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I’m A Celebrity: Richard Madeley fans wonder why he can’t go back in castle

Richard spoke to hosts Ant and Dec about his exit

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I’m A Celebrity viewers are wondering why Richard Madeley isn’t allowed back in the castle following his interview with Ant and Dec.

Richard was forced to quit the programme this week following a hospital dash due to a medical emergency.

The star explained that even though he was “fine”, he can’t re-enter the castle because he had “broken the COVID ‘bubble’” by leaving camp to go to hospital.

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Richard spoke to Ant and Dec about his exit (Credit: ITV)

Richard Madeley on I’m A Celebrity

During last night’s show, Richard spoke to hosts Ant and Dec in the castle studio about his exit.

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However, viewers said it didn’t make sense that Richard appeared in the studio with Ant and Dec – who go in and out of camp – but can’t actually go back in.

Many also wondered if Richard could go back in after providing a negative COVID-19 result.

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Richard quit I’m A Celebrity following his hospital dash (Credit: ITV)

What did viewers say?

One person said: “Why couldn’t Richard do a coronavirus test and if it came back negative then he could go back in?”

Another wrote: “How is Richard not about to go to the camp if he would’ve been negative for covid, seeing he’s able to speak to @antanddec so surely he wouldn’t be spreading the Covid.”

A third tweeted: “So it’s OK for Richard M to be interviewed in person in the studio by Ant & Dec, who are in the COVID bubble but he’s not able to go back into camp!? That doesn’t make much sense to me.”

Another added: “I don’t understand how it’s OK for Richard to be interviewed in the studio by Ant & Dec but can’t go back into camp, surely Ant & Dec are included in the covid bubble too?”

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Richard had to leave the I’m A Celebrity castle (Credit: ITV)

However, Ant and Dec responded to the questions.

Journalist Dawn Neesom tweeted: “So @richardm56 can’t go back into camp because of #Covid but can sit & talk to @antanddec who then go into camp? #ImACeleb #fishy.”

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Ant and Dec said on their joint Twitter account: “At a 2m distance for 6 minutes. #NotThatFishy.”

Meanwhile, one fan also hit back: “[Covid] wouldn’t show up this soon.”

During his chat, Richard said he had “just a funny little turn” but he’s “as fit as a fiddle”.

I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV, tonight (November 27), at 9pm.

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