Tensions have been high in camp as appetites grow and personalities clash.

In the midst of the pressures that the jungle life brings, Rebekah Vardy, 35, opened up about her mental health struggles with her fellow campmates Iain Lee, 44, and Stanley Johnson, 77, on Tuesday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!

The brunette beauty – who has spoken about her shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence last month – candidly discussed her battle with post natal depression with her second child Taylor with her jungle pals, bravely revealing she contemplated suicide as a teenager.

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Candid: Rebekah Vardy, 35, opened up about her mental health struggles with her fellow campmates Iain Lee, 44, and Stanley Johnson, 77, on Tuesday night's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!

Candid: Rebekah Vardy, 35, opened up about her mental health struggles with her fellow campmates Iain Lee, 44, and Stanley Johnson, 77, on Tuesday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!

Huddled around the campfire, Stanley asked controversial broadcaster Iain about his radio show The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee on talkRadio. 

The comedian – who had overcome tensions with Stanley on Monday’s show – revealed that mental health and depression regularly get discussed on-air, admitting that the subject matter comes from his listener who call in.

He began: ‘We have phone ins and we try and extract stories from the people that call in, we talk a lot about mental health and depression.’

To which Stanley asked: ‘As an interviewer would you say to a person do you often feel like killing yourself?’

Chat: Huddled around the campfire, Stanley asked controversial broadcaster Iain about his radio show The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee on talkRadio

Chat: Huddled around the campfire, Stanley asked controversial broadcaster Iain about his radio show The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee on talkRadio

Honest: The comedian - who had overcome tensions with Stanley on Monday's show - revealed that mental health and depression regularly get discussed on-air, admitting that the subject matter comes from his listener who call in

Honest: The comedian – who had overcome tensions with Stanley on Monday’s show – revealed that mental health and depression regularly get discussed on-air, admitting that the subject matter comes from his listener who call in

Answering his frank question, Iain revealed that he has suffered with depression and has had suicidal thoughts. 

‘I wouldn’t put it quite like that but in essence that question would be asked because I’ve had suicidal thoughts in the past. I’ve been there’ he said. ‘It is the biggest killer of men, suicide, between 30-45’.

Overhearing their conversation, Rebekah added to their discussion by sharing her own mental health struggles, revealing that she attempted to take her own life after shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a teenager.

She explained: ‘You draw from experience don’t you, I tried it when I was younger this when I was 14.’

Question: To which Stanley asked: 'As an interviewer would you say to a person do you often feel like killing yourself?'

Question: To which Stanley asked: ‘As an interviewer would you say to a person do you often feel like killing yourself?’

Brave: Overhearing their conversation, Rebekah added to their discussion by sharing her own mental health struggles, revealing that she attempted to take her own life after shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a teenager

Brave: Overhearing their conversation, Rebekah added to their discussion by sharing her own mental health struggles, revealing that she attempted to take her own life after shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a teenager

Taken aback by her confession, Iain admitted that he was heartbroken hearing that she suffered with mental health issues so young and asked if she ever looked for help. 

‘Wow, that’s incredible, I’m sorry to hear that,’ he said. ‘It breaks my heart to think that as a 14 year old you would consider doing something like that but it is really common, did you get help?’

The mother-of-four explained that she pushed her issues to one aside but she’s couldn’t run from her problems any longer after welcoming her second child Taylor, six.

She confessed: ‘No. Because when I was that age it was something that was pushed under the carpet and it had such a bad effect on me and I made such horrific decisions in life and I got to a point after I had my second child where it just hit me and it does because you can’t run from it forever and that is what I was doing.

Shocked: Taken aback by her confession, Iain admitted that he was heartbroken hearing that she suffered with mental health issues so young and asked if she ever looked for help

Shocked: Taken aback by her confession, Iain admitted that he was heartbroken hearing that she suffered with mental health issues so young and asked if she ever looked for help

Frank: The mother-of-four explained that she pushed her issues to one aside but she's couldn't run from her problems any longer after welcoming her second child Taylor, six

Frank: The mother-of-four explained that she pushed her issues to one aside but she’s couldn’t run from her problems any longer after welcoming her second child Taylor, six

Listening: Stanley listened carefully as Rebekah shared her story

Listening: Stanley listened carefully as Rebekah shared her story

‘I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it.’

Stanley added: ‘I heard it can sometimes hit women after their second child.’

Becky continued: ‘It was a knock on effect after that.  

‘I had CBT therapy which changes your brain’s thought process, I had counselling and I was on anti-depressants for a while and then all of a sudden things just started getting better because you learn to deal with things and you need to talk and talk helps you overcome so many things. It is so different now.’

Following her open conversation, Iain hoped his children’s generation will pave the way for mental health to no longer be a taboo. 

Sharing: She added: 'I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it'

Sharing: She added: ‘I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it’

Taboo: Following her open conversation, Iain hoped his children's generation will pave the way for mental health to no longer be a taboo

Taboo: Following her open conversation, Iain hoped his children’s generation will pave the way for mental health to no longer be a taboo

Grateful: After their deep discussion, Iain thanked Becky for sharing and being so honest with them

Grateful: After their deep discussion, Iain thanked Becky for sharing and being so honest with them

He said: ‘For my kids’ generation the way will be cleared slightly, I’m not proud that my head went that way, but it’s not a weakness.

