I am A Movie star: Olivia Attwood was rushed to A&E after assessments confirmed she was dangerously anaemic

The jungle life may not be for everybody, however nearly per week on from her sudden, unexplained exit from I am A Movie star… Get Me Out Of Right here!, Olivia Attwood remains to be distraught. 

She must be sparring with Matt Hancock, and even, possibly, jostling for pole place on the ITV present she had dreamed of showing on for 5 years. 

As a substitute, she is at her Manchester dwelling, being comforted by her beloved rescue canine, Lola and Sew, after she was despatched dwelling from the Australian set, prompting a nationwide guessing recreation.

One minute she was seen by greater than eight million viewers leaping out of a helicopter and cooking a stir fry with campmate Charlene White, the subsequent she was rushed to A&E by deeply involved medical doctors and ITV workers, by no means to be seen on display screen once more.

There have been numerous theories doing the rounds. One was that Olivia’s ADHD consideration dysfunction wasn’t conducive to outback dwelling. She’s all the time been very open in regards to the situation, which was recognized in her 20s when she was affected by acute anxiousness and melancholy.

One other was that she could not be allowed again into the jungle because the hospital go to had meant she’d damaged a Covid bubble, and risked infecting her campmates. Then there have been misogynistic accusations that she was just too weak and diva-like to hack it. Some have been even satisfied she was pregnant.

However right this moment, in an unique interview with The Mail on Sunday, Olivia reveals the actual motive she needed to go away after Monday’s broadcast – and it is nothing as dramatic because the conspiracy theorists have cooked up, though heartbreaking nonetheless.

She says a routine blood check, which all of the jungle campmates bear randomly all through the present, all of the sudden and inexplicably disclosed she was dangerously anaemic. It additionally flagged up worryingly low sodium and potassium ranges, which prompted ITV workers to right away take her to A&E.

All of which got here as a whole shock to Olivia, 31, who was, she stresses, feeling ‘completely high quality’.

Olivia Attwood (pictured) has solely revealed to The Mail on Sunday the explanations behind her shock, unexplained exit from I am A Movie star… Get Me Out Of Right here

Olivia, 31, was rushed to A&E by deeply concerned doctors and ITV staff, never to be seen on screen again. Pictured: Olivia doing her bushtucker challenge on the show

Olivia, 31, was rushed to A&E by deeply involved medical doctors and ITV workers, by no means to be seen on display screen once more. Pictured: Olivia doing her bushtucker problem on the present

One minute Olivia was seen jumping out a helicopter (pictured), the next she was rushed to A&E after a routine blood test showed that the TV star was dangerously anaemic

One minute Olivia was seen leaping out a helicopter (pictured), the subsequent she was rushed to A&E after a routine blood check confirmed that the TV star was dangerously anaemic

When Olivia was finally able to use her phone, she called her fiance, Brad Dack, a midfielder for Blackburn Rovers and her parents. Pictured: Olivia with her fiance Brad

When Olivia was lastly in a position to make use of her cellphone, she referred to as her fiance, Brad Dack, a midfielder for Blackburn Rovers and her mother and father. Pictured: Olivia together with her fiance Brad

Olivia's fate was sealed when an ITV producer and executive gave her the news she dreaded. Iron deficiency anaemia can make someone more at risk of illness or infection, while low mineral levels may indicate underlying health problems

Olivia’s destiny was sealed when an ITV producer and govt gave her the information she dreaded. Iron deficiency anaemia could make somebody extra susceptible to sickness or an infection, whereas low mineral ranges could point out underlying well being issues

‘I used to be so scared, I used to be like “what the hell is unsuitable with me?”,’ she says in her first interview since her exit. ‘They could not give me a solution, they simply informed me that they needed to get me to the hospital instantly.

‘The outcomes have been actually, actually low once they put them into their reader and so they consulted with one other physician off website. I had these bloods accomplished in England earlier than I left, and so they have been high quality. I used to be confused and naturally very, very frightened.’

