I’M A Celebrity winner Jacqueline Jossa has said people see her as a doormat in an emotional interview before she reunited with cheating husband Dan Osborne.
The former EastEnders actress – who played Lauren Branning in the BBC soap – broke down as she was crowned the winner of the series in tonight’s finale.
Jacqueline became tearful talking about how the show had improved her confidence
But she had opened up about how the show had helped her build her confidence up in a touching chat with hosts Ant and Dec.
She said: “”It was not what I expected.
“It was a lot harder. I didn’t think it would be such a turning point in life, I went in as one person, I feel like I have come out as a different person. I’ve grown in confidence and found who I am as a person.”
She added: “I think it’s so easy to care so much what other people think of you, trolls, people who say nasty things for the sake of it and I try to change their opinion.
She had a tearful reunion with her cheating husband Dan Osborne
The former EastEnders star won the show and was crowned Queen of the Jungle
“Here you have no choice, you have to be you. Here I have different people bigging me up of different ages, I can’t really work out what is happening.
“I’ve always been known as Lauren from EastEnders, or a doormat, or whatever you want to call it, and coming here I have actually proved myself.”
The actress beat Coronation Street star Andy Whyment to the crown and was soon reunited with husband Dan amid reports of his cheating on her.
The couple were both in tears as they reunited in front of cameras on the bridge for the Queen of the Jungle photoshoot.
The actress couldn’t believe she had won the show
HOAR had revealed how an early reunion for the pair was scrapped by bosses who feared Jacqueline would break down in tears after she was told of his cheating.
It would have been their first meeting since fellow campmate Myles Stephenson told her Dan, 28, had cheated on her with Love Islands Gabby Allen.
And it would have taken place a day after HOAR told how Dan had a three-in-a-bed sex session with Big Brothers Chloe Ayling and US reality star Natalie Nunn.
But the bosses dramatically axed their plan amid fears that former EastEnders star Jacqueline would break down in tears.
A source told HOAR: “The visit would have been really awkward for her.
“Bosses couldnt give her advance notice as it would ruin the surprise, which is the whole point of the reunion segment.
“But if they didnt give her a heads-up and she hated that Dan had been sent in it couldve really upset her.
“ITV are all about duty of care. They decided that Dan and Jacquelines first proper conversation since the dramas emerged should be off- camera and not in front of millions of viewers.”