Agreeing, Jamie Lomas added: ‘The mind is a powerful tool. If you let it run away with itself, it will do.’

After their deep discussion, Iain thanked Becky for sharing and being so honest with them.

Just last month, Becky took to Instagram to share her struggles with mental health after fell victim to ‘nasty men’ in her teens and 20s.

She posted the details in a poignant Instagram essay in October as women from the music, modelling and movie industries continue to come forward with their stories.

Dicussions: Just last month, Becky took to Instagram to share her struggles with mental health after fell victim to 'nasty men' in her teens and 20s

Dicussions: Just last month, Becky took to Instagram to share her struggles with mental health after fell victim to ‘nasty men’ in her teens and 20s

She simultaneously praised her footballer husband Jamie Vardy, with whom she shares two children, for being kind and supportive and giving her the life she loves. 

The candid moment came in the midst of an emotional episode which saw Iain break down after he succeeded in getting 11 stars for camp during his Bushtucker Trial Space for Fears.

Chatting to Shappi Khorsandi, Iain shared his fears about feeling intimated by his fellow manly campmates. 

Iain said to Shappi: ‘Theres a lot of testosterone which is not my natural environment. She agreed: ‘Mine neither’.

Facing his fears: The candid moment came in the midst of an emotional episode which saw Iain break down after he succeeded in getting 11 stars for camp during his Bushtucker Trial Space for Fears

Facing his fears: The candid moment came in the midst of an emotional episode which saw Iain break down after he succeeded in getting 11 stars for camp during his Bushtucker Trial Space for Fears

Support: Chatting to Shappi Khorsandi, Iain shared his fears about feeling intimated by his fellow manly campmates. He added: 'I find it quite intimidating, not in a bullying sort of way, just, you know. So if I let down the lads, its humiliating. It feels humiliating.' To which Shappi replied: 'It’s not humiliating, it feels that'

Support: Chatting to Shappi Khorsandi, Iain shared his fears about feeling intimated by his fellow manly campmates. He added: ‘I find it quite intimidating, not in a bullying sort of way, just, you know. So if I let down the lads, its humiliating. It feels humiliating.’ To which Shappi replied: ‘It’s not humiliating, it feels that’

He added: ‘I find it quite intimidating, not in a bullying sort of way, just, you know. So if I let down the lads, its humiliating. It feels humiliating.’ To which Shappi replied: ‘It’s not humiliating, it feels that.’

As he went on his way to face his fears, Shappi told the Bush Telegraph that he needed to win the trial for himself not the camp. 

She said: ‘Iain really really needs to win this, not for the meals but for himself. I think he will enjoy his time in the camp much more if he is able to. I hope he can.’

Feeling dejected even before he started, he said: ‘I am grateful that I have been given another opportunity to have a go to prove myself and test my limits. 

Worried: Feeling dejected even before he started, he said: 'I am grateful that I have been given another opportunity to have a go to prove myself and test my limits'

Worried: Feeling dejected even before he started, he said: ‘I am grateful that I have been given another opportunity to have a go to prove myself and test my limits’

Winner: Revealing he was doing it for his sons, Iain surprised himself by winning dinner for camp by nabbing 11 stars during the sky-high trial

Winner: Revealing he was doing it for his sons, Iain surprised himself by winning dinner for camp by nabbing 11 stars during the sky-high trial

‘My best may not be the same best as perhaps Jamie’s is or Amir’s is or anything like that but I’m going to confront it and give it my best crack.’ 

Revealing he was doing it for his sons, Iain surprised himself by winning dinner for camp by nabbing 11 stars during the sky-high trial.

Making his way back to camp, he was overcome by emotion as he expressed his relief at having completed the Trial. 

He grinned: ‘I did it, it was great. It was traumatic. I was terrified. I did it. I’m thrilled.

'Thrilled': Making his way back to camp, he was overcome by emotion as he expressed his relief at having completed the Trial. He grinned: 'I did it, it was great. It was traumatic. I was terrified. I did it. I’m thrilled'

‘Thrilled’: Making his way back to camp, he was overcome by emotion as he expressed his relief at having completed the Trial. He grinned: ‘I did it, it was great. It was traumatic. I was terrified. I did it. I’m thrilled’

Triumph: Returning to a cheering camp, Iain's triumphant return didn't go unnoticed as Toff revealed how much the win meant for him and the campmates

Triumph: Returning to a cheering camp, Iain’s triumphant return didn’t go unnoticed as Toff revealed how much the win meant for him and the campmates

‘I can go back to the group and say look, I know you feel like you’ve been carrying me as a bit of dead wood well, I’ve earnt my space at the table tonight so I’m very chuffed.’

Returning to a cheering camp, Iain’s triumphant return didn’t go unnoticed as Toff revealed how much the win meant for him and the campmates.

Toff said: ‘Oh my goodness. Iain’s face when he came down into camp. He was just so happy. He was overcome with emotion. I think we’re all proud of him. I think he conquered a very big fear today.’ 

Proud: Toff said: 'Oh my goodness. Iain’s face when he came down into camp. He was just so happy. He was overcome with emotion. I think we’re all proud of him. I think he conquered a very big fear today'

Proud: Toff said: ‘Oh my goodness. Iain’s face when he came down into camp. He was just so happy. He was overcome with emotion. I think we’re all proud of him. I think he conquered a very big fear today’





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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