Olivia Attwood could have her moment to shine on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! following her early exit on series 22.
The Love Island star, 31, joined the reality programme alongside the likes of Mike Tindall and Queen of the jungle Jill Scott, but was forced to drop out before Seann Walsh and Matt Hancock entered the camp.
She later revealed that she was rushed to A&E by ITV staff after ‘routine blood tests’ showed her to be ‘dangerously anaemic’.
ITV bosses weren’t happy to let her back into the jungle after the health scare, despite the hospital giving her the all clear, so Olivia flew back home and has since been updating followers over her struggles of being robbed of the experience, which had been ‘five years in the making’.
However, bosses are set to bring Olivia back into the jungle in this year’s series.
‘Olivia’s time in the jungle last year was to give her a platform so that ITV could give her a big show,’ a source told The Mail on Sunday.
‘Now they are getting her back for this year and will start the whole
plan again. ITV bosses know she will be popular on I’m A Celeb… and
that viewers will just love her.’
Metro.co.uk understands that nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Olivia explained that she was removed from the show after blood tests
showed that she was dangerously anaemic. At the time, she recalled: ‘I was so scared, I was like, ‘What the hell is wrong with me?’
‘They couldn’t give me an answer, they just told me that they had to get
me to the hospital immediately.The results were really, really low when they put them into their reader and they consulted with another doctor off site. I had those bloods done in England before I left, and they were fine. I was confused
and of course very, very worried…’
She added: ‘I didn’t know what to think. I was wondering if I had picked up a
virus, was I pregnant, all of these things were going through my head.
It was absolutely frightening.’
In the run-up to last year’s final, Olivia told her Instagram followers: ‘I think I am sensitive as well, I probably underestimated that I’m finding it hard that it was the jungle final this week and I was told to f**k off after 24 hours, and I wanted to stay to the end.
‘I think I pretended like it’s fine but deep down I’m probably not fine really.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Olivia Attwood’s reps for comment.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is available to watch on ITVX.
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