Freddie Starr rushed to hospital after I’m A Celebrity challenge

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I’m A Celebrity contestant Freddie Starr was rushed to hospital yesterday after suffering with suspected food poisoning.

The comedian became ill after competing in a Bushtucker Trial with The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright.

Starr had to eat a fermented egg during the challenge, which he won with flying colours as he appeared unfazed by how disgusting the ‘food’ was.

An ITV spokesperson said: “Freddie Starr was taken unwell in the jungle. He was immediately attended to by on-site medics and taken to hospital where he was assessed by doctors.”

“He will remain in hospital overnight as a precaution, and further tests continue. However, Freddie is in great spirits and is keeping nursing staff ­entertained.”

Other items on the menu during the ‘Greasy Spoon’ trial were a pig’s anus, cockroach milkshake, camel toe, turkey testicle and mice tails.

Starr ate everything on offer, while Mark struggled a lot more and admitted there was no way he could have beaten his opponent.

A show insider continued the assessment, saying: “Mark is fine, which suggests that this isn’t down to anything Freddie ate. Then again, Mark didn’t eat the cockroaches, the turkey balls or the fermented egg.”

“The unpredictability of the jungle is what sets this programme apart from other shows. The element of jeopardy is always there. However, the celebs are watched 24 hours a day.”

With the celebrities enduring a tough start to life in the jungle, the viewers are clearly very interested in proceedings with 12.5million people watching the launch show on Sunday evening.

Things are going to be shaken up even more this week too with former pop star Sinitta and DJ Pat Sharp joining the group.

As for the I’m A Celebrity betting markets at the moment, Mark Wright is the favourite to win at 2/1, followed by Fatima Whitbread at 5/1 and Antony Cotton at 6/1.

The favourite to leave the show first is Stephanie Powers at 11/4.

Alice Langley
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One Comment on "Freddie Starr rushed to hospital after I’m A Celebrity challenge"

  1. Clive Montague says:

    Best wishes to Freddie! Hope he comes back to the Jungle!

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