I'm A Celebrity 2014: Craig Charles leaves jungle following sudden death of his brother

The Corrie star was missing from the live section of last night's show

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Craig Charles has quit I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! after the sudden death of his brother.

The Coronation Street star was missing from the live section of last night's show after he was told about the death of his older brother Dean, who reportedly died after having a heart attack at his home in Spain.

An ITV spokesman said: “Craig decided to leave the camp earlier today and will be heading back to his family in the UK. We send our sincere condolences to Craig and his family.”

His exit follows the departure of Gemma Collins from the show yesterday, who left the jungle after just three days after struggling with the conditions of the camp.


Charles, 50, was not seen with his fellow contestants when presenters Ant and Dec entered the campsite on last night's episode.

Earlier, the duo told viewers they could not vote for Charles when deciding which celebrity should take part in the next bushtucker trial.

Charles originally chose to join the show to mark his 50th birthday. He said he had been asked many times before to enter the jungle but could not fit it around his filming schedule.

Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie and 2014 X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden will enter the camp as two new contestants tonight.

Read more: Gemma Collins quits I'm A Celebrity