I’m A Celeb’s Nick Knowles feared Harry Redknapp had a stroke in unaired moment

Nick Knowles has revealed a terrifying unaired moment on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in which he feared Harry Redknapp had suffered a stroke.

The DIY SOS host called in the medics over worries that his campmate had fallen seriously ill.

Nick, 56, said he became concerned for former football manager Harry, 71, when they went for a shower one morning.

Speaking on today’s Lorraine, the star said Harry became dizzy a couple of times one morning, but that they originally put it down to the lack of food.

However, he became very concerned when he noticed Harry’s lip was lower on one side.

He told host Lorraine Kelly: "Harry and I used to go for a shower, we used to do the cold shower first thing in the morning. That morning he stood up – a lot of people getting dizzy through lack of food and things – he stood up and then was a little giddy on his feet.

"He said, ‘That was a bit odd’. Then we went down and he did it again in the shower. I noticed his lip was dropped on one side. Now, my father died of a stroke. I immediately was like I want to get the medics in here straight away. He’s almost 82, I want to make sure he’s ok.

"It turned out what it was, he was a little low on body sugars, which was making him dizzy. Bit dehydrated, which made him dizzy. Actually, he’d got a bite on his lip from one of the trials, which made his lip swell, which made him look lower on one side – enough signs for me to go [and get help]."

Nick also revealed an injury he suffered before entering the jungle, but kept a secret.

He said the reason he didn’t want viewers to know was because he didn’t want the "sympathy vote".

He said: "I had an injury before I went. About five days before I went in I basically compressed a couple of vertebrae in my neck and tore two ligaments in my shoulder.

"So I was in an MRI machine just two days before I went out and then when I got to Australia I had four cortisone injections in my shoulder. [The show’s medic] Doctor Bob would come and check up on me."

He added: "I didn’t want the sympathy vote – just do it and get on with it and get through and out the other side.

"That’s why I’d sit in that freezing cold pool because it would freeze my shoulder. I hate cold water as well. It’d go numb and I’d get about an hour’s worth of relief off of it."

Nick also joked that the pain in his left arm meant that his press-ups ended up "with a strange humping motion", before asking Lorraine: "Can I say humping on morning TV?"

* Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV from 8.30am

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