CBB's David Gest: 'I was really, really sick but now I'm on the mend'

Published Tuesday, Jan 26 2016, 13:54 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
David Gest has said he's on the mend following the illness that forced him to quit Celebrity Big Brother.

The ex-husband of Liza Minnelli had to withdraw from the show after falling ill, but last night he did his first post-show interview with Rylan Clark-Neal on Bit On The Side.

CBB BOTS: David Gest gives his first interview since quitting because of illness
25 January 2016

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David said: "I was really, really sick but I am on the mend. I didn't want to go, I loved all the people as crazy as it was. I loved being the kind of father, adviser, best friend, nut case that they could all deal with. I am a nut case!"

He also appeared on today's ITV's Loose Women, where he said: "I had tonsillitis, a fever, my lymph glands were swollen, my blood pressure went up. I was coughing all day long. It's a set, it's not a real house, so at night the air conditioning would come in and I'd keep coughing and coughing."

Poor David.