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Conley: Bosses told me to continue to take my medication or leave

Comedian and actor Brian Conley has told ITV1's Daybreak that upon entering the 'Im A Celebrity' jungle, he decided to stop taking anti-depressant medication he had been prescribed for the past 15 years.

Show bosses asked Conley to continue to take the medication, while in jungle. When he refused, he left the show. He says he has continued to refrain from taking the medication since his jungle exit and believes he is "a stronger man" for the incident.

Conley: I stopped taking anti-depressants in the jungle

I'm A Celebrity contestant Brian Conley has told ITV1's Daybreak he stopped taking the anti-depressants that he had been prescribed for 15 years while he was in the jungle.

The comedian and actor said he had been suffering from malnutrition and exhaustion but the show's bosses, worried about his well-being, insisted he keep taking the medication - which he refused.

Brian Conley has spoken after his ten-day stay in the 'I'm a Celebrity' jungle. Credit: ITV Daybreak

He said: "ITV is a big huge company, they have got to do it right and if I've bought these tablets in, I've got to take them."

Brian left the show after ten days in the jungle.

He added that he has not taken anti-depressant medication since leaving the show and he believes the incident has made him a "much stronger man".


Report: Brian Conley's daughters at his bedside

Brian Conley arrives with his wife Anne-Marie and daughter Lucy. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Brian Conley is recovering on the Gold Coast as his family flew out to support him, according reports.

His daughters Amy, 15, and Lucy, ten, and his wife Anne-Marie are at his bedside after flying to Brisbane, according to The Sun.

His dramatic exit came after viewers saw the star break down in tears on the ITV reality show.