Former I’m a Celebrity campmate James McVey has opened up about suffering with an eating disorder, and how being in the jungle forced him to address his relationship with food.
The Vamps star, who came fifth on this year’s show, spoke about how an eating disorder “dictated his life” a few years ago, with the jungle reminding him of that period.
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“The jungle diet pushed my body and mind to the absolute limit,” James told The Mirror. “I felt like I was wasting away.
“The contrast between my body before and after has taught me a lot. It’s made me recognise that years ago I had a problem.
“About five years ago it dictated my life. I didn’t want to go out for meals because I didn’t want to eat food I couldn’t control.
“I didn’t realise how much that had taken over my life and it still does play a big part now. It’s a constant battle to try to recognise that moderation is a good thing.”
Meanwhile, James recently got a new tattoo that was inspired by his time in the jungle, the inking reading: “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”