Lady Colin Campbell exits I'm A Celebrity jungle on 'medical grounds'

Her departure comes just four days before the show’s final.

Press Association
Last updated: 2 December 2015 - 4.15pm

Lady Colin Campbell has left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on “medical grounds”.

The controversial camper was reportedly spotted at the Palazzo Versace hotel on Australia’s Gold Coast on Wednesday morning – the location where evicted contestants stay during the series.

I'm a Celebrity's Lady Colin Campbell
I’m A Celebrity’s Lady Colin Campbell (ITV/Rex)

A statement on ITV’s website said: “Lady C has left the jungle on medical grounds.”

The 66-year-old’s exit comes just four days before the show’s final on December 6.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, evicted campmate Chris Eubank said: “I’m as shocked and stunned as the rest of you. To me she looked in good health.”

Lady C during a trial (ITV)

Lady C had been one of the most talked about contestants on the show, famous for her clashes with fellow campers, particularly Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley and choreographer Brian Friedman.

As a result of her departure, the latest viewer vote has been cancelled. Viewers who voted by phone will receive a full refund.

ITV has released no further information about Lady C’s condition.

Lady Colin Campbell and Brian Friedman
Lady Colin Campbell and Brian Friedman (ITV/Rex)

At 66, she was the joint oldest camper in this series alongside Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne.

Before going into the jungle she was best known for writing a book about Diana, Princess of Wales, which detailed her affair with James Hewitt.

Lady C has previously said she has no phobias, but added: “I don’t think I am that brave.”

Asked what she would miss most during her stint in the camp, she said: “My children, dogs, cats and my life.”

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