Frankie Bridge struggled to protect mental health during I'm A Celebrity stint

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Frankie Bridge found it difficult to protect her mental health during her time on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The singer and TV personality finished in third place behind Emmerdale's Danny Miller and Coronation Street's Simon Gregson when the survival series concluded earlier this month.

Frankie, who has been open about her struggles with depression and anxiety, admitted to OK! magazine that she found it hard to protect her mental health during her time in Gwrych Castle in Wales.

"It was really difficult. I was shocked at how high the highs were and how low the lows were and how quickly you switch from one to the other," she shared. "That was a struggle, but it was a struggle for everybody. So the way I managed it was by talking because a lot of us were feeling the same. Everyone was so kind in there and we really looked out for each other."

The former Saturdays star explained that the most challenging aspects of competing in the series were the cold, not knowing the time, or being able to check in with her footballer husband Wayne Bridge and their sons Parker and Carter.

"Obviously not knowing how the kids and Wayne were was really difficult. We're so used to being in constant contact with everybody that we know and love," she said. "But weirdly, the cold was what I found the hardest thing. I didn't realise just how cold it would be all day every day. And also not knowing the time was really weird. I didn't realise it would be such an issue but we spent most of our day trying to guess what the time was."

She added that the car journey home from Wales felt really long and she was "just desperate to see them" by the end of it. Their reunion was very emotional and "everything I had imagined the whole time I was in there".

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