Jungle queen Scarlett Moffatt has revealed she was so badly bullied when she was at school that she had to leave 10 minutes early so she was not beaten up.
However, she said she now sees positives in the torment she went through as a young girl.
"If I had just tried to fit in, I wouldn’t be the weirdo that I am now.”
One of the kids also saw me metal detecting with my dad, so you can imagine how that went down.
Scarlett said she would pretend to her parents that she enjoyed being at school so they wouldn’t worry about her.
“I would just walk around Asda’s car park until three o’clock or up until the time I was meant to come home.
"I just felt so embarrassed to tell my mum and dad.
“I would pretend to my parents that I loved school.
"Sometimes I would sit in the toilets at breaks just so I didn’t have to wander around the playgrounds on my own.”
She told the paper: “I smashed my teeth and had all the nerves taken out, so I had a black tooth as well as a monobrow, and I was a little bit chubby, and then half my face was on the slide.
“There was just loads of things.
"One of the kids also saw me metal detecting with my dad, so you can imagine how that went down.”
Scarlett is set to have the last laugh, though – she has been tipped to land a £1 million windfall from her jungle win.