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10 Feb 19
The Sun
SINGLE and happy on Valentine’s Day, Emily Atack on how the jungle gave her an epiphany about romance. Just a few months ago, Emily Atack would have been approaching February 14 with some trepidation. As a self-confessed romantic who has jumped from one relationship to the next since her teens, this will be her first Valentine’s Day without – dramatic pause – a boyfriend. Emily Atack insists she no longer needs a man to feel complete Jacket, £39, Topshop – buy now But after a life- (and career-) changing experience in the I’m A Celebrity! jungle, Emily is celebrating a new-found inner strength, embracing her single, independent woman status, and no longer fears being on her own. “Last year I was going through a break-up, so this is my first Valentine’s Day properly alone. Oh, Christ! “While I think the old me would have sat there feeling sorry for myself, that’s not the attitude I’m bringing into my life now. I don’t want to become all cynical and say it’s just another day on the calendar, because that would be contradicting everything I’ve felt in the past. “But instead of feeling sad that I’m not with anyone, I’m going to celebrate the new love I have for myself, and spend it with my girl mates and a bottle of wine. What an amazing few months it’s been – let’s mark it with a day of loving myself!” Emily Atack says the I’m A Celebrity jungle gave her an epiphany about romance Dress, £12, Nasty Gal – buy now This month Emily, 29, moves into her newly renovated cottage, which means she’ll be living alone for the first time. “I’ve learned that I need to appreciate time by myself and that I don’t need a partner to complete me. I’ve been in relationships and had long-term boyfriends since I was 13, so I’ve always had that emotional pillar of support. I’d got to a point where I felt like I couldn’t live without that. “But the jungle is so emotionally revealing. I thought I was weak and couldn’t be on my own. But actually I can do it, I just need to be a bit braver. Everything I did in there was a metaphor for my life. I’m trying to jump and trust and crawl through the snakepit, coming out alive and stronger than before, knowing that I am able to do that by myself.” Emily had no idea just how completely the jungle would change everything for her. Before she signed up to the show, she was in turmoil. Emily Atack won I’m A Celeb viewers over with her relatability, natural warmth and humour Trousers, £25, Boohoo – buy now Her career, which had started promisingly with The Inbetweeners back in 2008, had begun to stagnate. She was fighting internal battles with her body image and was also recovering from a break-up with boyfriend Jack Vacher, who she’d been with for five years. She says: “I’d reached a point in my life where everything came to a crossroads and I was having a bit of a quarter-life crisis. I was just very lost. I didn’t really know what I wanted from life and everything was at a standstill. “I got really bored of sitting around waiting for work or for the next movie to come along that only 100 people would see. I got bored of being skint, of twiddling my thumbs, wondering how to take my life to the next stage. I was frustrated.” Does she think being so heavily associated with The Inbetweeners and her character Charlotte held her back in some ways? Emily admits she used to slim down her pictures but insists she’ll never do it again Jacket, £39, Topshop – buy now “When you have a big hit at such a young age, it can be difficult. The Inbetweeners was so huge so quickly, I was catapulted into that. So I guess yes, I was typecast. But I can’t look at that negatively or say I wish it hadn’t been so successful. If I’m typecast because the show was wonderful and everyone loved it, then so be it. It means you have to graft slightly harder and do things your own way, which is healthy and good. “But I’ve always had so many ideas and I’ve been banging on this door for so long trying to get in. Yet the door was only ever slightly opening, without ever letting me completely in. “I felt like I was plodding along but not really getting anywhere, so I thought: ‘I’ve got to start making big s**t happen. Like, now.’” Hence the I’m A Celebrity! gamble, which more than paid off. Emily won viewers over with her relatability, love of fun, natural warmth, humour and impressive range of impersonations, and she ended up the last woman standing, only losing out on the winner’s crown to Harry Redknapp. Emily Atack was the last woman standing on I’m A Celebrity, losing out to Harry Redknapp Since returning to the UK, she’s been inundated with job offers and says it’s the best decision she’s ever made. “I’ve made some stupid decisions both in work and in my personal life. But this was the best, hands down. It flipped everything on its head, I was doing something wild and showing people who I am as a person.” Going back to basics in the jungle and living without make-up, mirrors and social media was so liberating, it’s changed the way Emily feels