I’m A Celeb’s Emily Atack shares inspirational body positive message after flying home

She battled demons about her image whilst in the jungle

Emily Atack

by Emma Dodds |
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Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack certainly divided viewers of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! when she first stepped in the jungle. However, after three weeks, she'd won the hearts of the nation with her bubbly and funny personality, and came second in the end to Harry Redknapp.

Upon leaving the jungle, Emily broke viewers' hearts with her emotional speech, revealing that she'd been struggling with self-acceptance before entering the jungle, but that the experience had taught her to love herself.

She told presenters Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby, "I came into this with a difficult start to the year and I didn't really know what I was doing and where I wanted to go, and this place has given me so much self-acceptance. I will never, ever doubt myself ever again."

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Now, Emily has taken to Instagram to share a body positive message after landing back in the UK. The 28-year-old has become aware of some negative comments about her appearance in the jungle, and has shrugged them off with a light-hearted message.

Sharing a photo of herself in a bikini, she wrote, 'Morning mud crabs 🦀 just catching up on everything. I am back in London! Can’t believe the amount of articles & comments about my bod. Some good, some bad.

'I will never EVER use a Slimming App ever again. We are all different shapes & sizes. We are all unique. Some have rock hard abs, some have a bit of Jam Roly-poly, it’s all ok!!!' [sic]

Fans rushed to the comments to praise Emily for her brave post, with many writing that she was beautiful. One wrote, 'You look so happy and healthy! Screw the haters, you’re bloody gorgeous inside and out!' as another added, 'It's a normal body and finally nice to see someone having pictures like it' and one other commented, 'Can’t see anything wrong! You are a dream!'

Emily came second to footballing legend Harry Redknapp in the show's finale on Sunday night (9th Dec), with her close friend John Barrowman MBE coming third.

READ: Harry Redknapp's best one-liners from I'm A Celebrity... 2018


I'm A Celebrity 2018 Harry Redknapp's best one-liners stacked

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His hilarious joke about being a football manager

Oh Harry, you joker!

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When he rapped with Fleur East and Malique Thompson-Dwyer

After a brief discussion about grinding, Harry, Fleur and Malique made up a rap after asking which car Harry drives - and the results were BRILLIANT.

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When he was SUPER blunt about Malique's departure

Obviously, he wasn't being mean about Malique - he just meant that they'd most likely be seeing each other in a matter of days!

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When he spoke about the time he ran Sandra over

Harry unfortunately wasn't being super observant two years ago, and told his campmates, "I used to think I was a good driver but I had a nightmare and ran over my wife one day. She got out the car and I thought she'd crossed the road and I pulled forward and she fell into the road and a bus stopped literally yards away and the most amazing part of the story probably, my grand-daughter is sitting on top of the bus and sees all of this. Unreal."

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When the campmates got split into teams

His competitive nature came out when they got split into teams, and he became one of the Roos.

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When Noel had to hold a yabby in his mouth

During the Fall of Emperor Noel Bushtucker trial, Harry and Noel had to take it in turns to hold creatures in their mouths - and when Noel held a yabby in his mouth, Harry couldn't control himself, and yelled, "YABBA DABBA DOOOO."

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When he had some words of comfort for Fleur East

Before Fleur took on the Gore Seasons Pizza Bushtucker trial, Harry had his very own unique way of comforting her.

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When he had some thoughts about Fleur's music

In the Jungle Arms, the campmates took part in a little karaoke, when Fleur's song 'Sax' came on and they all tried to learn her dance routine. Harry wasn't convinced.

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