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All the revealing signs Grace Dent was going to quit I'm A Celebrity

Grace Dent: 'I want to go home'

All the signs that Grace Dent was going to quit I'm A Celebrity (ITV/Shutterstock)
All the signs that Grace Dent was going to quit I'm A Celebrity (ITV/Shutterstock)

Grace Dent has quit I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here but there were many signs she was going to quit the ITV jungle show before her dramatic exit.

There was an outpouring of concern for the star at the weekend on social media as many commented on her "gaunt" appearance.

Medical grounds were cited as the main reason for the star leaving the jungle after just 10 days.

ITV confirmed her exit in a statement: "Unfortunately Grace Dent has left the show on medical grounds. She has been a great campmate and will be missed by her fellow celebrities and viewers alike."

But there were plenty of moments which were revealing in the days leading up to her exit that the food critic, 50, was ready to pack her bags and leave the Australian jungle..

Grace Dent said 'I want to go home'

Grace Dent had said she wanted to leave I'm A Celebrity (ITV)
Grace Dent had said she wanted to leave I'm A Celebrity (ITV)

This weekend Dent admitted she wanted to go home in a private chat with fellow campmate and This Morning presenter Josie Gibson.

After confessing she was a "scaredy cat", the MasterChef star said it herself that she had enough.

She told her campmate: "I've had enough. I’ve completely had enough. I just want to go home."

The conversation aired less than 24 hours since her exit was announced.

Grace Dent looked 'unwell'

Grace Dent quits I'm A Celebrity (ITV screengrab)
Many viewers commented that Grace Dent didn't look well (ITV screengrab)

After scenes aired on I'm A Celebrity over the weekend, viewers expressed their huge concern for the star on social media.

There were many remarking upon how the food critic looked "unwell".

Among the comments, viewers wrote: "Is grace ok? She looks unwell."

"Grace Dent I’ve never ever posted on X, but you look unwell. Call it. Go home. You don’t need to put yourself through this. You have a professional reputation. Nothing will change that. Take care. X."

"Grace looks unwell, I hope that she is okay."

Overnight, it was then revealed Dent had quit the jungle on medical grounds.

Voted for Bushtucker trial

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly revealed Grace Dent was voted to do the trial (ITV)
Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly revealed Grace Dent was voted to do the trial (ITV)

Horror was written all over Dent's face when she was voted to do her fourth trial Down The Tubes alongside This Morning presenter.

Now Danielle Harold, who was the third most voted for campmate, will step into do the Bushtucker trial.

It comes after Dent had a cockroach in her ear when she had the helmet of critters on her head while taking part in a trial alongside Nigel Farage on Friday.

A medical assistant had to step in to get the insect out of her ear. Dent shared her reaction to the insect crawling in her ear.

She revealed: "Something got into my ear and burrowed down into my brain."

However, she was delighted with her performance in the trial. She said: "I was really, really doubting myself."

Dent and Farage won the trial after Nella Rose quit the I'm A Celebrity trial early as she became overwhelmed by the insects in her helmet.

Nigel Farage

I'm A Celebrity's Nigel Farage
Grace Dent would walk away from Nigel Farage (ITV)

Dent had made it clear she didn't want to listen to Nigel Farage talking about politics.

At times, she would even opt to do chores than sit around the campfire to hear the debate play out among the campmates.

Susanna Reid pointed out that "exhausted" Dent would walk away from Farage whenever the conversation turned to politics.

She said on Good Morning Britain: "She looked exhausted. Every time Nigel Farage was talking about politics she would walk away.

"She looked like she wanted to be home, she wasn't up for the discussions, being voted for the trial was the last straw."

Dent was dreading I'm A Celebrity

Grace Dent wasn't looking forward to I'm A Celeb
Grace Dent wasn't looking forward to I'm A Celeb (Getty)

Ahead of her stint on the show, Dent admitted she was dreading her appearance on the jungle show.

"Everything is filling me with a real sense of dread," she said. "But I am especially dreading being really hungry because I tend to eat four or five posh meals out a week because I am a restaurant critic.

"I know they are going to give me an eating trial and I am dreading putting even worse things in my mouth than I have in the past in fancy restaurants! I think I will be writing very stiff columns about the jungle food when I come out!"

She had said yes to doing the show after having a difficult four or five years because she had lost both her parents.

"My dad had dementia," Dent said. "I cared for him and I lost him. Mum had cancer and I lost her. I think that this has made me very strong and resilient. This is going to be a big challenge and now I am older, life is for living and it’s one of the reasons why I said yes."

Years ago, Dent had criticised the show saying: "It is a puerile venture into starvation, televised constipation and animal cruelty, abbreviated by ads for Iceland £1 curries."

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