Rebecca Adlington denies pregnancy rumours

The Olympic swimmer has been the subject of speculation after being made exempt from some Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds

Rebecca Adlington has confirmed that she is "definitely not" pregnant.

The Olympic swimmer, who was voted out of the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! jungle last night, has been the subject of speculation after being made exempt from some Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds which remained undisclosed for the duration of her time on the show.

Appearing on Lorraine, the gold medallist pointed out that she wasn’t the only contestant to sit out and laughed off the rumours.

“Mo [Laila Morse] was excluded from a few, David, Matthew, myself,” she said. “I didn't know what the Trials were, I had no control over them.”

“You do the medical at the start and you can't do them, but it's definitely nothing serious and nothing to worry about, don't panic. And I'm definitely not pregnant - I wouldn't be going into the jungle if I was!”

She also opened up about her insecurities in the jungle.

“Everyone is insecure about things, and it's something that has definitely been a bit of a struggle for myself,” she said. “I know I'm not the prettiest of people, so of course I'm going to be insecure, and especially when people comment on things.

“It just happened that a topic came up about it and it does make me sad, it does get to me, it does obviously bother me, so I couldn't help but shed the tears unfortunately.”

Adlington, 24, broke down in tears on the show when she revealed she has struggled with abusive comments about her looks for years – and that she felt insecure next to fellow contestant Amy Willerton, who is the current Miss Universe Great Britain.

“It’s making me very, very insecure that I have to look [a certain way],” she told the camera. “For me, I was an  athlete.

“I wasn’t trying to be a model, but pretty much every single week on Twitter I get somebody commenting on the way I look.”

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV. The final of the series will air on Sunday.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Geography Teacher

£24000 - £33600 per annum + pre 12 week AWR : Randstad Education Manchester Se...

E150/2014 - English Language Checker (Grade B3)

On Application: Council of Europe: The European Court of Human Rights’s judgme...

Marketing Executive

£28000 - £32000 per annum: Charter Selection: A professional services company ...

Project Manager - Bristol South West

£400 - £450 per day: Orgtel: Project Manager (PM), Key Banking Client, Retail ...

Day In a Page

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef gives raw ingredients a lift with his quick marinades

Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?