ITV workers then took Olivia, a mannequin who first discovered fame on ITV2’s Love Island, to the hospital, 40 minutes from the camp on what was final Tuesday night in Australia.

‘It felt just like the longest journey ever,’ she stated. ‘I did not know what to assume. I used to be questioning if I had picked up a virus, was I pregnant, all of these items have been going by way of my head. It was completely horrifying.’

Then, the assessments have been repeated within the hospital – and got here again regular. Naturally, she assumed the primary assessments had been defective and that she’d merely be allowed to return to the jungle and the campmates she was eager to get to know higher. ‘However as an alternative I used to be taken to a lodge to get some sleep whereas ITV determined what they might do with me,’ she says.

Olivia did not assume for a minute that she would not be allowed to return, however remembers mendacity in mattress, frightened and confused as to what was happening. She had a stressed night time together with her destiny in ITV’s arms, with bosses locked in conferences as to whether or not they would let her again in or not. ‘I attempted to maintain a maintain of my feelings but it surely began to really feel like I wasn’t going again, you realize whenever you simply get a sense? It began to daybreak on me that I used to be out for good,’ she admits.

‘However then I used to be attempting to rationalise it, there was nothing unsuitable with me so why would not I be capable of? I additionally knew how a lot the manufacturing workforce needed me on the present. None of it was making sense. I used to be ready for somebody to inform me.’

Talking for the primary time since her exit, Olivia stated: ‘I used to be so scared, I used to be like “what the hell is unsuitable with me?”,’ she says in her first interview since her exit. ‘They could not give me a solution, they simply informed me that they needed to get me to the hospital instantly.’

Olivia revealed that she was 'devastated' and 'heartbroken'. Leaving felt like a 'punch to the gut' after the show's staff told her she was favourite to win because everyone liked her.

Olivia revealed that she was ‘devastated’ and ‘heartbroken’. Leaving felt like a ‘punch to the intestine’ after the present’s workers informed her she was favorite to win as a result of everybody favored her.

Also in question is whether Olivia will receive her full fee for the show, reportedly between £100,000 to £125,000. 'We haven't discussed that yet,' she says.

Additionally in query is whether or not Olivia will obtain her full charge for the present, reportedly between £100,000 to £125,000. ‘We’ve not mentioned that but,’ she says.

Olivia’s destiny was sealed when there was a knock on the door of her lodge room and an ITV producer and govt entered to ship the information that her dream of successful the jungle crown was over.

Iron deficiency anaemia could make somebody extra susceptible to sickness or an infection, whereas low mineral ranges could point out underlying well being issues. The broadcaster simply wasn’t ready to threat it.

‘They stated due to the outcomes the present’s medical workforce received from my readings, they weren’t joyful to signal me off to return again in, regardless that I had the clear invoice of well being from the hospital,’ she says. ‘If I went again into camp, they feared my ranges would possibly drop and it could possibly be detrimental to my well being and wellbeing. They weren’t prepared to authorise my return and due to this fact I wasn’t insured.

‘I used to be completely devastated. I am not a crier however I began to cry, it was so emotional. I used to be heartbroken and gutted. I attempted to maintain my feelings in test and hold it in perspective, issues could possibly be a lot worse.

‘Then the present’s workers informed me everybody favored me and I used to be favorite to win, in order that leaving felt like a punch to the intestine.

‘Simply two days earlier than, I jumped out of a helicopter which I beloved. I did a trial which I beloved. I used to be so joyful and elated. It was an excessive excessive to an excessive low. I felt empty.’

Additionally in query is whether or not Olivia will obtain her full charge for the present, reportedly between £100,000 to £125,000. ‘We’ve not mentioned that but,’ she says.

Since coming third on the 2017 sequence of Love Island together with her ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, Olivia has grow to be one in all ITV’s most essential stars because the broadcaster strives to draw younger audiences. 

