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'Real reason' why Grace Dent quit I'm A Celeb

Jess Hardiman

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'Real reason' why Grace Dent quit I'm A Celeb

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After Grace Dent made a shock exit from I’m a Celebrity, many fans of the show have been left wondering what prompted her to quit.

Announcing her departure earlier today, ITV cited ‘medical’ reasons but did not elaborate any further.

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The channel said in a statement: “Unfortunately Grace Dent has left the show on medical grounds.

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

Not long after taking part in another trial on Friday night's episode, 50-year-old Grace said: "I’ve had enough. I’ve completely had enough. I just want to go home."

But her fellow campmate 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."

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Fans noticed she didn't look well in last night's episode. Credit: ITV
Fans noticed she didn't look well in last night's episode. Credit: ITV

Last night, the food critic didn’t even appear to react when she was picked to do the Bushtucker Trial 'Down The Tubes', with many fans noticing she ‘didn’t look well’.

An insider has now revealed to the Daily Mail that Grace’s decision to leave was a mutual decision between the star and show bosses – who had supposedly intervened after seeing her visible deterioration on the show.

A source close to her said: “Grace decided to leave the jungle soon after it was announced that she would be doing the latest Bushtucker Trial.

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“Knowing that she would be facing another tough challenge was the straw that broke the camel's back.”

They continued: “It was mutually agreed upon that she would stand down from the competition, it was clear that she wasn't being herself, she had lost all energy when usually she's witty and fun to be around.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

“ITV's duty of care and welfare teams had stepped in, and rightly so.

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“She had struggled since living in the camp with less amenities, the weather this year has been particularly miserable and as a restaurant critic, not eating well proved to be harder than she could have ever imagined.

“Grace is looking forward to seeing her loved ones now and after a few days of rest and recovery will be fine.”

I’m a Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.

Topics: Im A Celebrity, TV And Film

Jess Hardiman
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