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Iain Lee likens his I’m A Celeb experience to taking ‘LSD’

His time in the jungle was mired in accusations from viewers that campmates Dennis Wise, Jamie Lomas, Amir Khan, and Rebekah Vardy had bullied him. 

And now Iain Lee, 44, has revealed that his time on I’m A Celebrity has had such a ‘profound effect’ on him that he’s likened the experience to taking hallucinogenic drug LSD.

Speaking on his talkRadio show on Tuesday, the broadcaster confessed to a caller that he’s been seeing a psychiatrist following his time Down Under and is hoping to come off his antidepressants.

Extreme: Iain Lee, 44, has revealed that his time on I’m A Celebrity has had such a ‘profound effect’ on him that he’s likened the experience to taking hallucinogenic drug LSD

He shared: ‘I saw my psychiatrist today, because ITV are paying for three sessions with my psychiatrist.

‘I’m with this psychiatrist cos I wanna come off my antidepressants because there was a minor relapse a few weeks ago with stuff going on. I said the jungle was weird and had a profound effect on me.

‘I said the best way I can describe it… after I took LSD the first time, and I’ve only done it a handful of times, for the next year at least I saw and perceived everything differently.’

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Iain famously clashed with his campmates during his time on the much-loved series, with some viewers claiming he was bullied by his fellow celebrities. 

Candid: Speaking on his talkRadio show on Tuesday, the broadcaster confessed to a caller that he's been seeing a psychiatrist following his time Down Under and is hoping to come off his antidepressants

Candid: Speaking on his talkRadio show on Tuesday, the broadcaster confessed to a caller that he’s been seeing a psychiatrist following his time Down Under and is hoping to come off his antidepressants

According to the Mirror, a source close to the broadcaster said: ‘All contestants are checked by a medic and a psychologist after leaving camp.’ 

The confession comes after Iain slammed opinions he was bullied on I’m A Celebrity, but said he was ‘ostracised and intimidated’ by his fellow co-stars.

The comedian, who openly struggled with his mental health issues during the show, blamed ‘hunger’ and ‘heightened emotions’ for the rising tensions in camp. 

‘Bullying is a big word, and I was categorically not bullied in the jungle,’ he told The Telegraph. ‘Having said that, I was ostracised, made to feel horrendously awkward and intimidated.’

Confession: The confession comes after Iain slammed opinions he was bullied on I'm A Celebrity, but said he was 'ostracised and intimidated' by his fellow co-stars (Pictured L-R: with Amir Khan, Jamie Lomas and Denis Wise)

Confession: The confession comes after Iain slammed opinions he was bullied on I’m A Celebrity, but said he was ‘ostracised and intimidated’ by his fellow co-stars (Pictured L-R: with Amir Khan, Jamie Lomas and Denis Wise)

Honest: The comedian, who openly struggled with his mental health issues during the show, blamed 'hunger' and 'heightened emotions' for the rising tensions in camp

Honest: The comedian, who openly struggled with his mental health issues during the show, blamed ‘hunger’ and ‘heightened emotions’ for the rising tensions in camp

He added: ‘Look, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! is surreal to begin with, emotions are heightened, everyone’s ‘hangry’, which is to say ‘hungry and angry’ and the pressure is immense.’

Despite insisting he wasn’t bullied, he went on to reveal his regrets of not standing up for himself more. 

But he said his 6ft 5ins stature would have been intimidating to others if he started shouting, saying ‘it would have made things a lot worse and I would have been even more isolated’.

Isolated: Despite insisting he wasn't bullied, he went on to reveal his regrets of not standing up for himself more. But he said his 6ft 5ins stature would have been intimidating to others if he started shouting, saying 'it would have made things a lot worse and I would have been even more isolated'

Isolated: Despite insisting he wasn’t bullied, he went on to reveal his regrets of not standing up for himself more. But he said his 6ft 5ins stature would have been intimidating to others if he started shouting, saying ‘it would have made things a lot worse and I would have been even more isolated’

In December, the father-of-two admitted he was ‘disappointed’ by boxer Amir Khan’s ‘lying’ as he assumed they were close during his appearance on Loose Women.

He said: ‘I was really disappointed that people had been saying things behind my back about a “game plan” and that I wasn’t trying hard enough. But when you’re in there you do go a bit nuts. Everyone’s hungry. You get so bored. You can have days of doing nothing.

‘I have spoken to Becky [Vardy] since, I’ve been speaking to Becky a lot on WhatsApp. I’ve been speaking to Dennis [Wise]. I haven’t’ spoken to Jamie [Lomas] but we got quite close,’ he explained. 

Claims: During the show, Rebekah declared that she wasn't a 'ringleader' - but was slammed by fans who caught her sharing a covert handshake with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted out

Claims: During the show, Rebekah declared that she wasn’t a ‘ringleader’ – but was slammed by fans who caught her sharing a covert handshake with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted out

During the show, Rebekah declared that she wasn’t a ‘ringleader’ – but was slammed by fans who caught her sharing a covert handshake with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted out.

The Coming Out show captured the moments after the celebrities left the Australia outback – including their reaction to fans’ comments about them. 

Iain was quick to set the record straight upon leaving: ‘There was no bullying going on. Let’s quash this rumour once and for all. Bullying is a very serious thing. It’s a huge word. There was no bullying whatsoever. ‘

He added: ‘I always got on with Becky, I always thought she had a deliciously dark humour. The only argument was with Dennis and that lasted about 30 seconds before we hugged.’ 

On the record: Iain was quick to set the record straight upon leaving: 'There was no bullying going on. Let's quash this rumour once and for all. Bullying is a very serious thing. It's a huge word. There was no bullying whatsoever'

On the record: Iain was quick to set the record straight upon leaving: ‘There was no bullying going on. Let’s quash this rumour once and for all. Bullying is a very serious thing. It’s a huge word. There was no bullying whatsoever’

 



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