Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte quits Celebrity Island

After a tense opening week Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte has become the first contestant to leave Bear Gryll’s divisive new survival show Celebrity Island.

The American actor, 25, parted ways with his campmates following eight days of basic living on an otherwise uninhabited Pacific island.

‘I can’t be a part of this anymore,’ he explained after telling the production team he wished to leave. ‘I’ve decided to leave this because of the group. ‘I feel in a survival situation a few of these people would have probably been eaten.’ 

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Farewell: After a tense opening week Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte has become the first contestant to leave Bear Gryll’s divisive new survival show Celebrity Island

Farewell: After a tense opening week Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte has become the first contestant to leave Bear Gryll’s divisive new survival show Celebrity Island

Despite his criticism, many of the celebrity contestants were genuinely sorry to see RJ - who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three - depart so soon. 

'I think he's the main man here,' said former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas. 'He's the ultimate survivor as far as I'm concerned.' 

Elsewhere Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies called him a wealth of knowledge, but American singer was less charitable about the departing actor.

He's off: The American actor, 25, parted ways with his campmates following eight days of basic living on an otherwise uninhabited Pacific island

He's off: The American actor, 25, parted ways with his campmates following eight days of basic living on an otherwise uninhabited Pacific island

'Blaming the group dynamic is an interesting way to say I want to go home,' she said. 

Elsewhere Ryan and fellow contestant Iwan Thomas came under fire from fans of the show after killing a baby Caiman while foraging for

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