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Heidi & Spencer -- Tortured?

Heidi Pratt was tortured by NBC to the point she was "convulsively
throwing up" -- that's what some people on the set of "I'm a
Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" are telling TMZ.

We've learned Heidi was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a
gastric ulcer, after being held with hubby Spencer Pratt in a dark
room for a day and a night with only water, rice and beans. It was
designed as punishment because they left the show. One cast member
described their treatment this way -- "It's the same as Guantanamo

And get this ... a cast member tells us NBC execs tried to convince
Heidi to stay on the set rather than take an ambulance to a hospital
for treatment. She has now left the hospital and is on meds.

We're told some of the cast members want to quit, but their passports
have been taken away and they are under guard.

Paul Telegdy, NBC's Exec VP of Alternative Programming, told Ryan
Seacrest about holding Heidi and Spencer in isolation as punishment,
adding, "...They are now going to be examined, and their value system
utterly deconstructed ...These people really are going to bare their

We're told Spencer has fired his lawyer (who wanted him to stay on the
show) and is now planning to sue NBC over the show.

Spencer and Heidi now want out ... for good....but there's a problem
-- they signed a contract with NBC to do the show.

NBC reps did not return our calls ...so far.

Stay tuned


Producers to Speidi -- Let's Go to the Video Tape!

The bigwigs over at NBC and Granada Television are fuming mad at Heidi
and Spencer for their latest claims of "being tortured" -- and they
say the video tape will prove their side of the story.

As we first reported, Heidi Pratt was rushed to the hospital and
diagnosed with a gastric ulcer after a rough few days of filming "I'm
A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"

But we're told it's all BS. A source on the production tells us there
were medics on scene the entire time and the whole thing was filmed.

Spencer tweeted that Heidi was "locked in a dark room for 3 days w no
food or water" -- we're told it was 8-10 hours max, with food and

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Producers Fire Back on Heidi's Hospitalization

 ITV, the company that produces "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here"
just released the folllowing statement regarding Heidi Pratt's

ITV Studios, producers of the series, state that press reports at this
time are untrue. ITV has been producing this format around the world
for many years and the health of the celebrity participants are of the
utmost importance.
A medic and a doctor are present at the location at all times for all
participants. All allegations of the celebrities being deprived of
food and water are completely untrue.
You *have* to take Heidi and Spencer for who they are-- FAKERS. The
show that made them famous ('The Hills') is incredibly fake. Their
paparazzi photos are all incredibly fake (nothing but staged photo-
ops). So it would make sense that they're faking this for the

I'm ALSO willing to bet that NBC is 100% in on this. It gives buzz to
otherwise unbuzzworthy show. It's *also* the reason WHY "Speidi" will
win this. They're obviously NOT going to vote-off the ONLY interesting
people on that show, leaving the the audience w/ the washed-up LOSERS
that remain. Expect them to win it, because it's: