John Barrowman has returned to the I’m A Celebrity camp less than 24 hours after an ankle injury threatened to ruin his chances of being crowned King of the jungle.
The 51-year-old was taken to hospital after he slipped down a path when walking to clean a pot and immediately screamed out in pain.
The former Doctor Who star was left in agony on Sunday night and was helped into the medical hut by DIY SOS host Nick Knowles and Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer.
He spent overnight in a hospital but X-rays showed there was no break and it was just a severe sprain.
John is helped away after his painful slip
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It’s understood that after a full medical assessment he then returned to camp on Monday morning and a show source told Mirror.co.uk: “John is back in camp and he was very keen to go back on the show as soon as he knew nothing was broken.
“We have heavily strapped his ankle for now and will be keeping a close eye on him.
“This was not a case of trying to persuade him to stay or forcing him to go back, he was desperate to get back in there and carry on with his jungle adventure.
"But how much he can do and what trials he can take part in will depend on how the ankle heals.”
John Barrowman may have to swerve some tasks while his ankle heals
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John was excluded from last night’s pubic vote which saw Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dywer voted off.
Money that viewers spent voting for John will be refunded via the website.
Before returning to camp John sent a message to his fellow campmates on Sunday night to say: “I am lying here sipping champagne in a hospital with 6 male strippers.
"Continue to live jungle life as normal. I want to be back in there with you all soon. But please get some rest this evening. Ps I want my f****** dinner when I get back!”
While clearly John was joking about the champagne and strippers, the campmates were pleased to hear he was ok and are now thought to be “delighted” he is now back with them.
I’m A Celebrity airs tonight on ITV at 9pm
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