Yvie Jones last night delivered one of the more powerful moments seen so far on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here when she declined to learn how much weight she has lost.
The segment staged by producers with remaining contestants guessing the weight they had lost became one of emotion.
“I’ve had an eating disorder most of my life,” she said. “I grew up in a household where I was told one of the worst things to be was overweight.
“Sorry….I can’t actually tell you the last time I weighed myself.
“I wish we lived in a different world where what we look like doesn’t matter. And I know that a lot of people think that they understand what it’s like.
“Unless you’ve had an overweight problem, you don’t know what it’s like to go through life and be judged solely on the weight that you are on a scale or the clothes that don’t fit you properly.”
It was a candid moment but will doubtless win her a string of new supporters in the final week of the series.
“I feel like we’ve all been doing so well and now we’re going to celebrate how much weight we’ve lost and that somehow that is something to be proud of. And I don’t think it is something to be proud of.
“I just hope that by saying this I can help one person understand that it has nothing to do with the way you look… what your worth is in the world.
“So I’m going to respectfully ask that my number is taken away and that I don’t know how much I’ve lost because I don’t think it really matters.”
Producers agreed to her request.
Justin later approached her (just to make it all about him) and explained that he too had been subjected to body image issues. For real.
Natasha Exelby last night departed the series, which concludes on Sunday.