I'm A Celebrity fans were baffled after Richard Madeley returned to castle on Friday night to discuss his early exit from the show with hosts Ant and Dec.

It was announced on Thursday that the Good Morning Britain presenter had been forced to pull out of the ITV reality show after he was taken to hospital.

After being given the all-clear it was announced that Richard was unable to re-join his fellow celebs after breaking the camp's covid bubble.

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In an interview with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly Richard insisted he was "fit as a fiddle".

Richard returned to give an interview

However fans wondered why he was unable to return to the camp but could be back on set for an interview with the presenters.

They took to Twitter to air their confusion.

@Ian_welford asked on Twitter: "Why was @antanddec allowed to interview @richardm56 if he had broken covid bubble restrictions?

"Surely if the presenters can go back in to the castle then why not one of the camp mates #ImACeleb."

@lyndon_bob tweeted: Richard Madeley leaves camp, he's OK, great, but can't go back in coz of covid??

"But can speak to Ant and Dec who do go into the camp everyday?? PCR tests?? Who's next?? Easy money or what!!"

@AvonandsomerRob said: "Richard Madeley gave the excuse for leaving that he had broken the Covid bubble, thus couldn't risk infecting the camp mates, but he's just spent 20 minutes giving an interview with Ant & Dec, who will be going into camp daily to meet with the contestants. Something is fishy!!"

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Ant and Dec answered back about the matter after journalist Dawn Neesom asked: "@richardm56 can’t go back into camp because of #Covid but can sit & talk to @antanddec who then go into camp?#ImACeleb #fishy."

They replied: "At a 2m distance for 6 minutes. #NotThatFishy."

And @chelsierhianne defended: "Social distancing with ventilation for a few minutes is a bit different to living with 11 other people.

"So he tests negative today and in 3 days time Arlene gets sick and tests positive. Because he was still carrying the bug. Then what?"

@Joanne_Conway said: "He is sitting apart from them and won’t be living and sleeping with them."

And @SueCrawley1 said: "He was social distancing from them to be fair."