Hollie Arnold says she almost lost a stone of weight after surviving a Basic Ration Diet during her two week appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
On Friday night, the Paralympian was the first to be banned from the show’s twentieth series after spending a fortnight sleeping on the streets in the grounds of Grade II listed Gwrych Castle in north Wales.
And a steady diet of rice and beans meant Hollie, 26, lost a lot of weight before saying goodbye to her famous campmates – much to her joy.
Slimmer figure: Hollie Arnold says she almost lost a stone of weight after surviving a Basic Ration Diet during her two-week appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
She told spinoff show The Daily Drop: “I currently lost near a rock, so I’m really, really happy. I also feel bad because I feel like I have lost some muscle mass too.
This year’s contestants were living on rations while competing for the winner’s crown in what is the first series to be filmed outside of Eastern Australia, the show’s traditional home.
But while those competing in the Australian wilderness usually settle for a paltry 700 calories, the 12 campmates currently competing in Wales have been given an extra 100 calories a day to cope with the freezing November temperatures in Britain.
Tasty: This year’s contestants were living on rations while competing for the winner’s crown in what is the first series to be filmed away from eastern Australia
Despite affording herself a slapped meal after leaving Castle Camp, Hollie admitted that she was already missing the show as he entered his final week.
She said, “I’m just trying to absorb it all. I’m really sad to be out, but I’m really happy to be here. I miss being there.
“I woke up this morning and still thought I was actually there. Two weeks is a long time, but I would still like to be there.
Reflecting on her first meal out of camp, the athlete admitted that she was surprised at how little food she could eat after two weeks in the wild.
She’s gone: The Paralympian was the first to be banned from the show’s twentieth round on Friday night after spending a fortnight sleeping on the streets in the grounds of Grade II listed Gwrych Castle.
“I saw crisps and crisps and went straight for that,” she recalls. “Food, flavor, salt! After so many chips, I said to myself “I feel bad”.
“There was fruit and chocolate and chips and everything and I was like, ‘Why can’t I finish this? My stomach has shrunk so much.
She added, “The best way they told us is to eat slowly and gradually throughout the day. But I can’t wait to have some Grimsby fish and chips, curry sauce and leftovers and maybe a breaded sausage on the side.
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues Monday November 30, ITV1 at 9:00 p.m.