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Skye Wheatley reveals her heartbreaking struggle with an eating disorder on I’m A Celebrity

"I felt like I had to look a certain way"

Skye Wheatley has vulnerably opened up about struggling with an eating disorder when she was younger during a chat with her I’m A Celebrity campmates.

Skye told her fellow cast members that she was feeling “skinny-fat” because she’d lost weight in the jungle, but found she was losing her muscle tone too.

The influencer added that she struggled with the pressure of being in the spotlight when she was younger, and it led to her bulimia.

“I’ve had eating disorders,” she said.

Skye on I’m A Celebrity. Ten.

“When I was much younger, just the pressure, Instagram, and being in the spotlight. I felt like I had to look a certain way,” she said in the chat. “I’m a really bad binge eater. I used to do it once a week. You’d feel sick about the amount of food I was eating in one sitting.”

Skye’s campmate Brittany Hockley asked her what she’d eat when she binged.

“I think it’s my ADHD,” Skye replied “With ADHD you are always searching for that quick dopamine hit. Packets of chips, Maltesers, two-minute noodles, blocks of chocolate. Everything within one sitting. I’d finish it all off and then within one hour…”

Skye on I’m A Celebrity. Ten.

Skye’s time in the spotlight

Skye starred on Big Brother way back in 2014, and she was considered a fan favourite from the season. The then barista placed in third place, behind winner Ryan Ginns and runner-up Travis Lunardi.

The then 20-year-old was well-liked by her fellow housemates and was only nominated once in week ten alongside David Hodis and Lina Grant.

Skye on Big Brother.

At the time, she was the youngest contestant to ever appear on the franchise.

Shortly after appearing on Big Brother, Skye began carving out a career influencing. She now has over 600k Instagram followers and has worked with various big brands.

More recently, she launched her own fitness plans. Her website sells “booty plans” and recipe books. She also has a clothing brand called Good People Apparel, that she started with influencer Tori de Jong.

Watch I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia season 10 at 7.30 pm Sunday – Monday on 10 and 10Play.

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