Janice Dickinson thought she would 'never work again after I’m A Celebrity stint
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 July 2023
The ex 'America's Next Top Model' Janice Dickinson thought she would “never work again” after falling on ‘I’m A Celebrity All Stars’
Janice Dickinson thought she would “never work again” after falling on ‘I’m A Celebrity All Stars’.
The 68-year-old supermodel took a tumble while competing on ITV1 survival series – which saw fan favourites like Helen Flanagan, 32, Joe Swash,41, Gillian McKeith, 63, and many others reunite from the original 'I'm A Celebrity.... Get Me Out of Here' at a campsite in South Africa – and feared her showbiz career was kaput because her surgically-enhanced face “was badly damaged”.
She told The Sun newspaper: “I thought, 'Geez, I’ll never work again.' I thought that because I was badly damaged.
“Certainly too damaged to go back on the show. I had blood, bruises up and down my face and there were gaping wounds. It really knocked my confidence.
“I didn’t require stitches, but they had to really clean the wounds really well. It was agony cleaning all the dirt and gravel off of my face, it was horrible.”
Janice – who has son Nathan Fields, 36, and daughter Savannah Dickinson, 29, – praised the channel for never leaving her alone with her injuries “for one minute”.
She said: “For medical reasons, I had weeks and weeks and weeks of the doctors putting red light laser on my face to help shrink the wounds and it worked.
“Look, I don’t have any scars on my face. Not one. ITV didn’t turn their backs on me for one minute.
“The people on ITV that I worked with and that I worked for couldn’t have been nicer. Everyone was kind.
“It took about three months to properly heal. That was tough. But I’m not the type of person that stares at her face like: ‘What does the mirror say about me today?’”
At the time of airing in May, the former 'America's Next Top Model' judge – who first appeared on the Ant and Dec-fronted reality show in Australia in 2007 and finished runner-up behind pantomime legend Christopher Biggins – conceded her not being allowed back to camp was “the right decision”.
She said: “ I could have been the one to be second runner up or even win this series because I was just so steadfast and physiological with it. I was just waiting and biding my time with it all.
“I did my fair share in standing up, falling down. Getting my face in the dirt. I felt like they could have possibly cleaned my wounds and set me back on my path in there. But production made the right decision in the end to not send me back in.”