DJ Locksmith loses out on I'm Celeb stint as no one is set to replace Richard ...

DJ Locksmith loses out on I'm Celeb stint as no one is set to replace Richard ...
DJ Locksmith loses out on I'm Celeb stint as no one is set to replace Richard ...

DJ Locksmith has lost out on a rumoured I'm A Celebrity stint as no one is set to replace Richard Madeley in the ITV show.

The 34-year-old musician, who forms part of the group Rudimental, was reportedly on standby to replace the 65-year-old presenter after he was rushed to hospital with an unknown medical condition.

However, no celebrity will be entering the camp to replace him. 

Missed out: DJ Locksmith has lost out on I'm Celeb stint as no one is set to replace Richard Madeley after his hospital visit broke 'Covid bubble'

Missed out: DJ Locksmith has lost out on I'm Celeb stint as no one is set to replace Richard Madeley after his hospital visit broke 'Covid bubble'

Earlier this month, the DJ - real name Leon Rolle - was spotted arriving in Wales with the other campmates to start their two-week quarantine ahead of new series - and was then reported to be a stand-in contestant. 

MailOnline has contacted an ITV representative for comment. 

In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, Richard, who was paid an estimated £200,000 to star in this year's competition, was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial and complaining about the castle's freezing temperatures. 

In a statement Richard, who was believed to be treated at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he's 'fine' after his health scare, but confirmed he had to quit the series after breaking the show's 'Covid bubble.' 

End of the journey: In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, Richard was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial and complaining about the castle's freezing temperatures

End of the journey: In a major blow to the show as one of their top signings, Richard was taken ill hours after participating in a gruelling trial and complaining about the castle's freezing temperatures

Supplies: Earlier this month, the DJ - real name Leon Rolle - was spotted arriving in Wales with the other campmates to start their two-week quarantine ahead of new series - and was then reported to be a stand-in contestant

Supplies: Earlier this month, the DJ - real name Leon Rolle - was spotted arriving in Wales with the other campmates to start their two-week quarantine ahead of new series - and was then reported to be a stand-in contestant

The broadcaster said: 'Hello all! Richard here – firstly just to say that I'm absolutely FINE. I started to feel briefly unwell in the small hours of the morning and was taken to hospital as a precaution.   

'By leaving the camp, I had consequently broken the Covid 'bubble' and as such I've had to leave the castle and all the wonderful celebs that remain in the camp.

'Obviously I'm gutted to be leaving so soon but the safety of all the campmates is the number one priority. I'm incredibly excited to watch their journey continue…even more so at the prospect of being somewhere a little warmer than Gwrych Castle…

'Thank you to everyone who supported me on my brief but completely unforgettable adventure – I've made some great friends and honestly had the time of my life.'

'Gutted': In a statement the broadcaster, who was believed to be at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he's 'fine' after his health scare

'Gutted': In a statement the broadcaster, who was believed to be at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, reassured fans that he's 'fine' after his health scare

An I'm A Celebrity spokesperson added: 'Our strict Covid protocols means Richard has sadly had to leave the show as he is no longer in the bubble the celebrities form when entering the castle. 

'He has been a truly brilliant camp mate and we thank him for being part of this series.'

A source also told MailOnline: 'Richard is devastated. He was

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