ITV rapidly signed the pair up for their very own actuality present, however after they break up, Olivia went off on her personal and now makes documentaries equivalent to Getting Filthy Wealthy, which investigates the phenomenon of the OnlyFans web site, which permits customers to cost for grownup content material.

However nothing might assist bosses overcome the pink tape to maintain her within the jungle.

‘It was unfixable, due to how my blood examined I would not have been insured,’ says Olivia. ‘It felt so unfair. This had been 5 years within the making. I simply wanted to get dwelling.’

Following the choice, Olivia was chaperoned to the airport by a member of ITV workers, together with her exit nonetheless shrouded in secrecy from the skin world. Whereas she appreciates ‘there are greater issues on the planet’, she stated her journey dwelling was deeply miserable:

Since coming third on the 2017 series of Love Island with her ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, Olivia has become one of ITV's most important stars as the broadcaster strives to attract young audiences. Pictured: The ex-couple at the National Television Awards in 2018

Since coming third on the 2017 sequence of Love Island together with her ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, Olivia has grow to be one in all ITV’s most essential stars because the broadcaster strives to draw younger audiences. Pictured: The ex-couple on the Nationwide Tv Awards in 2018

Back at home, she was elated to see Brad, who was 'really gutted' for her, and her dogs. She says she is currently doing very little apart from getting her sleep back onto UK time. Pictured: Olivia and Brad together

Again at dwelling, she was elated to see Brad, who was ‘actually gutted’ for her, and her canine. She says she is at the moment doing little or no aside from getting her sleep again onto UK time. Pictured: Olivia and Brad collectively

Olivia was made aware, however, of how the I'm A Celeb audience was speculating about her exit, much of which, she says, felt misogynistic

Olivia was made conscious, nevertheless, of how the I am A Celeb viewers was speculating about her exit, a lot of which, she says, felt misogynistic

‘I simply stared on the ceiling of the aeroplane for hours, it was very unhappy.’ By the point she was within the air, the hearsay mill had gone into overdrive, with followers determined to know why she left the present. Due to the extreme curiosity she was whisked by way of Heathrow Airport’s Windsor Suite – the elite lounge often reserved for royalty and A-listers.

One among her first chores on touchdown was to have extra blood assessments, which as soon as once more got here again high quality.

Lastly in a position to make use of her cellphone, she referred to as her fiancé, Bradley Dack, a midfielder for Blackburn Rovers and her mother and father. However she took the choice to delete her social media apps in an try to not upset herself additional.

She admitted: ‘Once I first received my cellphone again I noticed clips of me on the present that confirmed my little joyful face. It made me really feel actually unhappy – I did not need to see them. I did not need to see my entrance interview, it was a reminder of how thrilling all the pieces was simply earlier than it was taken away.’

Olivia was made conscious, nevertheless, of how the I am A Celeb viewers was speculating about her exit, a lot of which, she says, felt misogynistic. ‘I imply, I noticed on Twitter that I used to be pregnant. I am not,’ she says. ‘There may be an underlying misogynistic really feel to the rhetoric. They’re saying, ‘I wager she fainted’ or ‘I wager she was terrified of sleeping exterior’ or that ‘she did not fancy it as a result of it was raining’.

‘The rationale it was so irritating is as a result of I’m the exact opposite of that – and to make it extra irritating, folks might see on the present that I used to be completely loving it. There was nothing I’d have stated no to within the jungle. I beloved it from the primary hour and I used to be embracing each second of it. I am a nature geek, so I beloved seeing all of the bugs, and I even noticed a kangaroo.’

Any suggestion that her ADHD had pressured her to stop was significantly hurtful, she says. If something, being exterior within the rainforest, away from synthetic stimuli like caffeine and social media, would have suited her situation.

