I'm A Celeb viewers moved by campmates' reaction to Grace's Dent's goodbye letter

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here viewers were left emotional as they watched camp learn of Grace Dent's exit for the first time.

In emotional scenes that aired on Monday night, the food critic’s campmates were read a goodbye letter by a teary Nick Pickard.

The 50-year-old wrote in her farewell letter that she felt as though she had “let down” her campmates and said her heart was “broken” following her sudden departure.

Her letter read: “My Dear campmates, I'm so sorry to let you down. I have left the camp for medical reasons.

“My heart is broken, I have loved and enjoyed getting to know you all. You've held me up and it's been a pleasure being your friend through this experience.

“Leaving you all at this stage will be one of the saddest things in my life. I love you all. Your friend, Miss Grace Dent.”

Dent's fellow campmate Danielle Harold was left emotional learning of her departure (ITV)
Dent's fellow campmate Danielle Harold was left emotional learning of her departure (ITV)

Her letter was met with an outpouring of emotion from her fellow campmates, who said in unison: “We love you Grace!”

EastEnders' Danielle Harold was reduced to tears, while Marvin Humes said: “She hasn't let us down” and Nella Rose added: “She's like my pillar of strength. My little fairy godmother. As long as she's happy I'm happy.”

While her campmates were left emotional by her exit, viewers at home agreed that Dent “had made the right decision” and wished she would have been given more screentime.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, one viewer penned: “Shame Grace left but she had to really as she didn't look well. Best thing she could've done! Just send her best wishes.

“Poor Grace, could see she was really struggling mentally on the show, hope she's ok and gets better soon.”

“The campmates talking about Grace was lovely. It is a pity she didn’t get more airtime to see that side of her,” another commented.

A third added: “It’s a shame we didn’t see much of Grace, sounds like everyone thought a lot of her but we saw absolutely nothing.”

“Yeah we didn’t see much of Grace but the celebs spent all day every day with her, she obviously made a big impact on them all which is so sweet, bless danielle getting upset over it :((“ a fan penned.

Prior to Monday's episode, Dent was pictured at at Brisbane Airport, Australia, hours after it was announced she was leaving I’m A Celebrity on "medical grounds".

A statement from a show spokesman said: “She has been a great campmate and will be missed by her fellow celebrities and viewers alike.”

Dent had previously said she was struggling in the jungle, saying before facing the Touchdown Of Terror trial that she had “had enough”.

She told campmate Josie Gibson last week: “I’ve had enough. I’ve completely had enough. I just want to go home.”

And she added in the Bush Telegraph: “I haven’t got a lot left in me at the moment. I’m just keeping on a face for everybody.”

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV1 and ITVX.