Nicola McLean reveals medics rushed in to remove tick buried in neck on Im A Celeb

Former glamour model and 2008 I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Nicola McLean has opened up about a rather gruesome experience on the jungle based reality show, which saw medics rush in to help her.

Nicola, 41, revealed that the unseen scenes saw medics help her after a tick had buried itself in her neck.

Now, years later, Nicola has spoken to the Daily Star about her time on the show, telling the outlet: "I didn't get hurt but I got a tick I had to get that taken out it was in my neck, it was awful."

She continued: "I was talking to Martina [Navratilova] and I was rubbing my neck and was like 'what's that?

“She said 'don't freak out, but you have to go to the Bush Telegraph' and I was like 'ahhh' they got it out quickly but it was disgusting."

Talking about her time on the show, Nicola had previously revealed that she was exempt from taking part in one trial because of her GG implants.

She said: "There was something in there, I can’t remember exactly but I couldn’t do a trial because of my implants.

"There was something with a harness because we were worried they’d end up around the back, as implants can move, but yeah I can’t remember what it was but I wasn’t allowed to do something.

"Maybe it was laying on my front in the challenge that I couldn’t do, as they were in the way or something but they’re always in the way, to be honest."

Not one to shy away from some of the grosser details, Nicola also shared that during her stint in the jungle, a number of her campmates barely washed.

The former glamour model said: "Honestly, a lot of the other people in camp barely washed for days, and I get it, and I could have easily done that because of how freezing it was.

"But I was in there for a reason and I wanted to get the air time so I sucked it up and got right in there."

Nicola appeared on the show in 2008 alongside other celebrities including Blue singer Simon Webbe, legendary actor George Takei tennis pro Martina Navratilova, and singer David Van Day, with whom she often clashed.

Nicola finished in sixth place with Joe Swash being crowned the 2008 King of the Jungle.


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