Holly Willoughby explains why I’m a Celeb’s Ruthie Henshall was so emotional

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This Morning host Holly Willoughby thinks she has worked out why I'm a Celebrity star Ruthie Henshall broke down in last night's show.

Ruthie, who entered the camp last Tuesday, sobbed alone in her hammock and was comforted by Vernon Kay and Victoria Derbyshire.

The rest of the camp then joined and reassured Ruthie, with Olympian Mo Farah telling her he suffered from self-doubt too sometimes.

"I am such a tough cookie, I pride myself on being such a tough cookie," she wept.

Ruthie said she realised she was not as tough as she thought

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"But I'm really not, and nobody sees me like that, they alway see me as a very strong, tough woman."

In the This Morning studio, Phillip Schofield wondered: "What is it that breaks a tough cookie down like that?

"It's not that far in, it's a reasonably nice castle, it doesn't look like it's that cold, they are getting fed quite well, they have got warm water."

Holly said Ruthie would have been in isolation since before the show began

Alison Hammond, who has starred on I'm a Celebrity and Big Brother, explained: "You've got to remember Phi, there's no phones, you don't speak to your family, it really strips you back, it makes you become who you really are, I think."

Holly added: "I also think with Ruthie as well, she has not been in there that long, but she would have been in isolation before that away from her family already.

"So it's been a much longer process than we have seen on the telly."

Vernon comforted Ruthie

Ruthie later taught her fellow campmates the dance routine from Chicago, sharing a hilarious and heartwarming moment with the other celebs.

One viewer remarked: "Campery aside, I f**king love Ruthie Henshall for opening up about her mental health tonight and for the reminder that, whilst we rouge our knees and roll our stockings down, we can be vulnerable and sad sometimes too and that’s what makes us fabulous."

Another added: "You know what, props to Ruthie for showing some vulnerability on #ImACeleb When you’re a performer in the industry, there’s so much pressure to be strong and face rejection without blinking an eye."

* This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am

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