Emily Atack has said she has a "tricky" relationship with social media despite leaving the Australian jungle "free" of her insecurities.

The 31-year-old Inbetweeners actress and star of ITV2's Celebrity Juice, has said that she felt liberated by her 2018 spell in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Emily said she had been "criticised" in the past over her weight and so "wearing a bikini in the jungle was a daunting prospect".

She added: "But the experience forced me to rebuild my relationship with my body; because there was nowhere to hide, I had to embrace those insecurities and I returned from Australia feeling free."

Emily Atack
Emily Atack has overcome her insecurities about her body

Emily has continued to live a healthier lifestyle and it has paid dividends.

She continued: "Eating out less over the past year, I've inadvertently lost a stone - but my confidence doesn't hinge on a number on the scales."

Speaking to Women's Health UK, Emily said that she is still having issues with social media and that the platforms can be a "double-edged sword".

She said that despite this, social media is an important part of her job.

Emily Atack
Emily Atack says she has a "tricky" relationship with social media

Emily said: "My relationship with social media is still tricky.

"The online world is a double-edged sword. My DMs should be a safe space, but everyone's allowed to say what they like.

"Social media is a huge part of my job and I love reaching out to fans and get so much support back - I have every right to that relationship."

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She added she was "nervous" about appearing on I'm A Celebrity without any make-up.

"But it turned out to be a great opportunity for me not to care about what I looked like," she said.

"People watching were able to see beneath the fake tan armour and it was so heart-warming when I realised that they accepted that version of me - freckles, messy hair and all."

*Read the full Emily Atack interview in the April issue of Women's Health UK, on sale from Wednesday.

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