Emily Atack has said going hungry on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has made her more appreciative of food.
The Inbetweeners actress, who came second behind Harry Redknapp in the jungle reality series last year, said the ITV show’s famous eating challenges had made her “thankful”.
Speaking on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch she said: “Oh my, the hunger was just the most difficult thing, and the things you do for food, the things you have to do for food…
“You end up being so thankful for the tasks because you have a chance to win food.”
Asked whether her experience on the programme had changed how she looked at food, the 29-year-old actress said she had come to love it even more than before.
She replied: “I’ve always absolutely adored food, and I love it even more now. I appreciate it more.”
Atack faced a number of gruelling Bushtucker trials during her time in the jungle, including one which saw her drink foul concoctions of bugs and animal parts.
She also recalled her first meal after leaving the jungle, where she gorged on blocks of cheese.
She said: “There was a cheeseboard waiting for me in the Versace hotel – that’s posh, isn’t it? – and I sat down and just ate blocks of cheese for literally about an hour.”
Atack is about to embark on a stand-up comedy tour which has reportedly seen a surge in sales following her time in Australia.