Olivia Attwood says she's 'heartbroken' in first interview since leaving I'm A Celeb
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Olivia Attwood has described herself as 'heartbroken' over having to leave the jungle in her first interview since her quick exit from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.
The much-loved show had barely got off the ground this year before it was announced that Attwood, who was one of the twelve campmates set to try and last three weeks in the Australian bush, would be leaving the show for good.
A spokesperson explained at the time that she left for a 'precautionary measure' to 'undergo medical checks', adding: "Unfortunately, the medical team has advised that it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation. She has been absolutely brilliant and she'll be very much missed on the show."
Her departure sparked speculation that her departure may have been related to Covid-19, but a statement shared online quickly shut down those rumours.
"For clarity Olivia did not leave the jungle due to Covid reasons," it read.
Another statement added: "To say Olivia is heartbroken would be an understatement. She dreamed of doing I'm A Celeb for years and was absolutely loving every second of the show and throwing herself into jungle life feet first (just as we knew she would).
"However, for reasons beyond her control her journey has been cut short. Your support and kind words have meant the absolute world to her, now as much as it always has. You will hear the truth from Olivia in due course and she will be back on your screens in the New Year. Ps. Who's going to roast Matt Hancock now?"
After the messages online, Attwood has now spoken out herself in an interview with the Mail Online in which she said that she was 'absolutely devastated' to have to go home.
"I'm not a crier but I started to cry, it was so emotional, and I was heartbroken and gutted," she added.
Prior to entering the jungle, Attwood had told the publication she was hoping the experience would be a positive one, explaining: "I'm hoping that the jungle will really suit me because the things that over stimulate me is too much blue light, phone, laptops, TV, caffeine, alcohol, too much sugar, all that stuff in our daily lives makes me a bit wild whereas there's none of that in the jungle.
"I love nature and animals so I'm hoping it will have a nice effect on me.'
Attwood admitted she didn't think she'd win the show, but expressed hopes that the show would 'expose [her] to a whole new audience'.
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