about her body, too. In the past she used slimming apps to make herself look thinner in pictures, but says that’s not the image she wants to portray any more. Emily split from Jamie Vacher after five years together “I’ll openly admit I used to slim down my pictures loads, but I will honestly never, ever do that again. “It’s just so easy to fall into that trap. You can take a photo in a bikini on holiday and literally use your finger to pull your hips in, slim down your waist and lift your bum. Looking at an edited picture might make me feel better about myself for five seconds thinking I look amazing, but that’s not what I actually look like. It’s false advertising, really. If you’re going to put yourself out there, show who you really are.” Initially, though, the thought of going without make-up and fake tan and being filmed in a bikini without the aid of a slimming app was terrifying. “It’s all I thought of beforehand,” she says. “I actually thought we’d get given bits of make-up to sneakily apply, but no. I quickly realised that wasn’t going to happen, and by day two I didn’t give a flying rat’s bum hole. I literally didn’t care. You can’t be vain in there. Emily Atack’s career started promisingly with The Inbetweeners but it began to stagger before I’m A Celeb “It was so amazing to be stripped of absolutely everything, even alcohol, and for it to be about who you are as a person. It was nothing to do with what you look like or how wild you can be when you’ve had a couple of drinks. There was none of that superficial stuff going on, which made it a really unique situation to be in.” How does she see her body now? “I’m way more accepting. I still look in the mirror sometimes and think: ‘Oh god, I could do with losing a bit of weight there.’ But instead of dwelling on it and feeling s**t about it, the thought is gone as soon as it’s entered my head. Meh, whatever. “I choose to eat and drink the food and wine I want. I’m never going to be one of those people who can diet. I go on a diet but forget so, like, two hours later I’ve got a massive sandwich in my hand, going: ‘Oh, I forgot!’” Emily has been inundated with job offers since returning to the UK from the jungle Don’t get her wrong, she adds. She still feels a “certain responsibility” to be healthy – she knows that some of her work will inevitably be about looking good and she still likes getting dressed up. “I’m not all of a sudden going to become a hippy cat lady who doesn’t shave her armpits. I just think life is too short to get upset about not having the smallest waist in the world or the most chiselled jawline.” Shockingly, she says she’s been “fat-shamed” all her life (despite not being remotely overweight), including recently to her face when a “k**bhead” in a restaurant told her to put down the burger she was eating, because starvation suited her better. “People think you have to be tiny and a size 6 if you’re an actress and I’m just not. I’m a 10-12 and normal. This is what I am, and I believe there’s more chance of me finding the happy ever after if I accept that.” Emily Atack admits ‘I think I can fix people, but it doesn’t leave enough room to fix myself’ The daughter of comic actress Kate Robbins and musician Keith Atack, Emily comes from a family of creatives (Sir Paul McCartney is her maternal grandmother’s cousin), and all the qualities she showed in the jungle are evident here today. She’s funny, engaging and endearingly kooky – plus easy to talk to, with bags of personality and no hint of an ego. Since returning from Australia, she’s been putting the finishing touches to her one-woman comedy show Talk Thirty To Me, a memoir of outrageous tales from her 20s as she edges closer to the milestone birthday later this year. It’s another way she’s pushing herself to take risks and do things out of her comfort zone. “I’m scared, but I’m good scared,” she says. “The thought of turning 30 terrifies me, but I’m trying to look at it in a humorous way. We’re taught about puberty and all the difficulties that brings and we talk about the menopause and the challenges of that, but we’re not taught about this bit in the middle where you’ve got to be grown up and get a mortgage and on the property ladder and meet someone you’ll marry and… what?! Woah! I still feel like I’m 16! “I’ve not passed my driving test. I’ve never paid a bill on time. I still wake up hungover on days I shouldn’t be hungover. I still live like a teenager sometimes.” Emily Atack insists she’s happy to be single this Valentine’s Day after splitting from Jack As she gets older, the pressure to meet, marry and settle down with someone increases. This is not helped by some members of her tight-knit family who can’t resist a cheeky nudge. “Yep, when you’ve got your aunties saying: ‘Ooh, better get a move on, kid.’ “Out of my main group of mates, I’m one of the only ones not engaged. I mean, I’m 29 and I’m not even with anyone. And if I want to get married younger than 35, then that means there’s not much time! “But it’s what we’re programmed to feel and we can’t help those animalistic tendencies as women, wanting to meet someone and feeling broody. I’m going through a very broody phase at the minute.” Living without make-up, mirrors and social media in the jungle changed how Emily Atack looked at her body She stops a beat and then adds: “Urgh, don’t write that otherwise I’ll never get a boyfriend!” People are always surprised, she says, to find out that she’s maternal. “Yeah, given how much of a mess I am, they don’t expect it. But I do like looking after people. I think I can fix people. It doesn’t leave me enough room to fix myself. Ooh, bit deep. True, though. “And this is where I go so wrong in relationships, because I give and give and I try and fix them if they’re a bit damaged. Then I’m left with nothing and I’m still a mess myself. Great.” Does she ever learn from past mistakes? Not likely, she replies. Emily candidly admits that she ‘felt lost’ before entering the jungle “I find I just move on and make new ones. I’ve never done anything horrific in my life, I’ve just always been a bit naughty. I was a tearaway teenager, I’m very impulsive, I’m an over-thinker, I’m a bit complicated and I get hurt. But that’s not something that will ever change, because that’s who I am. “I love love and I love being in love. When you’ve got so much love in your heart, it makes you vulnerable.” She cautiously confides there is a certain someone on the scene, but it’s very early days. He’s not in the public eye, and it’s definitely not ex-Big-Brother star Ziggy Lichman or anyone else she’s been linked to. “I am absolutely single, but there is someone I think about and like. I’ve no idea what it will turn into yet. I’m so excited to see what this year will bring and my sole focus is work and my friendships, moving into my new place and getting my life together so when the opportunity for a relationship does come up, I’ll be completely ready for it.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”332″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] She leaves our shoot to go to an audition, and there’s a book coming out in the autumn, as well as TV and radio work in the pipeline, plus some lucrative brand collaborations still to be announced. “All of a sudden I’m living the life I always wanted. All these opportunities are coming up and I can’t believe what’s happening. I feel like I’ve won the lottery.” [bc_video video_id=”5980444372001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emily Atack talks about her breakup, suffering a panic attack and being a curvy girl on Loose Women”] Emily’s comedy tour Talk Thirty To Me starts on April 11. For tickets visit Emilyatacklive.com. [boxout headline=”WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU…”] Read a book? I recently read Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. Cried? On the anniversary of my uncle’s death last month. Binge-watched a TV show? The Handmaid’s Tale. Watched a movie? Knocked Up. So funny. Got drunk? Define drunk! I was a bit tipsy last night… Embarrassed yourself in public? The other day running for the Tube, I did that thing where my bag got stuck in the doors. So embarrassing! Had a kiss? I had a snog on Sunday and it was nice. [/boxout] Hair: Dino Pereira using Diva Pro Styling Make-up: Bethan Owens using Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream Styling: Nana Acheampong
10 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
SINGLE and happy on Valentine’s Day, Emily Atack on how the jungle gave her an epiphany about romance. Just a few months ago, Emily Atack would have been approaching February 14 with some trepidation. As a self-confessed romantic who has jumped from one relationship to the next since her teens, this will be her first Valentine’s Day without – dramatic pause – a boyfriend. Emily Atack insists she no longer needs a man to feel complete Jacket, £39, Topshop – buy now But after a life- (and career-) changing experience in the I’m A Celebrity! jungle, Emily is celebrating a new-found inner strength, embracing her single, independent woman status, and no longer fears being on her own. “Last year I was going through a break-up, so this is my first Valentine’s Day properly alone. Oh, Christ! “While I think the old me would have sat there feeling sorry for myself, that’s not the attitude I’m bringing into my life now. I don’t want to become all cynical and say it’s just another day on the calendar, because that would be contradicting everything I’ve felt in the past. “But instead of feeling sad that I’m not with anyone, I’m going to celebrate the new love I have for myself, and spend it with my girl mates and a bottle of wine. What an amazing few months it’s been – let’s mark it with a day of loving myself!” Emily Atack says the I’m A Celebrity jungle gave her an epiphany about romance Dress, £12, Nasty Gal – buy now This month Emily, 29, moves into her newly renovated cottage, which means she’ll be living alone for the first time. “I’ve learned that I need to appreciate time by myself and that I don’t need a partner to complete