I'M A Celebrity camp mate Charlene White revealed that she felt "disgusting" after cruel trolls sent her emails mocking my weight.
The ITV News presenter was all smiles when she recently touched down in Australia to take part in this year's series of the ITV show.
But 15 years ago, just one year into working with Britain’s main commercial channel, she was left feeling down after she received the awful message about her body from a viewer.
Charlene, 42, who is also an anchor for ITV's Loose Women, has grown to "tolerate" the hate throughout her career.
"I'm comfortable in my skin. A year into starting at ITV, 15 years ago, I was working overnight shifts and an email came through at 10pm with 'your weight' in the subject line," she told Top Sante Magazine.
"The email said, 'You can't fail to notice that you're bigger than other news presenters.
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"'It's something that you need to deal with. It's unacceptable that you are the size you are.'
"I was so upset and it made me compare myself to other people, which, of course, is very unhealthy, but I couldn't help but look at myself and think, 'I'm disgusting.'
"With age and confidence, I've learned to tolerate communication such as that. I'm good at my job, irrespective of what I look like. Comments about my weight now don't bother me."
Charlene arrived in Brisbane for this year's I'm A Celebrity on Thursday.
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She has revealed her biggest fears as she prepares to move into the I'm a Celebrity camp in Australia – and it's not looking good for her.
Speaking to The Sun after her flight, ITV newsreader Charlene confessed to having some phobias that she's almost definitely going to come across in the jungle.
She said: " I don't really like creepy crawlies and I'm not really outdoorsy.
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Charlene shares her son Alfie, five, and daughter Florence, three, with her TV executive partner Andy.
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