The eccentric TV star has claims her fainting attacks in the jungle were real
She’s endured eight Bushtucker Trials and 17 days in the jungle, but eccentric TV nutritionist Gillian McKeith has become the latest star to be voted out of the I’m A Celebrity jungle.
Gillian told Ant and Dec that she was relieved to be out of the jungle and hit back at claims that her dramatic fainting attacks were ‘fake’.
‘I’m so happy, I’m so happy I cannot tell you! I’m the happiest person alive,’ she said.
‘I have a history of fainting, it’s not something that I would ever want to do – it feels horrible. When I stood up my legs felt like jelly and then I woke up with the mask on. It’s horrible.’
The sorry star also revealed that she didn’t know why she had gone into the jungle when she suffered from so many phobias.
‘I must have lost my marbles,’ she joked. ‘I don’t know what I was thinking. I didn’t think I would be picked for all these trials, I thought I would be cooking all the time!’
Calling the Bushtucker Trials ‘draining,’ she explained: ‘The first day I thought that would be it and then each day it would start again and the anxiety levels grew into panic attack mode.
‘I felt as thought I was on high alert all the time.
‘I was petrified I was going to get to do more trials. I thought, I’ve had my Hallelujah moment, I don’t want to ruin it.’
Talking about the Dreaded Digger Task, she said, ‘I felt like I had a breakdown in that digger.
I felt like I was so emotionally raw I had nothing left to give. I
would have liked to have tried but my brain wouldn’t kick in with all
those levers and everything.
‘I thought I was going to faint and there would be bugs all over me – I couldn’t do it.’
Finally, Gillian backed X Factor runner up Stacey to win the show. ‘She’s definitely the Queen of the jungle in my book,’ she said.