island contestant, 31, revealed the truth about her departure after just 24 hours in the Australian jungle in an interview with the Mail On Sunday.
She said: “I was so scared, I was like, ‘What’s wrong with me?’
“They couldn’t answer me, they just told me that they had to take me to the hospital immediately.
“The results were really, really low when they put them in their meter and they saw another offsite doctor.
“I had these blood tests done in England before I left, and they were fine. I was confused and of course very, very worried.
However, when the tests were repeated at the hospital, they came back normal, according to Attwood.
The reality TV star was then taken to a hotel to sleep over while ITV decided if she could go back to the camp.
She added, “They said that due to the results the show’s medical team got from my readings, they weren’t happy to sign me back, even though I had the health check. hospital clean.
“If I went back to the camp, they feared that my level would drop and it would harm my health and well-being.”
She said ITV was not “willing to allow me to return so I was uninsured” before adding that she was “absolutely devastated”.
On her return to the UK, she underwent further blood tests, which again went well.
When asked if she would receive her full fee for the show, which would be between £100,000 and £125,000, she replied: “We haven’t discussed that yet.”
Attwood also said she didn’t know Matt Hancock was joining the show until she turned on her phone at Brisbane airport on her way home.
She said: “It’s funny to see him slim down and gunk but it’s not funny if you couldn’t hold someone’s hand when he died while smooching someone in his desk.
“NHS workers are protesting to be paid enough to survive and he is making money in the jungle. That doesn’t seem right, does it? »
ITV has been contacted for comment.
It comes after the public voted for the former Health Secretary, 44, to take part in his fifth consecutive I’m A Celebrity tryout.
Hancock will face the House of Horrors on Sunday and will be tasked with navigating a “strange house in the jungle” full of creatures.
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly broke the news at the end of Saturday night’s episode, prompting laughs from the contestants as well as supportive comments.
Hancock’s previous trials have seen him covered in molasses and feathers, trapped in a cage partially submerged in water, and crawling through dark tunnels.
McPartlin and Donnelly also announced that viewers can now vote on which campmate will become the leader.
Saturday’s episode also saw Hancock and his 23-year-old campmate Owen Warner, known as Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks, face off against a jungle-themed version of the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? titled: Who wants to look stupid on the air?
Hearing he would be taking part, Hancock laughed and said, “It was the most predictable result. That’s called looking dumb on air, so that’ll be me.
All of the campmates watched co-hosts McPartlin and Donnelly explain that they would need 11 stars to feed the whole camp.
The presenting duo then posed six multiple-choice questions with 60 seconds to answer each, and help from various lifelines.
Hancock and Warner were drenched in brown sauce before using Ask The Hosts to get McPartlin to correctly answer who plays Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies – Gary Oldman.
They couldn’t guess which Australian town the Hemsworth brothers were born in, while another question was cut off after fellow campers watching tried to give the correct answer, coughing loudly.
Hancock and Warner then called Sue Cleaver for help using her as their Phone A Friend for a question regarding the year Coronation Street started.
The soap star was drenched as she took the call, with Warner shouting, “Leave Sue alone!”
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues on ITV at 9 p.m.