Spencer Matthews reveals he left ‘I’m A Celeb’ jungle due to drug row

The reality star has revealed the reasons behind his dramatic exit from the jungle.


by Closer Staff |
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Spencer Matthews dramatically quit the ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’ jungle on Fridayand the reality star has revealed he was thrown out after a ­furious row with ­show bosses over drugs.

The 27-year-old star apparently angrily demanded steroids and issued a statement yesterday apologising for his “error of judgement”.

The Made In Chelsea regular had been taking the drugs in the run-up to the show whilst training for a charity boxing match.

A show source said of his brief time in the jungle: “He flipped and was behaving in an aggressive and unusual way. He was struggling to cope.

“Bosses tried to calm him down but they were never going to give him steroids. In the end the only option was for him to leave.”

Before boarding his flight home from Brisbane ­airport, Spencer said: “I screwed up and have some explaining to do.

“Shortly after I ­arrived in Australia I told the production team I was taking a steroid-based medication that began some weeks ago. It was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ­ironically, never took place.

“Vanity, I suppose, had been the ­reason. I had intended to come off the pills gradually but there was no time to do this before the jungle.

“My admission to the production team I was still taking these pills led to the conclusion it would be unsafe for me to stay, a decision I found extremely hard to stomach.

“I pushed back but ultimately the show’s duty of care ­prevailed and bags had to be packed.”

He added: “Taking these pills was a serious error of judgment, which I hugely regret.

“I have disappointed my family, friends and fans and would like to apologise.

“I would like to thank ITV for support.”

ITV refused to comment.

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