Fans praise I'm A Celeb's Iain and Becky for admitting to feeling suicidal 4 years ago

Fans praise I'm A Celeb's Iain and Becky for admitting to feeling suicidal

We're used to Iain messing and Becky giving plenty of side-eye but we got to see another side to both of them on tonight's I'm A Celebrity.

While chatting with fellow celebrities in camp, both spoke very candidly about their mental health struggles. Iain admitted to having had some very low moments in the past.

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"I've had suicidal thoughts," he told his campmates after Stanley asked him about getting people to open up as a radio show host.

"It's awful, it's the biggest killer of men," he continued.

Becky was also frank in sharing her experience. She told the others that she had felt suicidal at the age of 14.

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She never sought treatment as mental health problems were "swept under the carpet" at the time, she said.

She began to struggle again after becoming a mum and said she reached breaking point after having her second child.

"You can't run from it forever," she said.

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She decided to try a number of things, she told her campmates, including cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and antidepressants.

Their openness was welcomed by viewers.

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Fair play to the pair of them for their honesty.