I’m A Celebrity... 2010: Is Gillian McKeith faking so she can line up her next show or book? I think so!

In last night’s I’m A Celeb, Gillian McKeith offered up a seriously flawed – but I believe totally contrived – scene in which she supposedly fainted…

And The Sun today reports that the show’s bosses are so concerned for her health, they’ve put her on “24 hour watch” for when, or rather if, she throws another “panic attack”.

But while she may well be scared of pretty much everything in the world, I do think she’s exaggerating the bejesus out of it.

And I don’t believe for a second that she fainted when the rangers dragged her out of that crate after yesterday’s task.

Doctor Bob lay her on the ground and gave her oxygen while she persisted with the fake fainting routine, but as soon as a fly touched her, she jumped like she’d been touched by a live wire!

Unconscious people don’t do that. Nor do they respond to commands which Gillian did, breathing deeply when Bob told her to. And at no point did she hyperventilate, and most often when people have panic attacks, that’s one of the first things to kick in.

And just as an aside, what the hell’s wrong with her back?? Shots of her leaving the task area wearing her t-shirt and shorts showed that she has some kind of hump on the left side of her back. Anyone got any clues what that was?

Anyway, right at the end of the show last night, we learned that Gillian had been chosen to do the ‘School Dinners’ trial, and I’m sure she’s going to be chosen to do pretty much every trial…

And I think that’s why she’s doing all this. I really don’t believe her phobias are as bad as she claims they are, and what I believe is that she’s hoping to win the show, then release a book on facing your fears.

She is of course a diet ‘guru’ and in her shows, she talks a lot about PMA (positive mental attitude) so yep, I’d say the entire theatrics is just that and laying the groundwork for her next show/book.

If I was a betting woman, and I am, I’d put money on it that if she stays in long enough, day after day she’ll talk about conquering her phobias and how it’s all getting easier now…

I’d also put more money on it that if she does write a book when she comes out, or host a show, it’ll be about the psychological technique known as ‘flooding’ which many therapists use to help people with phobias.

It’s pretty much what it says on the tin; being ‘flooded’ with what scares you until your brain gives in and says ‘Meh, not so bad after all eh?’

Time will tell I guess! Do you think she’s faking it all or is she genuinely scared witless or absolutely everything?

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