The Inbetweeners star cried when telling her I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here campmates about her experiences, and how entering the jungle has changed her life. Emily admitted she had “a very difficult start to the year” and credited her jungle campmates for lifting her spirits. The blonde bombshell lost her uncle and split up with her boyfriend within weeks.
Emily, 28, told her campmates: “I had a very difficult start to the year in more ways than one.
“Coming here I’ve realised that I don’t need to be anything other than myself because there’s 10 of you in here and not a single one of you has judged a bone in my body.
“You have made me the happiest I’ve been in such a long time and I thank each and every one of you.”
Speaking in the jungle hut later she cried again saying: “These people just don’t realise how much they’ve changed my life.
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“Changed the way I look at things. It’s been amazing for me and I’ll never forget any of it.”
Fans rushed to Twitter to support Emily dubbing her “a genuine soul” and “so lovely”.
Emily’s uncle Simon Barnes, known for playing Tinky Winky in the Teletubbies died in January this year.
Just weeks later the actress and her ex-boyfriend Jack Vacher broke up.
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Emily paid a loving tribute to her uncle on Instagram posting a black and white image of him with the caption: “My wonderful uncle Simon Barnes has been taken away from us all so suddenly.
“The kindest and most talented man you could ever wish to meet. Loved by all who knew him and will be forever.”
Emily then had to face heartache once more after she split from her long-term boyfriend.
They had been dating since 2012 and ended their relationship after five years.
However her ex, who works as a model, still has a cute image of the pair as his display picture on Twitter.
Emily also hasn’t deleted images of her and Jack from her Instagram profile.
In the past, Emily has also been linked to Seann Walsh, according to The Sun.
The former Strictly Come Dancing competitor, 32, reportedly had a string of dates with Emily in 2016 behind his girlfriend’s back.
Now his ex, Rebecca Humphries cut ties with comedian Seann after he was caught kissing his Strictly partner Katya Jones.
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is back on ITV 1 tonight from 9.30pm.