Brian Conley has revealed he was ordered to leave the I'm A Celebrity 2012 jungle earlier this week.
It was announced at the top of Monday night’s programme that Brian had quit the show due to medical reasons.
An ITV spokesman confirmed: “Brian Conley has left the jungle for medical reasons.”
But they added that no more details would be provided “for reasons of confidentiality”.
Fortunately Brian only had to spend a day in hospital to recover.
Speaking for the first time about his exit, Brian revealed how bosses had told him to quit the show after he refused to take his medication.
Brian explained: "I started to feel really bad because in the end, very shortly after that I had to leave, I had an examination and they found out I had malnutrition and I was suffering from exhaustion.
“That’s what the doctors said.”
Speaking on Daybreak, Brian admitted to thinking to himself: "I'm now lying in hospital being heavily sedated with a saline drip because I suffer from malnutrition and exhaustion all because of a lovely show, fluffy show that Ant and Dec do.
“I can tell you it’s tough, I can tell you it’s not fluffy out there – it’s the real world and it’s tough, it’s really tough.”
[cat c="i'm a celebrity"]I'm A Celebrity 2012[/cat] airs nightly on ITV1 and ITV1HD.