GLAD TO BE GONE

Val Lehman was happy to be booted from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! as it meant she no longer had to lis­ten to Lau­rina Fleure

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Vet­eran ac­tress Val Lehman has la­belled Lau­rina Fleure a pain in the butt and says she won’t miss the re­al­ity TV star af­ter spend­ing five weeks in the South African jun­gle with her.

The for­mer Pris­oner ac­tress was evicted from Net­work Ten’s I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! on Sun­day and says she’s happy to see the back of Fleure.

Al­though the 72-year-old con­cedes the for­mer The

Bach­e­lor con­tes­tant did make her learn some­thing about her­self.

“I learnt I was more tol­er­ant than I thought I was,” Lehman says.

“Who made me re­alise that? Lau­rina. She’s a pain in the butt.

“Lau­rina has two top­ics of con­ver­sa­tion: one is her la­bel and the other is her­self,” Lehman says. “I won’t miss Lau­rina.” While in the jun­gle, the ac­tress re­vealed can­didly to Jo Beth Tay­lor that she worked harder than most of her cast mates on cult Aus­tralian drama Pris­oner. On one day she ap­peared in 26 scenes as women’s pris­oner Bea “Top Dog” Smith for the first five of the eight sea­sons of the se­ries.

The ac­tress said she had to price her­self out of the show af­ter hav­ing enough of the tough work­load.

With this in­for­ma­tion now out in the open, Lehman says she’s fine with peo­ple know­ing about it.

“I usu­ally don’t say any­thing I don’t want heard any­way,” she says.

She says she be­lieves some of the re­main­ing con­tes­tants on the show for­get they’re be­ing watched and maybe re­veal too much.

But the hard­est part of the whole ex­pe­ri­ence for Lehman on I’m A Celebrity was the food.

“The food is dis­gust­ing, that’s the thing I strug­gled with most,” she says.

The ac­tress lost 10kg while film­ing the show.

I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! tonight, 7.30pm, Chan­nel 10

Val Lehman af­ter be­ing evicted from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

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