Emily Atack's mum says jungle social media ban will be 'like rehab'


Emily Atack’s mum Kate Robbins has said that she thinks being in the jungle away from social media will be “a kind of rehab” for her daughter.

The actress appeared on ITV’s Lorraine to discuss Atack’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! debut and admitted that she thought some time away from her phone would be a good thing.

She said: “It’s going to be really good for her not to be on social media for a while. It’s like a kind of rehab.

“It’ll be good for all of them, really.”

Robbins also laughed along with Lorraine Kelly about Atack’s dramatic sky dive from a helicopter which was her entrance into the jungle.

She sobbed and screamed her way through the jump, branding it “horrific” once her feet were back on the ground.

Robbins said: “She made more noise coming out of that helicopter than I did giving birth to her. I’ve never heard such a blood-curdling scream.”


However, she seemed sceptical about whether her daughter would be looking for love in the jungle, saying that she thought it would be unlikely she would meet the love of her life there.

She explained: “I’m not sure, she’s going to have smelly armpits.”

I’m a Celebrity viewers were stunned to see Atack, aged 28, talking about needing to prepare for adulthood and wanting to be able to pay her own bills as she introduced herself in the series launch.

Following her screechy skydive and being assigned the basic rations camp when her team lost the first challenge, Atack has been voted to take part in the first bushtucker trial, titled Viper Pit.

The former Inbetweeners actress will face snakes in an enclosed space as she battles to win some food for her camp, currently surviving on minimal portions of rice and beans.

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