The drama! I can't even take it anymore.
Heidi Pratt was hospitalized in Costa Rica on Saturday, while competing with hubby Spencer, on NBC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! But allegations that the duo were being tortured on the set of the reality series are false, says an inside source.
"Any accusations that Spencer and Heidi were harmed are untrue," the source confirms, adding that while the couple spent approximately 14 hours in the show's jungle "Lost Chamber" awaiting their fate in the series, they were not in harm's way.
"There was no danger, no life-threatening situations -- in fact, they were actually protected from the elements, unlike the other contestants," the source adds. "When they came out, they were happy and in good spirits."
Spencer's sister, Stephanie Pratt, had some harsh words for NBC -- blaming them for her family's "suffering."
"I'm really saddened to hear that nbc felt it was ok to punish speidi so harshly-and torture them as if they were criminals-that Heidi was...rushed to the hospital and has an IV in her arm after being locked in a dark room for 3 days w no food or water. Pls pray she will be ok," Steph Twittered.
In a statement to UsMagazine.com, ITV Studios, which produces the series, confirms that a medic and doctor have been present at all times during filming of the show.
"ITV has been producing this format around the world for many years and the health of the celebrity participants are of the utmost importance," the statement read.
Of course it is. This was just one more opportunity for Speidi to get their names in media.