I’m A Celebrity 2012: Ashley Roberts went into “Lara Croft mode” to survive in the jungle!

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Former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts has revealed that in order to survive in the jungle on this year’s I’m A Celebrity, she adopted a new persona and went into “Lara Croft mode!”

Ashley, who of course finished the show in second place after EastEnders star Charlie Brooks won, went on to reveal to Hello! that she had no idea that she would cope as well as she did with the hardships and deprivations that the I’m A Celeb contestants go through.

She said, “I don’t know what happened to me when I was in there.

“This persona took over and I went into Lara Croft mode. I became a jungle warrior, going in head first…

“I felt a mixture of emotions because it was tougher than I could have imagined.

“It was feeling so disconnected from everything, of not being able to pick up the phone.

“’I missed friends and family, my mom and dad and dog Cooper. He’s been with me every day since I got him three years ago. I missed him desperately.”

She added, “It made me so grateful for how lucky I am…

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“It also gave me an inner strength that I could never have anticipated.

“I came out feeling strong and confident – I wasn’t expecting that.”

Here’s a reminder of Ashley taking part in one of the Bushtucker trials…

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