I’m A Celeb: Olivia Attwood Will ‘Still Receive Fee’ After Quitting Due To Medical Issues

Apparently she's already on her way home.

Olivia Atwood

by Hanna Woodside |
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This year's I'm A Celeb has only just begun and already one celeb has called it quits. Former Love Islander Olivia Attwood, 31, has pulled out of the competition for medical reasons shortly after entering the jungle in Sunday's launch show.

But despite the unforeseen turn of events, Olivia is 'still in line to be paid' according to a source, with reports placing the fee at around £125k.

A show insider told The Sun: 'Olivia was involved in a medical drama overnight. She really want to go back into the camp but medics won't let her.'

Meanwhile an ITV spokesperson said, 'As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks. Unfortunately the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be a further investigation. She has been absolutely brilliant and she’ll be very much missed on the show.'

In a statement shared to Olivia's Instagram stories by the friend and/or family running her account, Olivia was said to be 'heartbroken'.

'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.'

It is thought that Olivia is already on her way home back to the UK.


This year's series sees the action return to the Australian jungle for the first time since 2019, with the last two series being filmed in North Wales due to Covid travel restrictions. Among the first 10 contestants to enter the jungle were Olivia, Chris Moyles, Boy George and Scarlette Douglas.

Hosts Ant and Dec confirmed there will be two extra arrivals to the camp, joking that they had managed to keep the identities a 'complete secret' adding, 'You are going to be surprised, guys. We are going to be rolling out the welcome mat for them soon'. A not so subtle acknowledgement that politician Matt Hancock will be entering the jungle, amid much controversy.

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