Janice Dickinson quits I'm A Celeb after accident on way to dunny
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 May 2023
Janice Dickinson was forced to quit I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa after a nighttime accident on way to the dunny left her covered in blood
Janice Dickinson was forced to quit 'I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa' after falling over on her way to the dunny.
The 68-year-old former model has opened up about the "freak accident" in the middle of the night which forced her off the ITV reality show – which was recorded last year – revealing she tripped over in the dark and landed face-first. She was stretchered off and taken by ambulance to hospital to treat her injuries and she wasn't allowed to return to camp.
Janice told The Sun newspaper's TV Mag: "In the middle of one night I woke up because I had to go to the dunny [toilet] ... The campfire had gone out and it was as dark as it could be. So I thought: ‘Right, I’ll make it to the dunny from memory.’
"I walked a couple of steps and tripped, flying flat on my face – hair all over my forehead, my nose was bloody and my whole chin was gashed open. Blood was gushing from all these areas, and there was dirt and stones embedded in my face from the fall."
She was rescued by campmates Fatima Whitbread and Phil Tufnell who got her back to the main camp and called for a medic.
Janice went on: "[The doctor] said: ‘Oh my! We have to take her to the medical hut’ so they could wash away the blood, stones and dirt in case infection set in,.
"They gave me pain relief, put me on a stretcher and four men galloped me out along the road in the middle of the night in the cold air, two feet above the ground.
We reached an ambulance and the paramedics put a compress on my forehead and my chin. It was bad. I was in this tiny hospital in the middle of nowhere and they called my husband [Robert Gerner], who was in South Africa, to bring him to the hospital."
At the hospital, the doctors cleaned up her cuts and scrapes and gave her more painkillers.
However, Janice was unable to rejoin the rest of her campmates and her time in the show came to an end. The accident and the aftermath will not be shown on TV, but campmates will be told Janice's fate in Monday night's (08.05.23) episode.