Comedian Freddie Starr has been forced to leave I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! on health grounds.

The 68-year-old, who has a history of heart problems, had been hospitalised after suffering what is believed to be an allergic reaction shortly after a meal of fermented egg and camel toe.

Starr said he felt "sick" to have to leave the ITV show but had to heed the advice of doctors.

"I wanted to be there until the very end but there's no use crying over spilt milk," he said.

"ITV's got a duty of care and it's only right that the doctors advise them to keep me away from the jungle. It may not happen again but we'll never know.

"They couldn't find anything wrong with me physically. They checked me over and couldn't find anything wrong with me, but told the TV people it's a risk and that I could be allergic to something in there - and that duty of care ITV has, has to be respected.

"I was sick not to finish the show. The decision's been made and I have to live with that. I wish everyone on the show all the best. They're all really nice people and I had a great time in there."

A spokesman for the show said: "Freddie has been a terrific contestant. His bush tucker trial is one of the stand out moments in the history of the series and we wish him all the very best."