I'm A Celeb's John Barrowman rushed to hospital after nasty accident

3 December 2018, 07:50 | Updated: 3 December 2018, 09:47

John Barrowman sprained his ankle
John Barrowman sprained his ankle. Picture: ITV

John Barrowman collapsed in agony after spraining his ankle in the jungle.

I'm A Celeb campmate John Barrowman, 51, 'may not' return to the Australian camp after suffering a sprained ankle last night.

Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby revealed that The Torchwood actor fell and twisted his ankle as he walked with Harry Redknapp to wash the dishes last night, and was taken away for an x-ray.

John was in pain after spraining his ankle
John was in pain after spraining his ankle. Picture: ITV

The presenters explained: "John Barrowman had an accident in camp last night and was taken to hospital.

"He's fine, he's resting up but unfortunately we've had to exclude him from tonight's vote until we know whether he's able to return to camp."

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Nick Knowles and Malique Thompson-Dwyer rushed to the scene of the accident as Harry called for help, and together the three of them supported a pained Barrowman to the medical hut.

Show medics then urged the actor to leave the jungle for an x-ray and spend the night out of the camp.

John's future is uncertain after sustaining an ankle injury
John's future is uncertain after sustaining an ankle injury. Picture: ITV

Show bosses have confirmed that John is on 'medical lockdown' and his recovery will be assessed ahead of any potential return to the jungle.

Last night saw the departure of Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer, who became the second celebrity to leave the camp this year.

His exit comes as Noel Edmonds was bade farewell earlier this week.