Ulrika Jonsson treated for hypothermia on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Ulrika Jonsson suffered a nightmare during Sunday's first gruelling episode of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The 54-year-old presenter had to be taken to an ambulance where she was treated for hypothermia – after she was left without any feeling in her toes or fingers.

It comes as the Swedish star has joined the Channel 4 survival series, which is set in the remote island of Raasay in the Scottish Hebrides, alongside Kerry Katona, Wes Nelson and Vicky Pattison.

The first episode, which aired on Sunday night, saw Ulrika and her co-stars take part in a cold water swimming challenge before having to take off running as quickly as possible with their equipment.

Ulrika was left shivering during the rough water challenge, but her instructors told her to press on with the task and "push herself".

However, Ulrika was visibly shaking, and confessed to the instructors: "It is so cold, I have no feeling in my toes or fingers."

The episode turned even more tense when a medic was called over to attend to the presenter, and it was revealed that she appeared to be experiencing mild symptoms of hypothermia.

The star had to be taken to an ambulance where she had to be warmed up and treated for the condition.

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Later on in the episode, viewers were told that Ulrika had been assessed for hypothermia and had been given the "all clear" to rejoin the course as she was told that "hydration was key".

Discussing the show in a pre-recorded segment, Ulrika said: "Age and ageing is such a bizarre thing, because, in my head… I still feel 25. Or something like that!

"I definitely don't want to be forgotten about and I don't want to be discounted."

Fans at home were impressed with the brave star for wanting to continue with the show, with many rushing to social media to compliment the star's efforts on the show.

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One Twitter user commented: "Fantastic so far, really enjoying this. Well done Ulrika for your honesty. I love stuff like this which calls on real integrity and inner strength. Feel inspired already…."

A second penned: "Fair play, Ulrika did well"

A third wrote: "Come on Ulrika. You got this," as they attached a strong-arm emoji.

A fourth added: "Well done tonight to @JakeQuickenden @KerryKatona7 and Ulrika a great opening episode see you next week."

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins airs on Sunday night at 9pm on Channel 4.

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