I'm A Celeb's Rita Simons suffered 'worrying medical emergency' in the jungle

5 December 2018, 07:33 | Updated: 5 December 2018, 07:39

Rita Simons struggled with low blood sugar in the jungle
Rita Simons struggled with low blood sugar in the jungle. Picture: ITV

The EastEnders actress was missing for parts of last night's I'm A Celeb episode due to health fears.

Rita Simons, 41, was noticeably absent from the I'm A Celeb camp last night as her fellow companions took on a challenge to allow them to read letters from home.

Dec and Holly eluded to the EastEnders' star's absence but did not reveal exactly why she was missing.

However, after her shock departure last night, Rita revealed that she suffers from hypoglycaemia and was struck down with low blood sugar.

Rita explained why she was absent from the jungle
Rita explained why she was absent from the jungle. Picture: ITV

Rita told Dec and Holly: "I'm hypoglycemic and last night had I to go out. I had a slight incident.

"But I saw a doctor and had a screening and I'm fine."

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If left untreated, hypoglycaemia can lead to loss of consciousness, seizures and can even be fatal.

Following the health scare, Rita had also been ruled out of the latest Bushtucker Trial on medical grounds.

Rita Simons is the fourth celeb to leave the jungle
Rita Simons is the fourth celeb to leave the jungle. Picture: ITV

Rita became the fourth celebrity to leave camp after the public decided she had had her time in the jungle.

She departs after the likes of Corrie's Sair Kahn, Hollyoaks' Malique Thompson-Dwyer, and TV presenter Noel Edmonds.