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Love Island 2020 contestant Shaughna Phillips, 25, was a favourite with viewers of the show earlier this year. In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, she revealed she is set to return to television screens later this year – but could it be for the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2020?
My plan would be to get out as soon as possible
She said: “I’m the biggest I’m A Celebrity fan.
“I think it is something that everyone loves and I’m the biggest wuss as well. I would choose liposuction over a spider any day of the week!
“If the opportunity came, I think it would be hard to turn down, but oh my god, I am the biggest wuss, I would be crying the whole way there, I’d be crying the whole time to be honest.”
On what her tactic would be on the show, she laughed: “My plan would be to get out as soon as possible.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s series will be aired from Wales, instead of its usual spot in Australia.
Noting this, Shaughna went on to say she believes the challenges could still be just as insect-filled and challenging as usual.
“I feel like they’re going to catfish people into thinking, ‘Oh yeah it’s just in Wales,’ but oh no.”
If Shaughna did sign up for the show, she would be the first Love Island contestant to join a UK series.
“I can definitely break the mould,” she added.
This year’s line-up is yet to be revealed, however rumoured names in the mix include; AJ Pritchard, Beverley Callard and John Bercow.
The ITV star went on to say she also wouldn’t rule out appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.
She continued: “I’d love to do Strictly just purely for the exercise, the bodies they get when they’re doing it is just unreal.
“But, I have two left feet so I don’t think I’d get past the audition stage.”
While Shaughna couldn’t spill too much about her next move, she revealed she will be back on screens later this year.
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“I can’t say too much, [but] I’ve started filming for it already,” she divulged.
The Love Island star discussed a potential stint on I’m A Celebrity days after undergoing liposuction for Lipoedema.
The reality star discovered she had Lipoedema after fans suggested it to her following her appearance on the show.
Lipoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition where abnormal fat cells are built up the legs, thighs and buttocks, and sometimes in the arms.
Shaughna – who will be giving her very own dating advice as part of a new hotline with Mike’s Hard Seltzer – said she hadn’t heard of the condition beforehand, but decided to seek professional medical advice after fans’ concerns.
“There are so many GPs that don’t know about it because it’s not something that’s very well known, but it’s something that affects a lot of people,” she explained.
“It only came about because when I was in Love Island, so many people were asking my family if I had been diagnosed with Lipoedema.
“My mum, I think she thought they were being mean and trolling me, but it wasn’t until I came out and saw some of these comments and googled it and was like, ‘Oh my God’.”
Shaughna said she had discovered she had “every symptom” of Lipoedema and decided to seek medical advice.
Post-surgery, the star added: “The results I’ve seen so far, I just can’t believe I went so long without it to be honest.”
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