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Monday 13th July 2020

Emily Atack self-harmed and almost took her own life at 15

The star made the revelations in a new book

Former I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Emily Atack has revealed she tried to commit suicide at the age of 15.

The 29-year-old actress - who played Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners - has revealed she downed vodka and then self-harmed after being dumped by a boyfriend during her teens.

According to The Mirror Emily wrote in her new book she felt "out of control" of her own life.

Emily made the revelations in her autobiography (Credit:

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The actress cut her wrists after splitting from a boyfriend, who'd previously called her a "psycho".

Emily recalled: "I would do drastic things in order to make him get back with me.

"I drank a bottle of vodka and cut my wrists - a cry for help, a cry for attention.

"I was spiralling. I was too young to cope with my breaking heart and cloudy drunk head."

Emily's mum, Kate Robbins, wanted to help (Credit:

Emily revealed she was saved by medics and woke up with bandaged wrists.

Her mother, actress Kate Robbins, was shocked by her daughter's injuries.

But the star struggled to speak candidly about her personal troubles.

She said: "My mum would beg me to open up and speak to her but I just couldn't.

"She started to see cuts on my arms and it broke her heart. I'll never forgive myself for harming my body in that way, and to this day I still have no idea why I did that.

"I didn't want to die. I just felt so out of control of everything and it was almost like a '[Bleep] you to everyone, cos I can do this if I want!' sort of thing. A rebellion, I guess. I saw it like I had no other choice."

Emily felt out of control at the time (Credit:

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Yesterday we told how Emily had been pressured for sex by a former colleague.

After luring her to his hotel room, the unnamed guy exposed himself to her.

She said she kissed him as she felt she had no other choice and then he let her leave, but that if it happened now she'd "kick him in the balls".

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