Comedian and former radio host, Tanya Hennessy has earnt a reputation for her honest, candid and funny reflections on body positivity and mental health, and she’s continuing that conversation on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.
Currently camping out in the South African jungle, the 34-year-old has reflected on a run-in with her former high school bully.
“I had this girl write in the toilets all of this stuff about me when I was in year nine, and drew this picture which was just a circle, a big fat stomach a little head and arms and I was just ‘fat, fat, fat, fat, fat!’” she told her campmates.
“It took forever for them to paint it down because every time I would sit to go to the toilet, I would see it. Because it was right where the toilet roll was.”
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However, roughly three years ago, long after both of them had finished high school, Tanya received a message from her former bully.
“She messaged me about three Christmases ago and she’s into yoga now. And she was like ‘I just want to say I’m really really sorry, and I’m really proud of how you turned out and I hope that my actions have not affected you’,” she said.
“I wrote back ‘to be honest with you, you taught me resilience and you taught me to get over it and move on. So thank you, in a way,’” she said.
“I’ve made so many dumb decisions and I would hate for someone not to forgive me for something I did when I was a child.”