DURING her jungle stint, I’m A Celebrity winner Vicky Pattison survived largely on rice and beans.
Four years on, she is tucking into a whole lot more after being diagnosed with nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NS-RED) — a condition which causes her to unknowingly eat in the middle of the night.
Vicky has put on weight because of her secret nocturnal binges which she has no recollection of in the morning.
A source said: “Vicky goes to bootcamps about three times a year, regularly exercises and watches what she eats — in the daytime. So to discover her body is betraying her at night has come as such a blow.
“She would put on about half a stone and couldn’t figure out why. Then one morning she saw the detritus of a 3am blowout and worked it out, and has now been diagnosed with NS-RED.
“But she has overcome greater obstacles than this and is determined to beat it.”
Earlier in the week, Vicky posted a make-up free selfie on Instagram to highlight the realities of her “celeb” life.
She wrote: “I have a chest infection that I haven’t been able to shake and it’s making me cranky.
“I’m lonely, I’ve gained weight recently and it’s getting me down, no matter how much I pretend I’m OK with it.
“I’m overwhelmed in the world I’m in. I ate Doritos last night in my sleep (yes, I sleep eat). I miss my mam. I’m drowning in these thoughts and I don’t feel inspirational.
“My point is, maybe if we’re more honest, we all won’t feel so alone. THANK YOU for listening and I hope you’re a little less hard on yourselves today for it.”
Vicky, who was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2015, is not the first celeb to have been diagnosed with NS-RED, which can lead to type II diabetes.
Two years ago Robbie Williams revealed he was battling NS-RED, which affects around two per cent of people.
The Take That singer said: “I am absolutely asleep and I get up and I go and eat.
“I don’t do it on purpose — I’m not aware I’m doing it — but it happens. And apparently in my sleep I don’t want kale, I want sugar and loads of it . . . It’s just weird.”
For former Geordie Shore star Vicky, being diagnosed with NS-RED is doubly hard to deal with — especially as she is a fitness fanatic who regularly posts glamorous bikini selfies.
Jo: Jesus an alien?
THE Rolling Stones must have had their fair share of hallucinations back in their hedonistic days.
But Ronnie Wood’s ex-wife JO claims to have seen UFOs twice while sober – and is convinced Jesus was sent to Earth by aliens.
The model, who has had encounters in Brazil and on a plane, believes when Jesus was born the star that guided the Three Kings to find the son of God was, in fact, a UFO which brought the holy child to the planet.
She said: “When they talk about the star that went over Bethlehem I always think, ‘That’s got to be a UFO that moved across Bethlehem when Jesus was born.’”
Jo is now convinced governments worldwide have proof extra-terrestrials are real but won’t release it.
She said: “Governments know. If the people knew, it would blow religion out of the water – and religion is a form of control.”
Lottie pacs a punch
Also at the event was Sophia Smith, who had a two-year relationship with One Direction’s Liam Payne, splitting in 2015 shortly before he started dating Cheryl Tweedy.
There’s a girlband in the making.
Andrew in drag
I can reveal the Spider-Man actor has signed up as a guest judge on the upcoming series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Andrew – who lipsynched to a Whitney track at a Drag Race event in London last year – will help judge the next batch of hopefuls and, according to insiders, was in his element on set.
A telly source said: “He is a huge fan of the US version of Drag Race so he jumped at the chance to join the UK line-up. He couldn’t hide his excitement on set and got more into it than any of the other celebs.”
Cara’s got a vibe
IT seems that money can buy you anything these days – even a sex toy necklace.
The £120 dildo accessory is one of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s luxury items on her website Goop.
The lifestyle brand’s site claims its Vesper Vibrator Necklace is “for the transition from night out to night in . . . with four speeds and two modes (pulsing and constant).”
Cara certainly has the cash for such expensive jewellery. She has been named on The Sunday Times Rich List as the fifth wealthiest film star under 30.
The actress is estimated to have a £22million fortune thanks to her film and modelling work.
Cara describes herself as gender-fluid after quitting full-time modelling in 2015, saying it made her feel “hollow”.
She looks buzzing now.
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Lucy gets discs out
LUCY Spraggon covers up – using carefully placed covers of her new album.
The singer, who sprang to fame on X Factor in 2012, posted this cheeky pic on Instagram after her record Today Was A Good Day hit No8 in the midweek charts.
Lucy has signed a US record deal, been playlisted by Radio 2, and will perform at Glastonbury this summer.
She tells me: “I can’t wait to play there.
“I’ve got a few surprises up my sleeve but I probably won’t be getting semi-naked again on stage.”
THERE’s nothing ironic about singer Alanis Morissette’s baby bump, evident at her set at Kaaboo music festival in Texas.
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