‘That simplicity is nice for ADHD,’ she stresses. As for the Covid bubble principle: ‘If that was the case, they might have simply left it a couple of days and examined me.’

Despite being forced to leave the camp early, Olivia has some happy memories and tells The Mail on Sunday that she made some good friends. On arrival, she dined with former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles before spending a night on an island with him, Boy George and television presenter Scarlette Douglas (L-R)

Regardless of being pressured to go away the camp early, Olivia has some joyful recollections and tells The Mail on Sunday that she made some good mates. On arrival, she dined with former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles earlier than spending an evening on an island with him, Boy George and tv presenter Scarlette Douglas (L-R)

After being told she had to return home, Olivia was chaperoned to the airport by a member of ITV staff, with her exit still shrouded in secrecy from the outside world. While she appreciates 'there are bigger problems in the world', she said her journey home was deeply depressing

After being informed she needed to return dwelling, Olivia was chaperoned to the airport by a member of ITV workers, together with her exit nonetheless shrouded in secrecy from the skin world. Whereas she appreciates ‘there are greater issues on the planet’, she stated her journey dwelling was deeply miserable

Olivia had no idea the former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was going to appear on the programme until she turned her phone back on at Brisbane Airport on her way home

Olivia had no concept the previous Well being Secretary Matt Hancock was going to seem on the programme till she turned her cellphone again on at Brisbane Airport on her means dwelling

Olivia, pictured with the original I'm A Celeb team, believes that Chris Moyles, Babatunde Aleshe, and Charlene White are the favourites to win

Olivia, pictured with the unique I am A Celeb workforce, believes that Chris Moyles, Babatunde Aleshe, and Charlene White are the favourites to win

Olivia cheers up when she reminisces about her quick stint within the jungle. She has some joyful recollections – albeit rather a lot fewer than she’d hoped – and made some good mates. After being voted to get VIP therapy when she first arrived, she dined with former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles earlier than spending an evening on an island with him, Boy George and tv presenter Scarlette Douglas.

‘It was a lot enjoyable,’ she says. I used to be in my aspect and I actually threw myself into jungle life. Boy George was nice however then once I went to the primary camp I made extra mates, I had a extremely beautiful chat with [retired Lioness] Jill Scott about soccer as a result of I date a participant, I did the washing up with Babatunde [Aleshe, the comedian].

‘I additionally helped Charlene prepare dinner – although what you did not see on the present was that I managed to drop the meals into the fireplace. I am positive if I had been there one other night time she would have informed me to not.’

Again at dwelling, she was elated to see Brad, who was ‘actually gutted’ for her, and her canine. She says she is at the moment doing little or no aside from getting her sleep again onto UK time. She struggles to observe I am A Movie star however did tune in to see Matt Hancock controversially enter the jungle, together with comic Seann Walsh.

She had no concept the previous Well being Secretary was going to seem on the programme till she turned her cellphone again on at Brisbane Airport on her means dwelling. In contrast to many, she was impressed by his participation and would have been excited to fulfill him for ‘some bantz’.

Olivia says: ‘Individuals weren’t anticipating him to take care of it with humour, which is what he has accomplished. I’d have approached it with humour too. Not that any of what he did was humorous however banter would have been the least he deserves, I’d have loved that.

‘Regardless of his apparent flaws he can snicker at himself which is all the time a redeeming high quality. That stated, he ought to should reply questions.

‘It is humorous to see him slimed and gunked but it surely is not humorous if you happen to did not get to carry somebody’s hand once they died whereas he was snogging somebody in his workplace. NHS employees are protesting to receives a commission sufficient cash to outlive and he’s out incomes cash within the jungle. That does not appear proper, does it?’

So who does Olivia assume might be topped king or queen of the jungle? ‘I’ve a sense Chris Moyles has an opportunity, he’s very, very humorous. Or Babatunde. I like Charlene rather a lot as properly. There is not an apparent frontrunner proper now however I am going for a kind of three.’

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