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'I'm a Celebrity': Producers criticised over Brian Conley collapse

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! producers have been criticised over their handling of Brian Conley's health.

Conley was forced to leave the ITV reality show earlier this week due to medical reasons.

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here 2012: Brian Conley

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The comedian suffered a collapse due to exhaustion and losing a substantial amount of weight, The Sun claims.

His wife Anne-Marie is said to have spoken of her anger at how his condition was able to drop so much in such a short space of time.

A show source said: "She couldn't believe how much he'd changed after ten days in the jungle. He looks really unwell and vulnerable.

"He's lost a lot of weight and is exhausted. Doctors have prescribed lots of rest until he recovers. Anne-Marie was hugely supportive of Brian's decision to go on the show, but now you can't blame her wishing he hadn't.

Flying Frogs, Brian Conley

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David Haye, Linda Robson, Helen Flanagan, Charlie Brooks and Brian Conley

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"She wants to know how this happened and why bosses did not intervene earlier."

Conley was released from hospital last night (Tuesday, November 20) to recover from the collapse with his family.

Producers are now said to be in crisis talks to make sure that the show's stars do not suffer similar incidents in the future.

I'm A Celebrity 2012: Brian Conley

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The source added: "We pride ourselves on ensuring celebrities are equipped for the challenge, but it seems one slipped through the net."

However, an ITV spokesman said: "The safety and welfare of our contestants is of paramount importance.

"All contestants are assessed by independent medical experts. We also have contact where necessary with the celebrities' GPs.

"Medical personnel are also available 24 hours a day to provide support if it is needed."

I'm a Celebrity continues tonight (Wednesday, November 21) at 8.30pm on ITV1.

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