DJ Locksmith loses I’m Celeb stint because no one is going to replace Richard Madeley

DJ Locksmith has lost the rumor that I am a celebrity as no one will replace Richard Madeley on the ITV show.

The 34-year-old musician, who is part of the group Rudimental, was reportedly on standby to replace the 65-year-old presenter after he was rushed to hospital with an unknown medical condition.

However, no celebrity will enter the camp to replace him.

Missed: DJ Locksmith missed out on I’m Celeb stint as no one will replace Richard Madeley after his hospital visit broke the ‘Covid bubble’

Earlier this month, the DJ – real name Leon Rolle – was spotted arriving in Wales with the other camp mates to begin their two-week quarantine ahead of the new series – and was subsequently reported to be a stand-in contestant.

MailOnline has reached out to an ITV representative for comment.

In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, Richard, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year’s competition, was taken sick for hours after taking part in a grueling lawsuit and complaining about the freezing temperatures of the Castle.

In a statement, Richard, who was believed to be being treated at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he is “well” following his health fears, but confirmed he would have to leave the series after he suffered the “Covid- bubble” of the show had broken.

End of the trip: Richard was a big blow to the show as one of their top notes, getting sick for hours after taking part in a grueling trial and complaining about the castle's freezing temperatures

End of the trip: Richard was a big blow to the show as one of their top notes, getting sick for hours after taking part in a grueling trial and complaining about the castle’s freezing temperatures

Requirements: Earlier this month, the DJ - real name Leon Rolle - was spotted arriving in Wales with the other camp mates to begin their two-week quarantine ahead of the new series - then was reported to be a stand-in contestant. used to be

Requirements: Earlier this month, the DJ – real name Leon Rolle – was spotted arriving in Wales with the other camp mates to begin their two-week quarantine ahead of the new series – then was reported to be a stand-in contestant. used to be

The broadcaster said, ‘Hello everyone! Richard here – first off just to say I’m totally fine. I began to feel unwell in the wee hours of the morning and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

“By leaving the camp I had consequently broken the Covid ‘bubble’ and as such I had to leave the castle and all the great celebrities who are left behind in the camp.

“Of course I’m sorry that I have to leave so soon, but the safety of all camp mates is the number one priority. I’m incredibly excited to see how their journey continues… even more so at the prospect of being somewhere a little warmer than Gwrych Castle…

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me during my short but totally unforgettable adventure – I made great friends and honestly had the time of my life.”

'Stripped': In a statement, the broadcaster, who was reportedly at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he is 'fine' after his health scare

‘Stripped’: In a statement, the broadcaster, who was reportedly at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he is ‘fine’ after his health scare

An I’m A Celebrity spokesperson added: “Our strict Covid protocols mean that unfortunately Richard has had to leave the show as he is no longer in the bubble that celebrities form when entering the castle.

“He really has been a brilliant camp mate and we are grateful to him for being a part of this series.”

A source also told MailOnline: “Richard is devastated. He gave his best in the tribulations and embraced every part of life in the camp, this is not the way he saw his I’m A Celeb journey end.

Returning Richard to camp would pose too great a risk to the other participants, who have isolated themselves and formed a bubble to protect themselves from a potential Covid-19 outbreak on set.

“Everyone on the show will miss him – he’s been a big part of the camp and it’s so disappointing he won’t be able to return.”

Richard’s daughter Chloe, 34, revealed her dad is “furious” he can’t go back to the I’m A Celebrity camp after his hospital shock.

Presenter Chloe, 34, took to Instagram to say she had spoken to her father and that although he was annoyed that he couldn’t return, he was “absolutely fine”, before gushing that she was “so proud” of him .

She wrote: ‘Thank you for all your lovely messages, Dad is all right, we’ve been talking to him all day and in the end he’s just furious that he can’t go back to camp due to Covid restrictions.’

She continued: “He made himself proud. He worked hard and was his calm, collected, kind and funny self. We are so proud!’

Family: Richard's daughter Chloe has revealed her father is 'furious' cannot return to the I'm A Celebrity camp after his hospital shock on Thursday (pictured together, 2014)

Family: Richard’s daughter Chloe has revealed her father is ‘furious’ cannot return to the I’m A Celebrity camp after his hospital shock on Thursday (pictured together, 2014)

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 05:43 this morning, Thursday 25 November 2021, with reports of a medical emergency at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Conwy.

“We sent an EMS with an emergency car and an ambulance to the scene and one patient was taken to hospital.”

After news of Richard’s hospitalization broke, Susanna Reid, co-host of Good Morning Britain, also took to Twitter to express her well wishes.

She wrote: ‘Sending love – I hope he’s feeling good now. Doing a great job on #IACGMOOH and supporting everyone. Get well soon Richard.’

A few hours earlier, Richard had earned just four stars in his first solo trial, Kitchen Nightmares, and confessed that the ordeal had left him “frozen.”

Disgusting!  Richard had earned just four stars in his first solo trial, Kitchen Nightmares, in scenes aired Wednesday night — confessing that the ordeal had left him

Disgusting! Richard had earned just four stars in his first solo trial, Kitchen Nightmares, in scenes aired Wednesday night — confessing that the ordeal had left him “frozen.”

He had to use his mouth to try to untie some knots to retrieve stars hanging from a rope.

As the guts and offal fell on him, the host struggled to untie the string to the stars and said angrily, “Holy Moly,” before the horn sounded again, marking the end of the task.

About the knot he said, ‘Who made these knots? It’s wet and it’s tight. This one isn’t tight,” Ant and Dec laugh.

Challenging: The discouraged star returned to camp and shared how difficult he found the process

Challenging: The discouraged star returned to camp and shared how difficult he found the process

‘What a disappointment,’ said Richard. ‘We are going to eat something tonight. I really hoped I could do better than that.”

A disheartened Richard returned to camp and told them how difficult he found the process, and the camp mates graciously accepted that he’d only managed to get four stars, leading to a measly squirrel dinner.

At the end of the show, which was broadcast live, Richard was seen along with the rest of the camp by Ant and Dec being told that all 10 of them would be heading to the proving area for the latest challenge.

Still on: The first footage from Thursday's show, which was partially filmed Wednesday night, showed Richard along with his camp mates before being hospitalized

Still on: The first footage from Thursday’s show, which was partially filmed Wednesday night, showed Richard along with his camp mates before being hospitalized

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