Warning: This article deals with an account of an eating disorder that could be triggering for some readers.
Almost a year on from her powerful protest speech on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! former Gogglebox star Yvie Jones has shared how she “still struggles every single day” with her eating disorder.
“I grew up in a household where it wasn’t okay to be overweight – it was something to be ashamed of,” she told co-host Grant Denyer on Hit Network’s Summer Breakfast show.
“I developed an eating disorder quite young and have continued with that the rest of my life.”
Watch Yvie’s powerful speech on I’m A Celebrity. Post continues below video.
Earlier this year, former Gogglebox star Yvie Jones was widely praised when she refused to take part in a weight-loss challenge on I’m A Celebrity.
The segment usually involved each celebrity attempting to guess how many kilograms they have lost since they entered camp by scooping beans into a bag, but as Yvie approached the stand for her go, she turned to the remaining contestants to make an emotional speech of protest.
Urging viewers and fellow contestants to shift away from society’s focus on looks, Yvie said she wished these pressures would cease to exist.
“I wish we lived in a different world where what we look like doesn’t matter,” she said.
“You don’t know what its like to go through life and be judged solely on the weight that you are, or the clothes that don’t fit you properly.