John Partridge says Celebrity Big Brother almost "killed him"

Celebrity Big Brother

EastEnders actor John Partridge has claimed that taking part in Celebrity Big Brother almost "killed him".

Needless to say, he definitely won't be back for next month's All Star special line up.

“There’s no way I would have done the new series, no way," John said this week. “It nearly killed me – taking part in the show earlier this year was brutal."

The soap star appeared in this year's winter run back in January, alongside Angie Bowie, Tiffany Pollard and eventual winner Scotty T.

John took part in the show to help pay for his mum's care, with her suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

"There were so many times I wanted to walk out the door but if you do that then you don’t get paid," he told The Sun newspaper this week. “The care for her illnesses is expensive and I don’t come from money.

“I knew I needed to make that cheque.

“There were definitely nights where I would lie there and think – I can’t do this.”

However it wasn't all bad, with John saying he had made some "good friends" on the show and continues to speak to many of the cast.

“I did make some really good friends in there and friends I’ve carried on to see," he explained. "It wasn’t all bad but psychologically it was really rough. It was really hard.”

Speaking earlier this year, John revealed how his mum was now "safe" after being able to afford £45,000-a-year care home bills.

He told Loose Women: "She's safe, comfortable and loved, and that's all we can ask for."

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