me. I’ve been in relationships and had long-term boyfriends since I was 13, so I’ve always had that emotional pillar of support. I’d got to a point where I felt like I couldn’t live without that. “But the jungle is so emotionally revealing. I thought I was weak and couldn’t be on my own. But actually I can do it, I just need to be a bit braver. Everything I did in there was a metaphor for my life. I’m trying to jump and trust and crawl through the snakepit, coming out alive and stronger than before, knowing that I am able to do that by myself.” Emily had no idea just how completely the jungle would change everything for her. Before she signed up to the show, she was in turmoil. Emily Atack won I’m A Celeb viewers over with her relatability, natural warmth and humour Trousers, £25, Boohoo – buy now Her career, which had started promisingly with The Inbetweeners back in 2008, had begun to stagnate. She was fighting internal battles with her body image and was also recovering from a break-up with boyfriend Jack Vacher, who she’d been with for five years. She says: “I’d reached a point in my life where everything came to a crossroads and I was having a bit of a quarter-life crisis. I was just very lost. I didn’t really know what I wanted from life and everything was at a standstill. “I got really bored of sitting around waiting for work or for the next movie to come along that only 100 people would see. I got bored of being skint, of twiddling my thumbs, wondering how to take my life to the next stage. I was frustrated.” Does she think being so heavily associated with The Inbetweeners and her character Charlotte held her back in some ways? Emily admits she used to slim down her pictures but insists she’ll never do it again Jacket, £39, Topshop – buy now “When you have a big hit at such a young age, it can be difficult. The Inbetweeners was so huge so quickly, I was catapulted into that. So I guess yes, I was typecast. But I can’t look at that negatively or say I wish it hadn’t been so successful. If I’m typecast because the show was wonderful and everyone loved it, then so be it. It means you have to graft slightly harder and do things your own way, which is healthy and good. “But I’ve always had so many ideas and I’ve been banging on this door for so long trying to get in. Yet the door was only ever slightly opening, without ever letting me completely in. “I felt like I was plodding along but not really getting anywhere, so I thought: ‘I’ve got to start making big s**t happen. Like, now.’” Hence the I’m A Celebrity! gamble, which more than paid off. Emily won viewers over with her relatability, love of fun, natural warmth, humour and impressive range of impersonations, and she ended up the last woman standing, only losing out on the winner’s crown to Harry Redknapp. Emily Atack was the last woman standing on I’m A Celebrity, losing out to Harry Redknapp Since returning to the UK, she’s been inundated with job offers and says it’s the best decision she’s ever made. “I’ve made some stupid decisions both in work and in my personal life. But this was the best, hands down. It flipped everything on its head, I was doing something wild and showing people who I am as a person.” Going back to basics in the jungle and living without make-up, mirrors and social media was so liberating, it’s changed the way Emily feels about her body, too. In the past she used slimming apps to make herself look thinner in pictures, but says that’s not the image she wants to portray any more. Emily split from Jamie Vacher after five years together “I’ll openly admit I used to slim down my pictures loads, but I will honestly never, ever do that again. “It’s just so easy to fall into that trap. You can take a photo in a bikini on holiday and literally use your finger to pull your hips in, slim down your waist and lift your bum. Looking at an edited picture might make me feel better about myself for five seconds thinking I look amazing, but that’s not what I actually look like. It’s false advertising, really. If you’re going to put yourself out there, show who you really are.” Initially, though, the thought of going without make-up and fake tan and being filmed in a bikini without the aid of a slimming app was terrifying. “It’s all I thought of beforehand,” she says. “I actually thought we’d get given bits of make-up to sneakily apply, but no. I quickly realised that wasn’t going to happen, and by day two I didn’t give a flying rat’s bum hole. I literally didn’t care. You can’t be vain in there. Emily Atack’s career started promisingly with The Inbetweeners but it began to stagger before I’m A Celeb “It was so amazing to be stripped of absolutely everything, even alcohol, and for it to be about who you are as a person. It was nothing to do with what you look like or how wild you can be when you’ve had a couple of drinks. There was none of that superficial stuff going on, which made it a really unique situation to be in.” How does she see her body now? “I’m way more accepting. I still look in the mirror sometimes and think: ‘Oh god, I could do with losing a bit of weight there.’ But instead of dwelling on it and feeling s**t about it, the thought is gone as soon as it’s entered my head. Meh, whatever. “I choose to eat and drink the food and wine I want. I’m never going to be one of those people who can diet. I go on a diet but forget so, like, two hours later I’ve got a massive sandwich in my hand, going: ‘Oh, I forgot!’” Emily has been inundated with job offers since returning to the UK from the jungle Don’t get her wrong, she adds. She still feels a “certain responsibility” to be healthy – she knows that some of her work will inevitably be about looking good and she still likes getting dressed up. “I’m not all of a sudden going to become a hippy cat lady who doesn’t shave her armpits. I just think life is too short to get upset about not having the smallest waist in the world or the most chiselled jawline.” Shockingly, she says she’s been “fat-shamed” all her life (despite not being remotely overweight), including recently to her face when a “k**bhead” in a restaurant told her to put down the burger she was eating, because starvation suited her better. “People think you have to be tiny and a size 6 if you’re an actress and I’m just not. I’m a 10-12 and normal. This is what I am, and I believe there’s more chance of me finding the happy ever after if I accept that.” Emily Atack admits ‘I think I can fix people, but it doesn’t leave enough room to fix myself’ The daughter of comic actress Kate Robbins and musician Keith Atack, Emily comes from a family of creatives (Sir Paul McCartney is her maternal grandmother’s cousin), and all the qualities she showed in the jungle are evident here today. She’s funny, engaging and endearingly kooky – plus easy to talk to, with bags of personality and no hint of an ego. Since returning from Australia, she’s been putting the finishing touches to her one-woman comedy show Talk Thirty To Me, a memoir of outrageous tales from her 20s as she edges closer to the milestone birthday later this year. It’s another way she’s pushing herself to take risks and do things out of her comfort zone. “I’m scared, but I’m good scared,” she says. “The thought of turning 30 terrifies me, but I’m trying to look at it in a humorous way. We’re taught about puberty and all the difficulties that brings and we talk about the menopause and the challenges of that, but we’re not taught about this bit in the middle where you’ve got to be grown up and get a mortgage and on the property ladder and meet someone you’ll marry and… what?! Woah! I still feel like I’m 16! “I’ve not passed my driving test. I’ve never paid a bill on time. I still wake up hungover on days I shouldn’t be hungover. I still live like a teenager sometimes.” Emily Atack insists she’s happy to be single this Valentine’s Day after splitting from Jack As she gets older, the pressure to meet, marry and settle down with someone increases. This is not helped by some members of her tight-knit family who can’t resist a cheeky nudge. “Yep, when you’ve got your aunties saying: ‘Ooh, better get a move on, kid.’ “Out of my main group of mates, I’m one of the only ones not engaged. I mean, I’m 29 and I’m not even with anyone. And if I want to get married younger than 35, then that means there’s not much time! “But it’s what we’re programmed to feel and we can’t help those animalistic tendencies as women, wanting to meet someone and feeling broody. I’m going through a very broody phase at the minute.” Living without make-up, mirrors and social media in the jungle changed how Emily Atack looked at her body She stops a beat and then adds: “Urgh, don’t write that otherwise I’ll never get a boyfriend!” People are always surprised, she says, to find out that she’s maternal. “Yeah, given how much of a mess I am, they don’t expect it. But I do like looking after people. I think I can fix people. It doesn’t leave me enough room to fix myself. Ooh, bit deep. True, though. “And this is where I go so wrong in relationships, because I give and give and I try and fix them if they’re a bit damaged. Then I’m left with nothing and I’m still a mess myself. Great.” Does she ever learn from past mistakes? Not likely, she replies. Emily candidly admits that she ‘felt lost’ before entering the jungle “I find I just move on and make new ones. I’ve never done anything horrific in my life, I’ve just always been a bit naughty. I was a tearaway teenager, I’m very impulsive, I’m an over-thinker, I’m a bit complicated and I get hurt. But that’s not something that will ever change, because that’s who I am. “I love love and I love being in love. When you’ve got so much love in your heart, it makes you vulnerable.” She cautiously confides there is a certain someone on the scene, but it’s very early days. He’s not in the public eye, and it’s definitely not ex-Big-Brother star Ziggy Lichman or anyone else she’s been linked to. “I am absolutely single, but there is someone I think about and like. I’ve no idea what it will turn into yet. I’m so excited to see what this year will bring and my sole focus is work and my friendships, moving into my new place and getting my life together so when the opportunity for a relationship does come up, I’ll be completely ready for it.