Spencer Matthews 'ordered to go to rehab'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 November 2015
Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews has been advised to go to rehab after being forced to leave 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' for taking steroids

Spencer Matthews has been ordered to go to rehab after being axed from 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The 'Made in Chelsea' star was forced to leave the jungle after just three days when producers became aware of his addiction to steroids and it's now been revealed his management team and family have urged him to seek professional help.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He has one of the best teams in the business around him and they are having talks about how they can save his career.

"Their main priority is looking after Spencer and making sure he is on the straight and narrow.

"His family are distraught because they didn't know what was going on. This has come out of the blue."

The 27-year-old hunk's departure from the show was announced last week with little explanation but he later released a statement admitting to his addiction.

He said: "Why did I leave 'I'm a Celebrity' after just three days? The simple answer is that I screwed up, and have some explaining to do.

"Shortly after I arrived in Australia I told the production team that I was taking a steroid-based medication that had begun some weeks ago.

"When I started taking this programme of pills it was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ironically, never took place.

"My admission to the production team that I was still taking these pills led to the conclusion that it would be unsafe for me to stay in the jungle - a decision which I found extremely hard to stomach.'

"I pushed back but ultimately the show's duty of care prevailed and bags had to be packed.

"Taking these pills was a serious error of judgment, which I hugely regret. I have disappointed my family, friends and fans and would like to apologise.

"I would like to thank ITV for the opportunity and their support, they're a class act. I loved every minute of being in the jungle and wish the remaining contestants the best of luck. Hoping for another shot at it someday."

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