I'm A Celebrity: Emmerdale's Adam Thomas had hypnosis to overcome fear of spiders

Published Tuesday, Nov 8 2016, 14:23 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Emmerdale's Adam Thomas has undergone hypnosis in a bid to cure his fear of spiders ahead of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

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The 28-year-old actor, who plays Adam Burton in the ITV soap, has admitted he's not a fan of spiders, cockroaches or anything like that. Which may be a problem considering he's off to the Australian jungle to camp outdoors!

"I am scared of pretty much of everything, especially spiders and it's why I went to get hypnotised the other day," he said.

"I have had two sessions now but I am still scared of spiders! I tend to run away from them or wake my fiancée up to get rid of them. I've never faced a spider head on which is why I want to do this show. I want to face up to my fears and there is no better place to do this."

Oh, Adam, you know when you confess to having a major fear that at some stage there is going to be a Bushtucker Trial about just that!

"Show bosses will probably [make me face spiders] now but it's going to be nice to put myself out there," he laughed.

"Nobody knows me other than the character I play. Hopefully people will like me more than my character. I want to grow as a person in the jungle, meet new people, make friends and some life memories."

Adam's already got support from his twin brother Scott, who recently appeared in Love Island, and Coronation Street star brother Ryan.

I'm A Celebrity starts Sunday, 13 November at 9pm on ITV.

Here's the full lineup, all ready to go in their jungle attire.



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