'I'm A Celeb' Winner Georgia Toffolo Reveals Struggles While In The Jungle

Another year, another minor celebrity crowned 'Queen of the Jungle'. This time around, it was the turn of Made In Chelsea star, Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo to take the title.

The 23-year-old was handed her crown by last year's winner, Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffatt, who told her: "It's girls like you that make me so proud to be a young woman."

However, despite her success, Toff has revealed that getting there was far from an easy feat and that she had to overcome a huge range of obstacles while participating in the popular ITV competition.

During her time on the show, the star has said she had to battle with body anxiety, a confidence-sapping skin condition and extreme hunger.

All of this was exacerbated by the fact that Toff had only just split up with ex-boyfriend James Middleton when she entered the jungle.

Speaking to the Sun, she said: "I thought about James a lot in the beginning because we had only just broken up. The timing was off. It was sad.

"I have so much respect for him because our split was tough on him.

"He didn't sign up to being spoken about on TV in front of 12 million people as he's fiercely private.

"I'm very shocked and touched he supported me.

"I can't imagine doing the same thing if it was the other way around."

Devon-born Toff, who was also the lowest-paid contestant on I'm A Celebrity, added that she has no interest in embarking on another relationship, saying that she'd rather focus on her career.

"This is my time to concentrate on me and my career and not boys," she said.

"I'm still young and, while I 100 per cent want to get married and have kids one day, I've got plenty of time.

"My love life has had a tough year, but winning I'm A Celeb has been good for my self-esteem."

Toff also told the Sun of her body anxiety issues while competing in the jungle.

"I felt really skinny," she continued.

"I had small boobies anyway and I looked down and I was completely flat. I took in chicken fillets in my bra, but I accidentally lay on one and burst it.

"So I had one booby with a chicken fillet and one without, so I had to sacrifice them.

"I've just had to embrace my small boobies.

"I doubt I would ever get a boob job when I can buy chicken fillets. It's nothing to be ashamed of."

Some viewers were quick to point out that the young reality TV star appeared to be wearing makeup while on the show, which is banned. However, Toff revealed that producers made an exception after learning of a skin condition she suffers from.

"I honestly wouldn't have been able to look any of my campmates in the eye if I didn't have my make-up on," she explained.

"When producers told me it was banned I broke down in tears and said, 'I can't do this'.

"I've been to the doctors so much over the years. It's a medical problem and I've been on strong tablets for six months trying to get rid of them.

"So show bosses agreed that, because it was a medical problem, I was allowed to put foundation on once a day in the morning.

"I wish I could walk around with no make-up on but I have big angry red marks all down the side of my cheeks.

"Some people don't understand how badly it affects my confidence and upsets me."

Now she's out of the jungle and filled with confidence, Toff plans to get her TV career off the ground, citing Scarlett Moffatt as an inspiration.

She said: "It was such an honour to have Scarlett rooting for me. I can't believe she even knows my name. I would love to mirror her career."

Words: Paddy Maddison

Paddy Maddison

Paddy Maddison is a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to LADbible. He specialises in men's lifestyle, music and news, which has seen him work with publications including ShortList, FashionBeans, Menswear Style and many industry-leading brands. Contact him on [email protected]

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