The ex-wife of Michael Schumacher’s brother has been kicked out of I’m A Celebrity over fears she would reveal secrets about the F1 legend’s health.
Cora Schumacher, 47, was married to Michael’s brother Ralf for almost 15 years and was dumped from the German spin-off reality show after only three days in the jungle, reports The Sun.
Cora was close with Michael and his wife Corinna throughout her marriage to Ralf.
Cora Schumacher, ex-wife of Schumacher’s brother, was booted out of the German version of I’m A Celebrity. Picture: RTL
The two women are said to still have a “respectful but not close” relationship with one another.
He told BILD that the pair was on good terms and that he did not think she would make any revelations.
“I think that she wants to find her own topic with the jungle camp and won’t, for example, take up our shared past. After all, it was all a long time ago,” he told the German news outlet.
Ich Bin Ein Star – the German version of I’m A Celeb – announced Cora’s exit on social media.
Producers informed that she had said the phrase to “get out of the jungle” shortly before the third live episode.
An official statement read: “Cora suffers from a severe cough and decides that she no longer feels healthily fit for the jungle adventure. We wish her all the best!”
Cora is said to suffer from long Covid, and was struggling to breathe due to the smoke coming off of the campfire.
Cora was married to Ralf Schumacher, pictured right, for almost 15 years. Picture: Getty
The 47-year-old, who is also a racing driver herself, sobbed as she explained her reason for leaving, saying:“‘I want to go home. I cannot stand this anymore.
“I can’t do this anymore with the smoke, everything is burning. I cannot anymore. I want to get out of here now. Now, now, now!”
It comes after Schumacher could be set to attend his daughter’s wedding after spending the last 10 years hidden from the public.
The location of the wedding has finally been revealed as fans of the former F1 legend eagerly wait to see if he will turn up.
December 29 marked a full decade since the seven-time world champion crashed while skiing in Meribel, France, later staying 250 days in a medically-induced coma.
Michael Schumacher celebrates with his wife Corrina after competing in his 200th Grand Prix during the Spanish F1 Grand Prix on May 9, 2004. Picture: Getty
Since 2013, his wife Corinna has been creating a private world around Michael as he continues his recovery – including forming a tight knit group of people allowed to see the great man and those who can’t.
Corinna has cut out certain people for a plethora or reasons including keeping the families privacy a priority and for the sake of Schuey.
Michael’s wife – who he described as his “guardian angel” – has done her best to keep their life private including reportedly slimming down his $830m business empire and selling prized assets such as his private jet and Norwegian home.
She has even converted part of their $82.75 million home into a hospital where 15 doctors and a team of masseurs give him 24-hour care and the surrounding forest and security fences kept him away from anyone not welcome.