It read: ‘To say Olivia is heartbroken would be an understatement, she dreamed of doing IAC 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 in due course’: Olivia Attwood’s family revealed she’s ‘heartbroken’ after being forced to leave the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle earlier today due to medical reasons
A source close to Olivia told MailOnline: ‘She’s so upset. She is absolutely devastated.
‘She felt so honoured and privileged to have been the first Love Island star to be given the opportunity to go into the I’m A Celeb jungle.
‘The worst part is that she absolutely did not quit the show and hates anyone thinking it was her decision to leave.
‘She wanted to take part still, but she had to leave for reasons beyond her control, which will be explained at a later time.’
Shock: A statement was posted on the 31-year-old Love Island star’s Instagram account on Monday explaining that ITV viewers will ‘hear the truth in due course’ about her shock exit
Earlier in the day, her fiancé Bradley Dack has confirmed that the TV personality is ‘fine’, but will be ‘gutted’ with the early departure – after only spending 24 hours in the jungle.
However, admitting that even he doesn’t know why Olivia is leaving, the Blackburn Rovers footballer told MailOnline: ‘I just saw it in the news, like anyone else’.
Bradley added: ‘She’ll be gutted. I think she’s fine, but I haven’t spoken to her. I’m really not sure what’s happened. I just saw it in the news, like anyone else. I’m waiting for a call.’
It read: ‘To say Olivia is heartbroken would be an understatement, she dreamed of doing IAC 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).’
It has been reported that the TV star will still get her £125,000 fee for appearing despite withdrawing from camp just 24 hours after arriving., according to The Mirror.
A TV source revealed that due to a particular clause in her celebrity contract, she will still receive her full fee, which is understood to be approximately £100,000 -£125,000.
After making history as the first Love Island personality to compete on the ITV show , the reality star has now left the camp after being involved in a reported ‘medical drama’.
She is already on her way home to be consoled by midfielder Bradley after trying in vain to beg show bosses to return to the camp.
EXCLUSIVE ‘She’ll be gutted’: Olivia fiancée Bradley Dack insists Love Island star is ‘fine’ after being forced to quit I’m A Celeb on ‘medical grounds’ (but even he has no idea why!)
A show spokesman told MailOnline: ‘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 further investigation. She has been absolutely brilliant and she’ll be very much missed on the show.’
Olivia’s early exit means she’s tied for the shortest stint in camp after EastEnders actress Elaine Lordan also withdrew after just 24 hours during the 2005 series when she fainted twice in one day.
It’s a shock blow to the ITV series, which returned on Sunday night with two million more viewers than last year , after spending two years being filmed in Wales due to the Covid pandemic.
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk