Published On: Wed, May 5th, 2021

Emily Atack recalls being perceived as a ‘shower girl’ on I’m A Celebrity

Emily Atack has admitted she thinks people thought she would be the ‘shower girl’ when she took part on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2019.

The series often features shots of the stars showing off their figures in the outdoor shower but Emily, 31, insisted she was there to play and got ‘stuck in’ right away and was never going to be the ‘glamour girl’. 

Appearing on Wednesday’s episode of Lorraine, Emily, who finished as runner-up to Harry Redknapp, told how she still keeps in touch with her fellow campmates. 

Looking back: Emily Atack has admitted she thinks people thought she would be the ‘shower girl’ when she took part on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2019

She said: ‘I think everyone thought I was going to be the shower girl – which I absolutely was not. I just got stuck in.

‘The WhatsApp is live and kicking. They are friends for life, we share something so amazing.’

Emily’s stint on I’m A Celebrity catapulted her to further success, leading her to present the spin-off show the following year with Adam Thomas and Joel Dommett.

The TV star got her start portraying Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners and said she was determined to prove she was ‘more than that’.

Jungle: The series often features shots of the stars showing off their figures in the outdoor shower but Emily, 31, insisted she was there to play and got 'stuck in' right away

Jungle: The series often features shots of the stars showing off their figures in the outdoor shower but Emily, 31, insisted she was there to play and got ‘stuck in’ right away

Camp: Appearing on Wednesday's episode of Lorraine, Emily, who finished as runner-up to Harry Redknapp, told how she still keeps in touch with her fellow campmates

Camp: Appearing on Wednesday’s episode of Lorraine, Emily, who finished as runner-up to Harry Redknapp, told how she still keeps in touch with her fellow campmates

She said: ‘The intro you did, I pinch myself because it doesn’t seem like you’re talking about my life. People think where did you come from? 

‘But I’ve been grafting for 13 years. Coming away from the Inbetweeners character, I wanted to prove I’m more than that.’

Emily has since tried her hand at stand-up comedy in her ITV series The Emily Atack Show, describing it as ‘terrifying’.

She said: ‘It’s the most terrifying thing in the world. I think I’ve been told I can’t do that. But I’m catering to an audience I’ve wanted to do, the Prosecco hen do girls.

She said: 'I think everyone thought I was going to be the shower girl - which I absolutely was not. I just got stuck in'

She said: ‘I think everyone thought I was going to be the shower girl – which I absolutely was not. I just got stuck in’

Style: Emily looked sensational for her appearance on Lorraine, donning a cream blazer with a matching skirt and a leopard print top

Style: Emily looked sensational for her appearance on Lorraine, donning a cream blazer with a matching skirt and a leopard print top

Style: Emily looked sensational for her appearance on Lorraine, donning a cream blazer with a matching skirt and a leopard print top

Career: Emily's stint on I'm A Celebrity catapulted her to further success, leading her to present the spin-off show the following year with Adam Thomas and Joel Dommett

Career: Emily’s stint on I’m A Celebrity catapulted her to further success, leading her to present the spin-off show the following year with Adam Thomas and Joel Dommett

Pals: Emily added: 'The WhatsApp is live and kicking. They are friends for life, we share something so amazing'

Pals: Emily added: ‘The WhatsApp is live and kicking. They are friends for life, we share something so amazing’

‘Girls like me aren’t as represented. I don’t do one liners about politics. But things that matter to me, like drinking and boys!’

The star has also joined the cast of Celebrity Juice, appearing as a team captain alongside Laura Whitmore and host Keith Lemon.

On joining the panel show, she said: ‘It was one of the first jobs we got back to after Covid and I thought this is so great I have to be able to have a drink with my mates.’   

Emily also gushed about her mother, actress Kate Robbins, joining the third series of Ricky Gervais’ hit Netflix series After Life.

Early days: The TV star got her start portraying Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners and said she was determined to prove she was 'more than that'

Early days: The TV star got her start portraying Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners and said she was determined to prove she was ‘more than that’

She said: ‘This is the most exciting things to ever. I’ve climbed the showbiz ladder for years with my mum. We’ve both had ups and downs.

‘But now to have this big bang, the best show in the world! She works so hard, she really deserves it.’

Emily explained observing her mother’s career in showbusiness as a child made her want to do the same.

She said: ‘My sister is an agent, she’s on the other side. My brother’s a gardener.

Small screen: The star has also joined the cast of Celebrity Juice, appearing as a team captain alongside Laura Whitmore and host Keith Lemon

Small screen: The star has also joined the cast of Celebrity Juice, appearing as a team captain alongside Laura Whitmore and host Keith Lemon

‘But I was the show off, I saw her on telly and I thought that’s what I want to do. People used to say to me, your mum is one hell of a woman! And I thought that’s what I want.

‘I’m having so much fun. I’m quite realistic about who I am. I think it’s easy to get caught up in being perfect. 

‘But I think it’s important to say I’m in the public eye and I still make loads of mistakes. But I say i’ll move on and make new mistakes.’

Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 9am. 

Interview: On joining the panel show, she said: 'It was one of the first jobs we got back to after Covid and I thought this is so great I have to be able to have a drink with my mates'

Interview: On joining the panel show, she said: ‘It was one of the first jobs we got back to after Covid and I thought this is so great I have to be able to have a drink with my mates’

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