Olivia Attwood finally breaks silence on why she left I'm A Celeb
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Olivia Attwood has revealed why she was forced to leave this year’s I’m A Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here! after just one day in the jungle.
In a statement, a show spokesperson said Attwood had left as a 'precautionary measure' to 'undergo medical checks'.
They added: "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."
Shortly after she departed, rumours swirled about the reason she left I’m A Celeb so early, with some suggesting it was due to breaking the Covid bubble.
Now, Attwood has revealed the real reason, telling the Daily Mail that she underwent a routine blood test and was told she was dangerously anaemic, with low sodium and potassium levels - leaving the star ‘worried’ and ‘confused’.
She told the outlet: “I was so scared, I was like ‘what the hell is wrong with me?’.
“They couldn't give me an answer, they just told me that they had to get me to the hospital immediately.
“The results were really, really low when they put them into their reader and they consulted with another doctor off site. I had those bloods done in England before I left, and they were fine. I was confused and of course very, very worried.”
Attwood says that further tests at the hospital came back normal, so she assumed the earlier results were wrong and she’d be allowed back to the jungle - but, as we now know, that wasn’t the case.
The 31-year-old also said she was back in the hotel expecting to be returned to camp, when she had a knock on the door from two of the I’m A Celeb team who told her they were not happy to sign her off to re-enter the show, despite the clean bill of health from the hospital.
She added: “If I went back into camp, they feared my levels might drop and it could be detrimental to my health and wellbeing."
“They were not willing to authorise my return and therefore I wasn't insured.”
Attwood, who had been one of the show’s favourites ahead of its launch, said the decision left her ‘absolutely devastated’.