I’m a Celebrity… South Africa’s Janice Dickinson was forced to quit the series after a fall saw her taken to hospital.
In Monday night’s episode (May 8) the other campmates will be told that Janice tripped over during the night while she made her way to the long drop.
Janice was taken to hospital as a precaution, where it was decided that she wouldn’t be returning to camp, but was instead advised to rest up.
Speaking after her exit from the show, Janice said: “I could have been the one to be second runner up or even win this series because I was just so steadfast and physiological with it. I was just waiting and biding my time with it all. I did my fair share in standing up, falling down. Getting my face in the dirt.
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“I felt like they could have possibly cleaned my wounds and set me back on my path in there. But Production made the right decision in the end to not send me back in. I’m just sad it ended that way. I think I could have gone back in and gone on further.”
While in camp, Janice was popular with audiences, with the epic eating trial she took part in with Diversity’s Jordan Banjo being a particular highlight.
“It was the most vile, disgusting, horrific, I repeat horrific, thing,” she said. “Having to chew on fish eyeballs and lamb testicles. Having to shove a lamb testicle into my mouth and chew it, which took about five minutes, and then having to swallow it. It tasted awful. It was god awful. Every bite, I knew I was going to have to swallow it. It was disgusting.”
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Janice described her time on the show as a “transformation”, saying: “My experience in camp on the complete whole was transformation. I feel that some epiphany came over me after I ate that food trial. That I was able to do it for other people instead of doing it for myself. I wasn’t doing it for the sake of ‘Janice is winning a trial’, it really was to put food on the table for the other camp mates.”
Janice became very fond of her camp mates during her time in South Africa, calling them her “BFFs” and “family”.
She added: “What I missed most about being in camp, I’ve got to be honest, was my family. My husband and my children. I really missed my dogs. But I feel in the end, a new family had been replaced. I met 14 of the kindest, nicest, most eccentric, most far-out people – from one end of the spectrum of personality traits to the next.”
I’m A Celebrity…South Africa continues Monday at 9pm on ITV1, catch up on the full series on ITVX.