I'm A Celebrity's Rebecca Adlington Explains Bushtucker Trial Exemptions: 'I Have An Anxiety Disorder'


Many questioned why I'm A Celebrity star Rebecca Adlington was allowed to skip trials whilst in the jungle and the Olympic swimmer has now revealed that it's because of an anxiety disorder that she suffers from that causes panic attacks.

Twitter users took to the social networking site after Rebecca was ruled out of bushtucker trials, with many claiming that the gold medal winner may have been pregnant.

However, following her exit from the show, Rebecca has been quick to put the rumours to rest.

"I have an anxiety disorder specific to confined underground spaces, and I've had panic attacks in the past," she told the Daily Mail. "I disclosed that in my medical before I went into the jungle."

She added that it had not been her decision to skip the trials, explaining: "We were never aware in advance what the trials were. It was up to the doctors to exempt people. It really was no big deal."

Meanwhile, Rebecca branded fellow campmate Amy Willerton as "selfish" after she left the camp earlier this week.

The athlete said: "I'm such a team player and Lucy is the biggest team player of all.

"So, I think [Amy's behaviour has] bothered me and Lucy more than anyone else, because we're both such strong team players. We thrive being in a team more than as an individual. I think it's just affected us that someone has been selfish in that way, to bring in loads of stuff that no-one else has. It's unfair."

Picking up on the times in the jungle when Amy was caught having objects that she shouldn't have had. Rebecca added: "We've all come in here and we've all accepted that there's rules and there's regulations you've got to go by. It has upset me that one campmate totally went against that with the bikinis, the underwear, the contraband, the concealer and the lip balm."

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