Spencer Matthews has revealed the reason why he really left I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
The Made In Chelsea star mysteriously quit the ITV show last week after spending just three days in the jungle. And now, the reality TV star reveals it’s due to his steroid addiction.
‘Why did I leave I’m a Celebrity after just three days? The simple answer is that I screwed up, and have some explaining to do,’ he said in a statement to The Mirror.
‘Shortly after I arrived in Australia I told the production team that I was taking a steroid-based medication that had begun some weeks ago. When I started taking this programme of pills it was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ironically, never took place.’
Admitting he took them partly for vanity reasons too, Spencer added: ‘I had intended to come off the pills gradually, but there was no time to do this before I reached the jungle.’
After confessing to the show’s producers, Spencer was told he had to leave the show for fears over how he would cope after going cold turkey in the jungle.
‘My admission to the production team that I was still taking these pills led to the conclusion that it would be unsafe for me to stay in the jungle – a decision which I found extremely hard to stomach’, he continued.
‘I pushed back but ultimately the show’s duty of care prevailed and bags had to be packed. ‘Taking these pills was a serious error of judgment, which I hugely regret. I have disappointed my family, friends and fans and would like to apologise.’
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Gosh. Sending all of our love to you, Spenny. We wish him a speedy recovery (he is currently being treated in rehab).
After the statement was released, a major argument kicked off on Twitter between some of the Made In Chelsea cast.
BFF Jamie Laing laid into Spencer’s ex, Lauren Hutton, after she posted a mean tweet about Spencer’s steroids confession.
Lauren tweeted: ‘Well that lasted long… Even your relationships last longer (just). I think I’d make a better contestant…’, to which Jamie replied fiercly: ‘F*** off you leaching random.’
And it didn’t stop there.
She sarcastically replied: ‘Classy as always, love (emoji) to u & love (emoji) to Spencer (emoji)’, and Jamie hit back with: ‘The only thing you’re class at is being dumped.’
Eek! There’s definitely no love lost there…