VIEWERS of I'm A Celebrity's Legends Of The Castle have been left heartbroken after Richard Madeley made a heartbreaking admission.
The Good Morning Britain presenter could be heard discussing the reason why the public was choosing him to take part in the gruelling Bushtucker Trials.
Richard, 65, was forced out of the ITV reality show after just four days when he suffered a health scare and was rushed to hospital.
Having broken the Covid bubble created for the show, the journalist was told he could not go back into Gwrych Castle to join his co-stars.
Despite his short time on the show, Richard still had an opportunity to get stuck in with the Bushtucker Trials, as he was voted in by the public watching from home.
In Legends Of The Castle on Wednesday night, the star could be heard mulling over the reasons why he was voted in for the first trials.
Viewers were left heartbroken as Richard speculated with his fellow celebs that it could be because those watching at home "because they hated him".
"Have I been picked because people hate me?" he could be heard asking as he looked back over his days in the ITV competition.
Fans immediately flooded Twitter to show their support for Richard, and gush over how they wished he had "more time" before he was forced to leave.
"I still feel quite sorry for Richard. He was barely in it," one viewer responded.
"It's a shame Richard didn't stay longer, it would of been good to see him more," a second chimed in, as a third agreed: "I’m sad he had to leave early."
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"Good to see Richard again such a shame he had to leave," a fourth added, as a fifth viewer concluded: "Justice for Richard!"
The TV favourite left crew and cast mates terrified when he fell ill in the early hours of Thursday morning, and he was quickly whisked to hospital.
While he was then given the all clear to return to camp, he was forced out of the reality show because he'd broken the set's ultra-secure Covid bubble.
Richard admitted it was "simply not an option" for him to go back in amid the show's stringent safeguarding rules amid the pandemic.
Concerned viewers previously accused the trial of making Richard ill after he was spotted visibly shaking as he complained about being "freezing".
In a statement, he'd previously admitted to being "gutted" to leave the show after just four days – with his daughter Chloe saying on Instagram that he is "livid".
However, Richard is expected to pick up his full £200,000 fee because his departure was out of his control, but he insisted on GMB today that he is leaving the finances for his agents to sort out.
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