I'm A Celebrity legends including Charlie Brooks and Joey Essex have reportedly been sent home, despite spending two weeks in self-isolation, as plans for their return were axed by bosses.
The stars were pictured heading home after spending a fortnight in quarantine having been reportedly been under the impression they'd be sent to Gwrych Castle for a cameo appearance this series.
It was reported former contestants including Vicky Pattison and Joe Swash were going to return to this year's I'm A Celebrity for a challenge, as the show celebrated its 20th series.
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Pictures obtained by The Sun showed Joey and Charlie leaving their accommodation in Wales after being ordered to isolate for two weeks by ITV bosses.
It's now thought they will not be travelling to the castle for the new series, with sources claiming it's not known why they were sent home.
They told the publication: 'It was never clear exactly what role the four stars would play on the series, but it's obvious they'd been chosen as they were among the most popular former contestants.
'They were being prepared through isolation to ensure there was no risk of them bringing coronavirus on to the set and infecting the other celebrities or the crew and causing chaos.
Cancelled: The stars (Joey pictured) were seen heading home after spending a fortnight in quarantine
Back to the show! It had been reported that former I'm A Celebrity stars including Joe Swash (pictured) were returning to the show, either for a night in camp or to host a challenge
'But it's not clear why Joe, Vicky, Charlie and Joey haven't made it to the final stage and walked through the castle gates to join the other celebrities.'
It's also thought the stars involved weren't told what their involvement in I'm A Celebrity would be when they entered isolation, but will still receive their fees.