Richard Madeley has revealed the bizarre thing he ate as his first meal after leaving the I’m A Celebrity castle last week due to health reasons.
Returning to ITV’sGood Morning Britain this morning (Monday, November 29) for the first time in nearly a month following his short-lived stint on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, Richard told hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard that he had binged two tins of spam after quitting Gwrych Castle.
His revelation came after he made a dramatic exit from the hit show, after he had a ‘funny turn’ shortly after taking part in the Kitchen Nightmares challenge that saw him crawl through rotting food to collect stars.
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Richard, 65, fell ill in the early hours of Thursday morning before being taken to hospital for a checkup.
As a result of breaking the show’s Covid bubble, Richard was forced to quit the show permanently.
Ahead of Richard’s appearance on Good Morning Britain, the show took to Twitter to reach out to viewers and ask them to guess what they thought Richard may have treated himself to when he returned.
Twitter users were asked to pick between crisps, olives, spam and chocolate.
On GMB this morning, Susanna, 50, announced Richard’s appearance and said: “We have been asking for your guesses on what Richard Madeley binged on after leaving the castle…”
Ben, 46, announced that crisps were in the lead before asking Richard to reveal the answer to which he announced: “Between 9 o’clock on Saturday morning and maybe 11:30 on Saturday morning, I ate two large tins of Spam. Yes.”
Trying to explain what was behind his odd craving, he continued: “I don’t know! Why do pregnant women crave to eat coal? I don’t get it.
“I like Spam and from time to time I have a Spam sandwich and I know that’s very dated and it puts me back in the post-war generation. I quite like Spam.
“But I don’t know. I mean, you know, rice and beans most of the time, Spam is quite highly flavoured and quite highly spiced and I just suddenly developed and absolute passion for it and I was starving.
“So I had about 10 Spam sandwiches.”
Talking about his time on I’m A Celeb, Richard confirmed he wouldn’t be keen to return to the castle, but would consider a stint in the Australian jungle, where the hit show was based prior to the pandemic.
“Well, it would depend on [the show] asking me. I’ve only just come out.
Never say never, I’d certainly consider it.
“I wouldn’t do the castle again. Done that, been there. I’ll go where it’s warm, because if you get chucked in The Clink it was freezing, we were actually shivering.
“Whereas if you’re cast in the jail in the jungle, at least it’s warm.”
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Revealing that his fellow campmates had struggled with being thrown into The Clink, Richard continued: “No, done that. No thank you. It wouldn’t be funny again.
“The rest of them that I was in The Clink with – I understand why – they took it quite personally.
“I remember David said the next day, ‘We are genuinely prisoners here, we are locked up,’ and they got a bit cross about it. I kept telling them it’s a gag, it’s funny.”
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