Spencer & Heidi Pratt Quit NBC’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ After Hospitalization
First Published: June 9, 2009 1:48 AM EDT Credit: NBC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- After quitting three times, allegations of being “tortured,” countless plugs for dry shampoo and even a hospitalization, Heidi and Spencer Pratt have once again called it quits on NBC’s “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Heidi had been hospitalized with what was believed to be a stomach ailment.
A clip on Monday night’s show featured a doctor in the Costa Rican hospital telling the reality star that an ultrasound had come back negative, and it did not appear to be anything serious.
“Everything seems to be normal by the ultrasound, so it does seem to be more like we were thinking – a gastric ulcer or gastritis,” the doctor told Heidi, with Spencer standing by her bedside.
Fellow castmember Lou Diamond Phillips broke the news to the rest of the contestants that the “Hills” couple was once again leaving the show.
“They will not be coming back to camp. They are no longer a part of this competition,” the actor told the rest of the cast, relaying information he had received from producers. “They are gone.”
While at the hospital, Spencer spoke about the couple’s decision to quit the show, for what would be the fourth time in two weeks.
“We gave it our all in the camp, but now it’s about health. Doctors are going to be with her the next three days,” Spencer told the cameras. “At the end of the day, we went back in and proved to ourselves that it wasn’t just about us – it was a life-changing experience.”
Prior to the announcement, a clip was shown of Spencer and Heidi speaking with one of the show’s producers, admitting the contest was far different from what they had envisioned.
“We’ve never really lived in a jungle! I thought we were all going to be chilling at your hotel, we’d come to the jungle, we make drama, we’d do all these crazy stunts, we’d sleep on cots for a little bit, we’d go back,” Spencer ranted. “Like, no one told us we were really guinea pigs.”
Phillips chalked up the couple’s poor showing in the jungle to not entering the game with the right mindset.
“When you go back to the beginning, they were not mentally prepared for this. If your head is not in the game, your body will not follow,” the former “Young Guns” star said during a confessional jungle interview.
And while Spencer and Heidi’s antics weren’t always appreciated by the other jungle dwellers, at least one of the contestants offered well wishes to the ailing Heidi.
“It’s really awful that Heidi had to get sick and they had to leave,” Sanjaya Malakar told the cameras. “But I’m hoping she’s doing well.”
However, the couple weren’t the only contestants to leave the show on Monday night.
Comedian Frances Callier – half of the comedy duo Frangela – quit earlier in the show, following the elimination of her partner, Angela Shelton, last week.
At the conclusion of the show, it was also announced that Heidi’s sister, Holly Montag, would be joining the cast for Wednesday night’s show – news which NBC previously confirmed exclusively to AccessHollywood.com.
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