Coronation Street star Craig Charles has left I'm A Celebrity… following the sudden death of his older brother Dean.

ITV have released a statement which says: "Craig decided to leave the IAC camp earlier today [Thursday] and will be heading back to his family the UK. We send our sincere condolences to Craig and his family."

It is reported that the Charles was informed of his brother's death as soon as he woke on Thursday morning in Australia, which was Wednesday evening UK time. 

Dean Charles is believed to have died of a heart attack on Tuesday evening. His ex-wife Karen told The Sun: "It's a shock. He was always fit and healthy."

An I'm A Celeb... source told The Mirror: "We took the decision not to shock Craig and wake him in middle of the night."

It is believed this is the reason Charles' number was not included in the phonelines for the latest Bushtucker Trial, The Terror Tavern.