I’m A Celeb fans demand Richard Madeley to return next year after he was forced to quit

I'm A Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here! fans have demanded that Richard Madeley returns to the ITV reality show next year as Ant and Dec reveal they've been asking him for years to go on the programme.

Following the early departure of theGood Morning Britainpresenter, 65, who was forced to pull out of the showafter he was taken to hospitalon Thursday morning, hosts Ant and Dec revealed in their interview with him that they have been trying to get him on the show “for years”.

Speaking to hosts Ant and Dec on Friday's show, which waspre-recorded for the first time in the show's history due to the developing Storm Arwen, Richard insisted he is "fit as a fiddle".

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Popular hosts Ant and Dec revealed that they had been trying to get the TV favourite on to the show for years.

Ant said: “We’ve been trying to get you on this show for years.”

Dec reiterated: “Years.”

Fans of the show agree they want to see more from Richard and took to Twitter to demand his return next year.

One fan wrote: “@itv i demand you give richard madeley a place on im a celeb next year. he is the main reason i watch gmb every morning and you must convince him to take a place on next years show #ImACeleb #richardmadeley ”

Another said: “After @richardm56 short stint in #ImACeleb this series I pray and hope he gets to go on the show again next year especially if it’s going to be in Australia. Honestly what a legend that man is.”

A third penned: “What a shame for #RichardMadeley , I was really enjoying him on there. He was like the daddy for the camp lol. Sad he had to leave but health and safety comes first.

"Glad he's ok anyway @imacelebrity If you ever go back to Australia can you bring him with you? #ImACeleb".

Despite his early departure, Richard seemed disappointed to be forced to leave.

Ant and Dec asked him about his experience, Richard said of whether it was what he expected: "Yes and no. The structure of the show I was really familiar with.

"But one of the reasons I wanted to do it, and I said yes this year as opposed to no all the years before, I was developing a real curiosity about what it’s like actually psychologically.

"I know what the games are like, I’ve done a few when I’ve been out on the ITV2 show in Australia. But I wanted to see what it was actually like, almost journalistically, in a nice way, from the inside. And that was a revelation.”

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