I’m A Celebrity’s Bob the Medic leaves the Australian camp after 20 years


I’m A Celebrity…Get Bob out of there! ITV show’s famous medic quits the Australian camp ahead of new series after 20 years on screen

He has carried Gillian McKeith off camera after she fainted during a bushtucker trial, removed a cockroach from Fatima Whitbread’s nose and been right on hand to help hundreds of other celebs in compromising positions.

But his days pulling critters out of celebrity pants are over – as Bob the Medic has left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after spending 20 years on the show.

Bob McCarron, 72, has never missed a series of the Australia-based ITV game show.

End of an era: Bob the Medic has left I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!  after spending 20 years on the show

End of an era: Bob the Medic has left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after spending 20 years on the show

But he is being replaced by a different medical expert who won’t be featured on television.

Starting on the show back in 2002, Mr McCarron has been the right-hand man for celebrities walking through the camp gates for two weeks under the trees.

The 72-year-old medic did not feature in the show when it relocated its camp from Australia to Gwrych Castle in Wales due to Covid restrictions.

Kiosk Keith also did not feature in the Welsh castle, replaced by Kiosk Cledwyn, named after the late politician Cledwyn Hughes.

Famous faces: Starting on the show back in 2002, Mr McCarron has been the right-hand man for celebrities walking through the camp gates for two weeks under the trees

Famous faces: Starting on the show back in 2002, Mr McCarron has been the right-hand man for celebrities walking through the camp gates for two weeks under the trees

Medic Bob is a fan favorite who has been on I’m A Celebrity since it started in 2002, with iconic moments including him rushing to Gillian McKeith’s aid after she fainted and helping Fatima Whitbread remove a cockroach from her nose.

In 2018 he also removed a cockroach from Harry Redknapp’s ear, who went on to be crowned as King Of The Jungle on that series.

The Sun has reported that Bob is set to continue working on the German version of I’m A Celeb instead.

He is also said to be continuing to work on his spin-off show where he travels around Australia.

One source told the publication that Bob was so busy that ‘something had to give’ – ‘Sadly, that’s the UK version,’ they said.

The source added: ‘It’s unthinkable to imagine the show without Medic Bob.’

A spokesman for I’m a Celeb said that Bob will ‘always be a friend to the show’ and wish him ‘all the very best’, also thanking him for ‘his hard work’.

Always there: Medic Bob is a fan favorite who has been on I'm A Celebrity since it started in 2002, with iconic moments including him rushing to Gillian McKeith's aid after she fainted

Always there: Medic Bob is a fan favorite who has been on I’m A Celebrity since it started in 2002, with iconic moments including him rushing to Gillian McKeith’s aid after she fainted

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