MIC's Alex Mytton speaks out against steroids: "I don't need that"

Published Thursday, Dec 17 2015, 12:32 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Made In Chelsea star Alex Mytton has spoken out against steroid use, insisting he would never turn to the muscle enhancing medication.

The Chelsea boy's co-star Spencer Matthews shocked fans when he revealed he was forced to leave the I'm A Celebrity jungle early, due to a steroids addiction.

Now, speaking out against the drug, Alex has said he has "never been attracted" to aiding his workouts.

Alex Mytton shirtless selfie, Instagram
3 December

© Instagram / @alexmytton

The reality star, who isn't afraid of flaunting his buffed-up bod, has gone shirtless several times onscreen and opening up about his training regime to Guys Like You recently, Alex insisted he doesn't take "shortcuts" when it comes to honing his physique.

Opening up about his training regime, Alex said: "I try and train like two maybe three times a week if I can, but as for shortcuts, I have never been attracted to that if I'm honest."

"That's largely due to the thought of what that sort of stuff can do to your body and insides," Alex added. "And also I'm not exactly training to become some sort of human gorilla. I don't need that. I'm just trying to keep slim."

Alex's comment comes after Spencer revealed his steroid use had been the real reason he was forced to leave I'm A Celeb.

At the time, Alex had shown his support for his co-star, tweeting: "Hope the jungle gorilla @SpencerMatthews is okay whatever happened!! #ImACeleb."

'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' TV Show, Australia - 19 Nov 2015
Spencer Matthews wakes up in Snake Rock Camp.

© Rex Shutterstock / ITV

In a 'seemingly honest' statement, Spencer addressed fans. It read: "Why did I leave I'm a Celebrity? The simple answer is that I screwed up, and have some explaining to do. Shortly after I arrived in Australia I told the production team that I was taking a steroid-based medication that had begun some weeks ago.

"When I started taking this programme of pills it was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ironically, never took place. Vanity, I suppose, had been the reason for wanting to bulk up a bit for the fight. I had intended to come off the pills gradually, but there was no time to do this before I reached the jungle."

Producers felt it was unsafe for Spencer to continue on the show and he has since shared his regret over his early exit.

Spencer apologised to family, friends and fans for disappointing them, before insisting it wasn't his call to leave the jungle. He tweeted: "Leaving was obviously not my call! I would do absolutely anything to still be in there. Was loving it!"

Reports have since suggested Spencer has been asked to go to rehab to seek help with his addiction.

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