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”122″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] She leaves our shoot to go to an audition, and there’s a book coming out in the autumn, as well as TV and radio work in the pipeline, plus some lucrative brand collaborations still to be announced. “All of a sudden I’m living the life I always wanted. All these opportunities are coming up and I can’t believe what’s happening. I feel like I’ve won the lottery.” [bc_video video_id=”5980444372001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emily Atack talks about her breakup, suffering a panic attack and being a curvy girl on Loose Women”] Emily’s comedy tour Talk Thirty To Me starts on April 11. For tickets visit Emilyatacklive.com. [boxout headline=”WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU…”] Read a book? I recently read Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. Cried? On the anniversary of my uncle’s death last month. Binge-watched a TV show? The Handmaid’s Tale. Watched a movie? Knocked Up. So funny. Got drunk? Define drunk! I was a bit tipsy last night… Embarrassed yourself in public? The other day running for the Tube, I did that thing where my bag got stuck in the doors. So embarrassing! Had a kiss? I had a snog on Sunday and it was nice. [/boxout] Hair: Dino Pereira using Diva Pro Styling Make-up: Bethan Owens using Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream Styling: Nana Acheampong
10 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
SINGLE and happy on Valentine’s Day, Emily Atack on how the jungle gave her an epiphany about romance. Just a few months ago, Emily Atack would have been approaching February 14 with some trepidation. As a self-confessed romantic who has jumped from one relationship to the next since her teens, this will be her first Valentine’s Day without – dramatic pause – a boyfriend. Emily Atack insists she no longer needs a man to feel complete Jacket, £39, Topshop – buy now But after a life- (and career-) changing experience in the I’m A Celebrity! jungle, Emily is celebrating a new-found inner strength, embracing her single, independent woman status, and no longer fears being on her own. “Last year I was going through a break-up, so this is my first Valentine’s Day properly alone. Oh, Christ! “While I think the old me would have sat there feeling sorry for myself, that’s not the attitude I’m bringing into my life now. I don’t want to become all cynical and say it’s just another day on the calendar, because that would be contradicting everything I’ve felt in the past. “But instead of feeling sad that I’m not with anyone, I’m going to celebrate the new love I have for myself, and spend it with my girl mates and a bottle of wine. What an amazing few months it’s been – let’s mark it with a day of loving myself!” Emily Atack says the I’m A Celebrity jungle gave her an epiphany about romance Dress, £12, Nasty Gal – buy now This month Emily, 29, moves into her newly renovated cottage, which means she’ll be living alone for the first time. “I’ve learned that I need to appreciate time by myself and that I don’t need a partner to complete me. I’ve been in relationships and had long-term boyfriends since I was 13, so I’ve always had that emotional pillar of support. I’d got to a point where I felt like I couldn’t live without that. “But the jungle is so emotionally revealing. I thought I was weak and couldn’t be on my own. But actually I can do it, I just need to be a bit braver. Everything I did in there was a metaphor for my life. I’m trying to jump and trust and crawl through the snakepit, coming out alive and stronger than before, knowing that I am able to do that by myself.” Emily had no idea just how completely the jungle would change everything for her. Before she signed up to the show, she was in turmoil. Emily Atack won I’m A Celeb viewers over with her relatability, natural warmth and humour Trousers, £25, Boohoo – buy now Her career, which had started promisingly with The Inbetweeners back in 2008, had begun to stagnate. She was fighting internal battles with her body image and was also recovering from a break-up with boyfriend Jack Vacher, who she’d been with for five years. She says: “I’d reached a point in my life where everything came to a crossroads and I was having a bit of a quarter-life crisis. I was just very lost. I didn’t really know what I wanted from life and everything was at a standstill. “I got really bored of sitting around waiting for work or for the next movie to come along that only 100 people would see. I got bored of being skint, of twiddling my thumbs, wondering how to take my life to the next stage. I was frustrated.” Does she think being so heavily associated with The Inbetweeners and her character Charlotte held her back in some ways? Emily admits she used to slim down her pictures but