It’s often said that one of the toughest things about being an I’m A Celebrity campmate is having to live off very little food.
Sometimes stars can go for days only eating basic rations if they fail to gather any stars during the infamous Bushtucker trials.
So it’s little wonder that Fleur East has decided to give up on her vegan lifestyle, opting to devour whatever meat she can get her hands on while living in the Australian jungle.
But it turns out that Fleur was forced to give up her vegan lifestyle earlier this year, with the former X Factor star telling Daily Mirror that a recent holiday had scuppered her plans to live off the land.
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“I was vegan for the best part of a year and then I went to Senegal in July and they didn’t understand what vegan was so I was forced to break it,” she told us.
“So now I have become a bit more flexible so I would say now I am 80 per cent still plant based.”
So what about eating a kangaroo’s bits or bum?
“Yeah I could make some room for those,” Fleur admitted.
Someone from the star’s social media team recently clarified the star’s position on whether she usually leads a vegan lifestyle in a Twitter post.
“Just to address, Fleur is not a vegan,” the rep explained.
“For health reasons she has in the past followed a vegan diet, but she is not adhering to this in the jungle.
“She has always eaten meat throughout her life.”
A trip to Senegal made Fleur give up on being a vegan earlier this year
Meanwhile, after Fleur was criticised for scoffing wallaby legs after just two days in camp, her dad Malcolm East has revealed that the star recently reintroduced meat into her diet properly in preparation for her stint in the jungle.
“She chose to go vegan as a lifestyle choice about two years ago, not for religious reasons, but because she’s heavily into health and fitness and because she saw the way animals were slaughtered on a video,” Malcolm told Mail Online.
“So she said, “Let’s have a go at living on a vegetable-based diet."
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Malcolm explained that Fleur wanted her body to be ready to eat meat while living in the squalid camp.
He continued: “So that’s what she did. She ate meat again. And in the jungle you’ve got no choice about what you eat have you?
“In the month before she went in she had been reducing her stomach size so that she’s not craving food all day long. She was like that about eating meat.”
Mirror Online has contacted a rep for I’m A Celebrity for comment.
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