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My MS battle meant I couldn't even get to the loo on my own, reveals I'm A Celeb star Kadeena Cox

PARALYMPIAN Kadeena Cox has revealed that her multiple sclerosis was so bad during I’m A Celeb, she needed help getting to the loo.

The gold medallist, evicted from Gwrych Castle on Monday, struggled with fatigue, spasms and slurred speech.


Kadeena, 30, said: “I thought my MS would be nice to me.

“Turns out MS is never nice to you, so I really struggled with the fatigue and my spasms were being quite a problem, and there was points where my speech was really slurred and everyone was really worried about me.

“There was times when literally the campmates had to help me get into bed, they had to help me get to the toilet, and it was a real struggle.”

Kadeena was the third celebrity to leave the ITV show this year after Arlene Phillips, 78, was voted out and Richard Madeley, 65, became ill. She was up against journalist Louise Minchin, 53, in the public vote.

Kadeena said she never felt like quitting and her health battle was something the camp laughed about.

She said: “In those really vulnerable moments I realised how strong my bond was with the campmates and how loved I was. We just laughed our way through it. MS is really up and down but I wanted to really enjoy the experience and not focus on the negatives of my condition.”

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Kadeena, who won Celebrity MasterChef in September, was one of several celebs caught smuggling treats back into the North Wales castle after Storm Arwen.

Show bosses confiscated 25 contraband items. But Kadeena admitted they failed to find stuff stashed in one of her pockets. She said: “ I may have tried to smuggle in some sweets, some fruit, like maybe even a bit of salt and pepper. A girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.”

Kadeena also played down clashes with music producer Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, saying that she “absolutely loves the guy”.



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