Jennifer Ellison leaves Celebrity SAS as she shares phobia she overcame on show

Jennifer Ellison left Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins on Sunday's episode.

The Brookside star, 39, was eliminated alongside Olympian Fatima Whitbread, who was told to step down from the hit Channel 4 show.

During the episode and after a gruelling challenge, Chief Instructor, Rudy Reyes, and his team of ex-special forces operators told Jennifer she would be leaving, saying: "We haven't got time for dead wood, number one [Jennifer] hand your armband in now."

The team then told Jennifer: "You cannot go on any further, we're telling you that, that's our decision. You f**king put in a good effort. Keep your chin up, well done."

Talking about the show, Jennifer said: "It doesn’t matter how many followers you’ve got or what TV show you’re doing, they don’t care, they don’t differentiate at all, you’re all the same.

"It’s refreshing actually because you’re being treated on face value by these directing staff. You get literally back to basics and I don’t think on any other show you get you actually get that."

Jennifer also spoke about the phobia she overcame on the show, saying: "At first I was absolutely mortified having to go to the toilet in the parade square, but you’re in the middle of the desert and you’ve just got Ferne dropping her cacks and having a wee and in the end it just became normal, we’d all just go together.

"So it was crazy how you adapt to it because I actually have a phobia of public toilets, never mind a bucket with everybody else’s wee and poo in it.

"I like my luxuries, my comfy bed, so it’s just crazy how your body adapts to it, things you thought that you just couldn’t cope with. It’s incredible."

Elsewhere, speaking after her exit, Fatima said: "I was twice before asked and I wasn’t sure I was in the right headspace or whether it would be the right thing to do, but on the third attempt of asking I thought, 'I’ll only know if I give it a go.'"

She added: “I just drew on all my experiences over the years because when you live a life like I have in the early years, the one thing you gain is you either swim or sink.

"Fourteen years in institutions and living in children’s homes gave me an inner strength to survive. And that that is the main fundamental ingredient in anything in life that you do, is having the strength and resolve to go through and trust yourself to go through that process. The minute you start panicking, it all goes up in the air and you lose control."

Fatima has also previously taken part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and she'd love to also take part in Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof or something that involved working with Bear Grylls.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins continues on Sunday on Channel 4 at 9pm.


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