Brian Conley's anti-depressant woes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 November 2012
Brian Conley

Brian Conley

Brian Conley faced problems in the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' jungle due to the anti-depressants he had been taking for the last 15 years

Brian Conley stopped taking anti-depressants while he was in the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' jungle.

The 51-year-old comedian decided to stop with his course of medication despite being on them for 15 years, and he reveals ITV told him if he did not comply then he would not be allowed on the show.

He said: "They said if I did not comply with these regulations then I would not be on the show.

"It all got very serious when it was legally binding."

Brian admits things in the jungle became "extreme" and after an examination it was decided he should be taken to hospital and sedated.

He added in an interview with 'Daybreak': "It is under extreme circumstances and I started to feel really bad because in the end, very shortly after that, I did have to leave.

"I had an examination and they found I had malnutrition and was suffering from exhaustion.

"They sedated me in hospital and gave me a tablet that would probably knock out a horse for two days. I woke up with a saline drip in my arm thinking, 'What on earth has happened here?' "

Meanwhile, Ashley Roberts faced stumbling blocks on her trial Terror Train, which aired last night (22.11.12), after she claimed she had been bitten by a rat and experienced problems with a carriage door.

However, she succeeded in winning eight stars out of 10.

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