Brian Conley Reveals The Truth About His Exit From I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 8 years ago

Brian Conley Reveals The Truth About His Exit From I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here

Limahl might have been the second campmate to be eliminated from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here last night but Brian Conley is still the man that everyone is talking about today.

The comedian’s exit, which was put down to ‘medical reasons’, has brought the spotlight onto show bosses concerning their psychiatric clearance assessments.


Many, including Brian’s wife, have asked questions as to why he was ever allowed to take part considering his history of depression and alcoholism.


Brian got very upset at one point in the jungle.

But the man himself told Daybreak this morning what exactly happened in the jungle:  “Two days after six days of not eating, I didn’t have antidepressants. They said if I did not comply with these regulations, then I would not be on the show.” 

Translated into English, that means Brian decided to stop taking his antidepressants for the first time in 15 years while on the programme. This then had a knock-on effect on his wellbeing.

“I started feeling really bad, and very shortly after that I did have to leave. I found out I was malnutritioned and I was suffering from exhaustion, that’s what the doctor said.”

He added: “I felt bad because it was out of my control, it was their decision… I couldn’t lie to them (about not taking the antidepressants).”



Today he spoke to Daybreak about his reason for leaving.

Now Brian wants to use his experience to spread awareness about depression: “What I want to do now is publicise depression. I’ve touched it when my father died, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve needed help.”

Touching on jungle life, the 51-year-old also said: “I can tell you it’s not fluffy out there, it’s the real world. It’s tough, real tough.”