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ITV shares statement after I’m A Celeb star Grace Dent quits

Lauren Wilkins

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ITV shares statement after I’m A Celeb star Grace Dent quits

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Masterchef star Grace Dent has quit I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The food critic, 50, joined the likes of Nella Rose, Sam Thompson, and Fred Sirieix Down Under for the latest season of the beloved ITV show.

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Not long after taking part in a trial on Friday night's (24 November) episode of the show, Grace said: "I’ve had enough. I’ve completely had enough. I just want to go home."

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But fellow camp mate Josie Gibson encouraged her, saying: "It’ll be good for you. What an experience."

In the Bush Telegraph, Grace later admitted: "I haven’t got a lot left in me at the moment. I’m just keeping a face on for everybody."

And on Sunday night (26 November), she was picked to do the Bushtucker Trial 'Down The Tubes' but didn't appear to react after hearing the news.

After hosts Ant and Dec had left the camp, Grace's camp mates appeared to rally around her for support.

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However, her time on I'm A Celeb has now come to an abrupt end.

Grace Dent has left I'm A Celeb. Credit: ITV
Grace Dent has left I'm A Celeb. Credit: ITV

A show spokesperson said in a statement: "Unfortunately Grace Dent has left the show on medical grounds.

"She has been a great campmate and will be missed by her fellow celebrities and viewers alike."

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A source close to Grace has said that the 50-year-old is heading back to the UK. They told The Mirror: "She is heading back to London today. She is tired and she just wants to get home."

It has also been reported that EastEnders star Danielle Harold will be taking Grace's place in the trial alongside This Morning's Josie Gibson.

Fans of the show noticed how quiet Grace appeared in recent episodes and took to social media to share their concerns.

One wrote: "Is Grace ok?? Think she needs checking on she looks so deflated #ImACeleb.”

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Another added: "I’m actually worried about Grace Dent, she looks really poorly whilst they drink this awful stuff #ImACeleb."

Many viewers were concerned about Grace in last night's (26 November) episode. Credit: ITV
Many viewers were concerned about Grace in last night's (26 November) episode. Credit: ITV

While a third commented: "Someone should check Grace's pulse. That girl does not look well. #ImACeleb.”

Before entering the camp, Grace said: “Everything is filling me with a real sense of dread. But I am especially dreading being really hungry because I tend to eat four or five posh meals out a week because I am a restaurant critic.

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“I know they are going to give me an eating trial and I am dreading putting even worse things in my mouth than I have in the past in fancy restaurants!

"I think I will be writing very stiff columns about the jungle food when I come out!"

She added: “I am just determined to not go out first. And if I can get quite far, I would be really pleased.

"I don’t want my life to be different when I finish this programme. I don’t want to change anything at all but this is such a great challenge. It’s going to be fun.”

I'm A Celeb continues tonight on ITV and ITVX at 9pm.

Topics: Im A Celebrity, Celebrity, TV And Film, ITV

Lauren Wilkins
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