ITV has officially confirmed that food critic Grace Dent has departed from the reality show “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.” Dent, who entered the Australian jungle with Nigel Farage, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Marvin Humes just over a week ago, left on medical grounds.
In an official statement, ITV expressed, “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.”
Dent, who had been selected for the latest Bushtucker trial, titled “Down The Tubes,” alongside Josie Gibson, was seen on the Sunday evening episode stating, “I just want to go home.”
Following Dent’s departure, EastEnders actress Danielle Harold is set to take part in the trial alongside Gibson, according to the PA news agency.
Prior to her exit, Dent had expressed her struggles in the jungle, particularly before facing the previous “Touchdown of Terror” trial. She shared with ITV presenter Gibson, “I’ve had enough. I’ve completely had enough. I just want to go home.” In the Bush Telegraph later, Dent added, “I haven’t got a lot left in me at the moment. I’m just keeping on a face for everybody.”
This season of “I’m A Celebrity” has garnered a comparatively lower audience than the previous year’s series, which featured former health secretary Matt Hancock. While last year’s launch episode attracted nearly 12 million viewers, the current season’s launch has been watched by seven million in its first week.
Additional participants in this year’s show include Made In Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, First Dates star Fred Sirieix, YouTuber Nella Rose, actor Nick Pickard, jockey Frankie Dettori, and former professional boxer Tony Bellew, who joined the camp a few days after the initial group entered.