I'm A Celebrity 2012: Linda Robson says she'll refuse to do coffin challenges

I'm A Celebrity 2012 - Linda Robson

Squeamish Linda Robson has insisted that she won't do any Bushtucker Trials involving coffins in the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here jungle!

The former Birds Of A Feather actress revealed she's terrified of being trapped with rats and mice crawling over her - and likened the idea to an MRI scan.

"My big thing is the coffin," the 55-year-old admitted. "I have made it clear that if I get a challenge like that, we won’t get any food. I am not getting in a coffin.

"I have done a lot of scary things over the years but I am not doing that. I realise that when I am in the jungle that I might think differently.”

However, Linda should be fine with the rodents otherwise - as she had therapy to help cure her phobia on daytime telly show This Morning earlier this year.

"[Psychotherapists] Nik and Eva Speakman came on the show and they hypnotised me,” she recalled. “I am so scared of rats and mice.

"They gave me some cognitive therapy too and I haven’t thought about rats nearly as much since that day. They are not on my mind as much and I know that if I do see any rats in the jungle, I just need to think of something funny that will make me laugh."

Linda and the rest of this year's line-up are preparing to head in to camp ahead of the launch of the new series, this Sunday at 9.00pm on ITV1.

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