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Wednesday 19th February 2020

I'm A Celebrity's Joel Dommett taken to hospital after injury on set

Joel was missing from the jungle reality show

As if this series hasn't been dramatic enough so far - with snake bites, tears on day one, and staging accusations - we've now lost a presenter after a freak accident sent him to hospital.

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here: Extra Camp presenter Joel Dommett suffered a head injury, after severe winds caused a wooden sign to crash into him.

The presenter - who hosts alongside previous jungle queen Scarlett Moffatt and actor Joe Swash - was rushed to hospital to get stitches and be checked over.

I had seven stitches like a big brave boy and I’ll be back tomorrow

He revealed the traumatic incident on Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a picture of himself in hospital and with his head bandaged up.

He wrote: "Unfortunately due to unforeseen windy circumstances blowing the set onto my head during rehearsals, I won’t be able to present Extra Camp this evening."

Joel got stitches (credit: joeldommett Instagram)

The 32-year-old revealed: "I had seven stitches like a big brave boy and I’ll be back tomorrow. To be honest I’m less worried about my health and more worried that the show will be better without me. Half a day off school to go home and watch neighbours! Woo!"

He also wished his co-stars the best, writing: "GOOD LUCK @scarlettmoffatt and @realjoeswashy."

Joel then took to InstaStories to thank everyone for their concern and declare: "I'm OK, I've got this little cartoon bandage."

He thanked fans for their concern (credit: joeldommett Instagram)

He described the incident, admitting he'd got blood all over Scarlett's hoodie and laughing: "I fainted, then I woke up and Joe was kissing my face."

His 587k followers wished him a speedy recovery writing: "Hope you feel better soon 🙏😘." A second commented: "Poor you won’t be same without you haha."

A third joked: "Where there’s blame there’s a claim! 😂😂."

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Scarlett, 28, shared her sadness at losing her sidekick, taking to Instagram to post a picture of the remaining team, which included Joe, Megan McKenna and Andi Peters.

She wrote: "What a team... just missing my right hand man & fellow jungle hammock swinging buddy Joel 🐍🕷🐛."

Fans clamoured to know what would happen without Joel and whether he'd be back.

One wrote: "Hope he is ok 😘," as another asked: "Will Joel be back tonight?"

Scarlett said she missed her pal (credit: scarlettmoffatt Instagram)

She also recorded a video on her InstaStories, thanking fans for all their support. She added: "I really miss Joel, but hopefully he'll be back tomorrow."

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Poor Joel! This sounds like it was pretty traumatic, but maybe worth it to get a kiss from Joe Swash...

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