insists she’ll never do it again Jacket, £39, Topshop – buy now “When you have a big hit at such a young age, it can be difficult. The Inbetweeners was so huge so quickly, I was catapulted into that. So I guess yes, I was typecast. But I can’t look at that negatively or say I wish it hadn’t been so successful. If I’m typecast because the show was wonderful and everyone loved it, then so be it. It means you have to graft slightly harder and do things your own way, which is healthy and good. “But I’ve always had so many ideas and I’ve been banging on this door for so long trying to get in. Yet the door was only ever slightly opening, without ever letting me completely in. “I felt like I was plodding along but not really getting anywhere, so I thought: ‘I’ve got to start making big s**t happen. Like, now.’” Hence the I’m A Celebrity! gamble, which more than paid off. Emily won viewers over with her relatability, love of fun, natural warmth, humour and impressive range of impersonations, and she ended up the last woman standing, only losing out on the winner’s crown to Harry Redknapp. Emily Atack was the last woman standing on I’m A Celebrity, losing out to Harry Redknapp Since returning to the UK, she’s been inundated with job offers and says it’s the best decision she’s ever made. “I’ve made some stupid decisions both in work and in my personal life. But this was the best, hands down. It flipped everything on its head, I was doing something wild and showing people who I am as a person.” Going back to basics in the jungle and living without make-up, mirrors and social media was so liberating, it’s changed the way Emily feels about her body, too. In the past she used slimming apps to make herself look thinner in pictures, but says that’s not the image she wants to portray any more. Emily split from Jamie Vacher after five years together “I’ll openly admit I used to slim down my pictures loads, but I will honestly never, ever do that again. “It’s just so easy to fall into that trap. You can take a photo in a bikini on holiday and literally use your finger to pull your hips in, slim down your waist and lift your bum. Looking at an edited picture might make me feel better about myself for five seconds thinking I look amazing, but that’s not what I actually look like. It’s false advertising, really. If you’re going to put yourself out there, show who you really are.” Initially, though, the thought of going without make-up and fake tan and being filmed in a bikini without the aid of a slimming app was terrifying. “It’s all I thought of beforehand,” she says. “I actually thought we’d get given bits of make-up to sneakily apply, but no. I quickly realised that wasn’t going to happen, and by day two I didn’t give a flying rat’s bum hole. I literally didn’t care. You can’t be vain in there. Emily Atack’s career started promisingly with The Inbetweeners but it began to stagger before I’m A Celeb “It was so amazing to be stripped of absolutely everything, even alcohol, and for it to be about who you are as a person. It was nothing to do with what you look like or how wild you can be when you’ve had a couple of drinks. There was none of that superficial stuff going on, which made it a really unique situation to be in.” How does she see her body now? “I’m way more accepting. I still look in the mirror sometimes and think: ‘Oh god, I could do with losing a bit of weight there.’ But instead of dwelling on it and feeling s**t about it, the thought is gone as soon as it’s entered my head. Meh, whatever. “I choose to eat and drink the food and wine I want. I’m never going to be one of those people who can diet. I go on a diet but forget so, like, two hours later I’ve got a massive sandwich in my hand, going: ‘Oh, I forgot!’” Emily has been inundated with job offers since returning to the UK from the jungle Don’t get her wrong, she adds. She still feels a “certain responsibility” to be healthy – she knows that some of her work will inevitably be about looking good and she still likes getting dressed up. “I’m not all of a sudden going to become a hippy cat lady who doesn’t shave her armpits. I just think life is too short to get upset about not having the smallest waist in the world or the most chiselled jawline.” Shockingly, she says she’s been “fat-shamed” all her life (despite not being remotely overweight), including recently to her face when a “k**bhead” in a restaurant told her to put down the burger she was eating, because starvation suited her better. “People think you have to be tiny and a size 6 if you’re an actress and I’m just not. I’m a 10-12 and normal. This is what I am, and I believe there’s more chance of me finding the happy ever after if I accept that.” Emily Atack admits ‘I think I can fix people, but it doesn’t leave enough room to fix myself’ The daughter of comic actress Kate Robbins and musician Keith Atack, Emily comes from a family of creatives (Sir Paul McCartney is her maternal grandmother’s cousin), and all the qualities she showed in the jungle are evident here today. She’s