Vicki Michelle has revealed that she chose to keep a recent cancer scare secret, in order to keep her place on ‘I’m a Celebrity’.
The actress has revealed that a cyst “the size of a small rugby ball” was found on her ovary just three weeks before she entered the jungle.
Doctors discovered the cyst when Vicki went to A&E after suffering severe stomach pains.
“The nurse said, ‘How could you not have known? You’re tiny and it’s massive’.”
As the operation to remove the cyst comes with a six week recovery time, Vicki decided to wait so that she could still jet off to Australia for the show. Instead, she chose to have the cyst drained.
“My doctor in England had said I would be fine but I didn’t want to risk anything. I didn’t want to lose the job.”
Vicki was a hit with viewers and her fellow campmates during her time on the show and she finished in 7th place.
Recent reports suggest that she could be joining the ‘Loose Women’ panel in the coming months.
Since his triumph, Carl has revealed that he previously battled depression and felt “unfulfilled” despite his career successes.