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Gemma Oaten reveals harrowing details of eating disorder battle

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Gemma Oaten has bravely opened up about her 13-year battle with anorexia.
In honour of World Mental Health Day, the former Emmerdale actress took to Instagram to recall how she was admitted to hospitals and psychiatric units when she was younger and nearly died four times whilst battling the illness.
Gemma, 34, shared photos of herself from the age of  nine through to 22, showing the impact the eating disorder had on her body.

Gemma said she battled anorexia for 13 years (Credit: Wenn)

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Gemma captioned the post: “For 13 years anorexia took over my life and nearly took my life. It was a rollercoaster. Truly.
“One minute I’d be fed up (literally) in hospital, a psychiatric unit or an eating disorders unit and the next I’d lose the weight because my mind still wasn’t fed properly… the issues I had were in my state of mental health.”
The actress continued: “Anorexia was my control, my comfort, my escape… Or so I thought. No problem we have mentally is ever resolved unless we talk and feel it. I spent my teens in and out of these units and hospitals.”

Gemma said nearly died four times whilst battling the eating disorder (Credit: Instagram)

Gemma said she only “truly began to get better” when she started talking about and addressing her issues.
She added: “I nearly died 4 times… That’s the power mental health has when it goes wrong. I was unsure whether to share the photos but they are mild in terms of how truly ill I was, I don’t think I could ever show those ones.
“It’s too disturbing, for me and others. My point is, I’m not ashamed of my past struggles. They moulded the woman I am today in so many ways. I wish I had spoke out sooner and had the correct help I needed but that was then and this is now.”

For 13 years anorexia took over my life and nearly took my life. It was a rollercoaster.

Gemma said she was admitted to hospitals and psychiatric units whilst she battled anorexia (Credit: Instagram)

Gemma said she still suffers from anxiety but because she talks about it, she “feels in control”.
She said she hopes that telling her story will help others talk about their own problems.
Gemma concluded her lengthy post: “Don’t be blinkered by this image of flawless social media… Know that everyone you meet has their own battles.
“One day I may tell of mine the past year and what I’ve had to face, but what I want you to see is that by talking, by addressing, by unashamedly you, you can get through (sic).”

Gemma said she hopes telling her story will help others to talk about their struggles (Credit: Wenn)

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Her fans rushed to comment on the post to praise Gemma for bravely talking about her struggles.
One person said: “Thanks for sharing, you’re such an inspiration,” while another wrote: “You are a true star for sharing.”
A third added: “Your story made me cry, you’re such an inspirational woman. I am so proud of you Gemma.”
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Khloe Kardashian Did Some ‘Not So Mature Things’ After Tristan Cheated

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Khloe Kardashian Did Some 'Not So Mature Things' After Tristan Cheated

Khloé Kardashian may have been calm in her hospital bed as she prepared to give birth to her first child, but her reaction to learning that her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, had cheated on her was a whole other matter. This mama got mad.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 34, posted a clip from the new episode of the E! show on Instagram on Sunday, November 18, that showed her trying to be zen as she went into labor.

“Don’t make permanent decisions off temporary emotions,” she said in the video about trying to avoid drama into the delivery room. “Me and Tristan will deal with him and I at a later time. I want to experience this magical moment, and I want this for me and my daughter, and for him at the end of the day.”

When a fan commended her on her calmness, writing, “This is so mature, I would have run him over with his own car,” Khloé admitted there was at least one angry moment after she learned of Thompson’s infidelity just two days before welcoming True in April.

“Oh well I did [some] not so mature things the day prior,” she wrote adding emojis for a knife, tears and a fist, “but I needed to get that out of my system. Namaste all the way in the hospital.”

In a comment on the post, Khloé admitted that she’ll “never understand” why the Cleveland Cavaliers player cheated on her.

The Strong Looks Better Naked author also shared other clips from the episode that showed her sister Kim Kardashian jokingly threatening to take down the cheating NBA star.

“I was like, this will be like Mayweather and Pacquiao,” Kim told big sister Kourtney Kardashian as they sat on a private jet. “And I am Mayweather. So are you ready?” Khloé added a fighting baby gif and a photo of her grimacing to the video on her Instagram Stories.

Kim Kardashian Threatens Tristan Thompson
Kim Kardashian jokingly threatens Tristan Thompson Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

She posted a clip of Kourtney, 39, telling Kim how crazy it was for their little sister to be alone in the hospital as she prepared to give birth for the first time. “How f—king insane to be doing this by yourself,” the mom of three said. “Walking in, checking in, getting your IV, sitting on the bed. I would f–king be s–tting in my pants.”

Kim Kardashian jokingly threatens Tristan Thompson
Kim Kardashian defends sister Khloe Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

Another video showed Kim, 38, in her sister’s hospital room. “As much as I wanna go off I don’t think it’s the time so I’m gonna keep it cute,” Kim said as she repeatedly drew her finger across her throat, presumably while looking at Thompson, who cheated on Khloé with multiple women while she was nine months pregnant.

“I love getting to see moments I missed in real time,” Khloé commented on the video. “Get him Keeks.”



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Fans angry as Anne Hegerty ruled out of first bushtucker trial on “medical grounds”

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Annoyed fans of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! have called for a rule change after Chaser Anne Hegerty has been ruled out of the first Bushtucker trial “on medical grounds”.

Anne can’t take part in the first trial (Credit: ITV)

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The trial, called viper pit, will see the celebrity put in a pit full of snakes. Emily Atack was the unlucky star to be voted to do the trial.
The campmates have been split into two camps, with snake rock being the only ones eligible for the public to vote to do the trial.
But when Dec ruled Anne out on medical grounds, the nation breathed a collective sigh.

Holly and Dec said Anne couldn’t do the trial (Credit: ITV)

Many took to Twitter to say she shouldn’t have been allowed into the jungle in the first place if she couldn’t take part in the trials.

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Viewers also saw Anne break down in tears saying she was already close to quitting the show after her team lost the challenge and ended up with the basic camp and basic rations.
Ex-EastEnders star Rita Simons offered comfort to her campmate and everyone rallied round her.

Rita Simons offered comfort to Anne (Credit: ITV)

Fans were also divided over the new partnership of Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly after usual co-host Ant McPartlin took time off after going to rehab and being arrested for drink driving.
Some fans urged others to give Holly a chance, but others just missed Ant too much and insisted the banter between the current hosts wasn’t up to scratch.

The red team, including John Barrowman won the challenge (Credit: ITV)

So far, it seems John Barrowman and Harry Redknapp are early favourites to win, with people already calling John as their favourite.
Do you think Anne should be allowed on the show? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think.

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