Ant and Dec issue Jamie Lynn Spears health update after sudden I’m a Celeb exit

Jamie Lynn Spears is apparently “doing fine” after her shock exit from I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Presenters Ant and Dec made the announcement at the start of Wednesday (29 November) night’s show, with Anthony McPartlin telling viewers: “We’ve got some breaking news for you, Jamie Lynn Spears has left the camp on medical grounds.”

Declan Donnelly added: “The good news is, Jamie Lynn is doing fine and she goes away with our best wishes.”

Later on, This Morning host Josie Gibson announced to the jungle campmates that the 32-year-old had left the ITV1 reality show.

The singer and actress, who is the younger sister of pop superstar Britney Spears, left the ITV show early for “medical reasons” and Wednesday’s instalment marked her last appearance.

On Wednesday afternoon, a spokesperson for the show announced: “Jamie Lynn Spears has left I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! on medical grounds.

“She’s been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities.”

Jamie Lynn Spears on ‘I’m a Celeb’ (ITV)
Jamie Lynn Spears on ‘I’m a Celeb’ (ITV)

Spears has become the second celebrity to leave the jungle on medical grounds this year after restaurant critic Grace Dent bowed out earlier this week.

The American star had cried during Tuesday’s show after complaining that she missed her children but then told fellow campmates: “I feel a little better, maybe. I just need to cry and let it out.”

Also on the show, the Zoey 101 star spoke about her relationship with her sister and revealed the pair had a “very complicated upbringing”, which would lead to them having issues with each other.

On Wednesday’s episode of the ITV1 show, soap star Nick Pickard and former Ukip leader Nigel Farage were the latest campmates tasked with facing a bushtucker trial.

When they arrived at the clearing, it was revealed that the duo would be facing a challenge called “In Too Deep.”

The pair were required to free stars trapped at the bottom of two giant water tanks by releasing the spanners on the side of the tank.

The campmates had 11 minutes to retrieve 11 stars and ended the challenge with a total of six. Farage decided to pass on a number of the tasks, which involved him holding his breath underwater, before he finally announced: “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here.”

Also on the show, Farage asked internet personality Nella Rose if he had upset her, to which she said: “I just feel like you were very dismissive about cultural appropriation yesterday.”

She then said: “I don’t have an issue with you.

“Like I said to you a couple of days ago, you are always going to have your opinions and I’m always going to have my opinions and we can agree to disagree, but let’s just not be the best of buds.

“Because clearly we’re just from two different sides of the world and you’ll never understand my issues and struggles.”

On Tuesday’s episode, Rose said she was “disappointed” with the GB News host, following a conversation where Farage said cultural appropriation was “can’t win territory”.

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV1 and ITVX.

Additional reporting from the Press Association