funny, engaging and endearingly kooky – plus easy to talk to, with bags of personality and no hint of an ego. Since returning from Australia, she’s been putting the finishing touches to her one-woman comedy show Talk Thirty To Me, a memoir of outrageous tales from her 20s as she edges closer to the milestone birthday later this year. It’s another way she’s pushing herself to take risks and do things out of her comfort zone. “I’m scared, but I’m good scared,” she says. “The thought of turning 30 terrifies me, but I’m trying to look at it in a humorous way. We’re taught about puberty and all the difficulties that brings and we talk about the menopause and the challenges of that, but we’re not taught about this bit in the middle where you’ve got to be grown up and get a mortgage and on the property ladder and meet someone you’ll marry and… what?! Woah! I still feel like I’m 16! “I’ve not passed my driving test. I’ve never paid a bill on time. I still wake up hungover on days I shouldn’t be hungover. I still live like a teenager sometimes.” Emily Atack insists she’s happy to be single this Valentine’s Day after splitting from Jack As she gets older, the pressure to meet, marry and settle down with someone increases. This is not helped by some members of her tight-knit family who can’t resist a cheeky nudge. “Yep, when you’ve got your aunties saying: ‘Ooh, better get a move on, kid.’ “Out of my main group of mates, I’m one of the only ones not engaged. I mean, I’m 29 and I’m not even with anyone. And if I want to get married younger than 35, then that means there’s not much time! “But it’s what we’re programmed to feel and we can’t help those animalistic tendencies as women, wanting to meet someone and feeling broody. I’m going through a very broody phase at the minute.” Living without make-up, mirrors and social media in the jungle changed how Emily Atack looked at her body She stops a beat and then adds: “Urgh, don’t write that otherwise I’ll never get a boyfriend!” People are always surprised, she says, to find out that she’s maternal. “Yeah, given how much of a mess I am, they don’t expect it. But I do like looking after people. I think I can fix people. It doesn’t leave me enough room to fix myself. Ooh, bit deep. True, though. “And this is where I go so wrong in relationships, because I give and give and I try and fix them if they’re a bit damaged. Then I’m left with nothing and I’m still a mess myself. Great.” Does she ever learn from past mistakes? Not likely, she replies. Emily candidly admits that she ‘felt lost’ before entering the jungle “I find I just move on and make new ones. I’ve never done anything horrific in my life, I’ve just always been a bit naughty. I was a tearaway teenager, I’m very impulsive, I’m an over-thinker, I’m a bit complicated and I get hurt. But that’s not something that will ever change, because that’s who I am. “I love love and I love being in love. When you’ve got so much love in your heart, it makes you vulnerable.” She cautiously confides there is a certain someone on the scene, but it’s very early days. He’s not in the public eye, and it’s definitely not ex-Big-Brother star Ziggy Lichman or anyone else she’s been linked to. “I am absolutely single, but there is someone I think about and like. I’ve no idea what it will turn into yet. I’m so excited to see what this year will bring and my sole focus is work and my friendships, moving into my new place and getting my life together so when the opportunity for a relationship does come up, I’ll be completely ready for it.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”170″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] She leaves our shoot to go to an audition, and there’s a book coming out in the autumn, as well as TV and radio work in the pipeline, plus some lucrative brand collaborations still to be announced. “All of a sudden I’m living the life I always wanted. All these opportunities are coming up and I can’t believe what’s happening. I feel like I’ve won the lottery.” [bc_video video_id=”5980444372001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emily Atack talks about her breakup, suffering a panic attack and being a curvy girl on Loose Women”] Emily’s comedy tour Talk Thirty To Me starts on April 11. For tickets visit Emilyatacklive.com. [boxout headline=”WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU…”] Read a book? I recently read Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. Cried? On the anniversary of my uncle’s death last month. Binge-watched a TV show? The Handmaid’s Tale. Watched a movie? Knocked Up. So funny. Got drunk? Define drunk! I was a bit tipsy last night… Embarrassed yourself in public? The other day running for the Tube, I did that thing where my bag got stuck in the doors. So embarrassing! Had a kiss? I had a snog on Sunday and it was nice. [/boxout] Hair: Dino Pereira using Diva Pro Styling Make-up: Bethan Owens using Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream Styling: Nana Acheampong
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