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November 23, 2015
Spencer Matthews was booted off I’m A Celebrity after steroids confession
Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews has released a statement explaining why he left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! after just two days. Viewers of the ITV show were left befuddled last Friday when Spencer exited the show with no reason revealed. Now, explaining why he left, 26-year-old Spencer said he had been taking pills to bulk up for a celebrity boxing match. Crucially, he didn’t tell the producers of the show he was taking them before entering the Australian jungle. Spencer said: “Shortly after I arrived in Australia I told the production team that I was taking a steroid-based medication that had begun some weeks ago. “When I started taking this programme of pills it was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ironically, never took place. “Vanity, I suppose, had been the reason for wanting to bulk up a bit for the fight. I had intended to come off the pills gradually, but there was no time to do this before I reached the jungle. “My admission to the production team that I was still taking these pills led to the conclusion that it would be unsafe for me to stay in the jungle – a decision which I found extremely hard to stomach. “I pushed back but ultimately the show’s duty of care prevailed and bags had to be packed. “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 the opportunity and their support, they’re a class act. “I loved every minute of being in the jungle and wish the remaining contestants the best of luck. Hoping for another shot at it someday.” Speaking to his good mate Spencer Pratt on Twitter yesterday, Spencer further revealed that it wasn’t his decision to leave the show. He added: “Leaving was obviously not my call! I would do absolutely anything to still be in there. Was loving it!” The Daily Mirror has reported this morning that Spencer is due to enter rehab for his addiction. http://www.key103.co.uk/showbiz/the-buzz/spencer-matthews-was-booted-off-im-a-celebrity-after-steroids-confession/