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“I’ve had an eating disorder most of my life,” Yvie said. “I grew up in a house where I was told one of the worst things to be was overweight.”
“I wish we lived in a different world…” she continued, “…where what we looked like doesn’t matter.”
“I feel like we’ve all been doing so well, and now we’re going to celebrate how much weight we’ve lost and how that’s something to be proud of. I don’t think it is something to be proud of,” she said.
It was a moment that struck a chord with viewers all over Australia, as well as several of Yvie’s camp mates.
Now, Mamamia can exclusively share that on tonight’s episode of I’m a Celebrity, Yvie’s long time friend Angie Kent opens up about her own experience with bulimia.
Watch a clip of their conversation below. Post continues after video.
In a conversation with Richard Reid, Angie recalled a time when she had a “dreadful eating disorder”.
“It lasted for ages,” she said. “I only just started talking about it three years ago.”
“It’s so sad because you do get judged for stuff like that. People think you’re doing it for attention or, they think you can snap out of it. But it’s like an addiction. It’s like being an alcoholic or a drug addict, you’re addicted to that part of your life because that’s the only part of your life you can control…