FLEUR’S EX­TREME JUN­GLE PREP Our queen of the jun­gle? Emily gets her chance to shine

SINGER STARVES HER­SELF TO PRE­PARE FOR I’M A CELEB She sees the show as her last shot at fame

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Af­ter al­most sin­gle-hand­edly pulling a boat out of a river dur­ing the open­ing episode of I’m A Celeb, view­ers and camp­mates alike were blown away by Fleur East’s bang­ing bod. The X Fac­tor star ad­mit­ted that be­fore en­ter­ing the jun­gle, she had been go­ing the ex­tra mile to pre­pare her body for the lack of food. “I have been go­ing on an in­ter­mit­tent fast to get my stom­ach ready for ra­tions. I don’t want to go in there hangry. I have ei­ther been hav­ing break­fast and just wa­ter through­out the day, or no break­fast, a light lunch and din­ner.” The 31 year old has al­ways been a fit­ness fa­natic and had in­creased her work­outs to im­prove her stamina in prepa­ra­tion for ev­ery­thing the jun­gle could throw at her. “I thought I was go­ing a bit ex­treme, but I met Medic Bob and he was ad­vis­ing we should be do­ing that to get our stom­achs ready.” Speak­ing to heat pre­vi­ously, Fleur told us she loves work­ing out and finds it easy to mo­ti­vate her­self. “I work out about five days a week, usu­ally first thing in the morn­ing, be­cause it sparks my cre­ativ­ity. When I’m in bed scrolling through my phone first thing, and I look at [fit­ness gu­rus] like Brit­tne Babe and Kayla Itsines, then I’m like, ‘OK, I just need to get out of bed.’ Or, if I’m hav­ing a re­ally slow morn­ing, I’ll get up, brush my teeth and put my gym kit on be­fore I do any­thing else.”

As well as win­ning hearts and minds in the camp, Emily Atack is a firm favourite for view­ers at home af­ter she sky­dived into our lives. And while those who have never seen The In­be­tween­ers may have been won­der­ing who she was, we’re told Emily sees I’m A Celeb as her last chance for suc­cess. “She re­ally wants to use the show to kick-start her ca­reer again,” an in­sider tells heat. “She showed so much prom­ise in The In­be­tween­ers, [which ran from 2008-2010], but she didn’t quite live up to the hype.” Emily played Char­lotte Hinch­cliffe – also known as, er, “Char­lotte Big Jugs” – in the Bri­tish sit­com and went on to ap­pear in both Keith Lemon and Tracey Ull­man’s sketch shows. But as her co-stars went on to find greater suc­cess, her ca­reer seemed to stall.

Her friend Keith Lemon re­cently spoke about how funny Emily was, telling view­ers she was an ex­cel­lent mimic – as demon­strated by her Dani Dyer and Gemma Collins im­pres­sions last week. Our source agrees, telling us, “She’s re­ally funny and has her own stand-up show, but she isn’t known for her hu­mour at the mo­ment.”

The 28 year old was most re­cently in the press af­ter she was linked to Strictly love rat Seann Walsh. The pair were said to have had a brief fling af­ter meet­ing on a com­edy panel show in 2014 – while the co­me­dian was still dat­ing Rebecca Humphries.

We’re told Emily was keen to ap­pear on I’m A Celeb to get her back in the pub­lic eye for the right rea­sons, and to give her a shot at the fresh op­por­tu­ni­ties the show could bring for her. “She’s seen what it’s done for other peo­ple and she’s keen for it to do the same for her. She knows this could be her last chance at fame and re­ally wants to grab all op­por­tu­ni­ties,” our source ex­plains. “She was in the news be­fore I’m

A Celeb, with all the Seann stuff, and she wants to stay there. And she’s al­ready show­ing off her per­son­al­ity and ev­ery­one is warm­ing to her.”

Af­ter be­ing voted to take on the first trial of the se­ries, Emily im­pressed view­ers with her courage when faced with 40 snakes – in­clud­ing one that lunged and bit the ac­tress. Fans also praised Emily for com­fort­ing fel­low camp­mate Anne Hegerty when she was in tears. The TV star’s mum – ac­tress Kate Rob­bins – was quick to agree, say­ing, “She has got a kind heart and she will make sure peo­ple are OK.” n Katie Hol­loway

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