I’m A Celeb star Sam Thompson’s one regret after receiving ADHD diagnosis

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Sam Thompson has opened up about his biggest regret following his ADHD diagnosis in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.

In a wider chat about his work with Boots, which sees him present The Locker Room series in a bid to get more men talking about their mental health, the TV personality spoke about what he would change after receiving the news.

The former Made In Chelsea star and Love Island podcast host, who can often be seen making hilarious TikTok and Instagram videos with his Strictly star girlfriend Zara McDermott, spoke about how the diagnosis has made him think differently about his past actions.

Back in May, Channel 4 viewers joined the former Celebrity Big Brother star as he uncovered the truth in his documentary Sam Thompson: Is This ADHD?.

Asked by Express.co.uk if the diagnosis gave him a new perspective on his past behaviour in certain situations, he confirmed: “Oh yeah, loads. All the time.

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Sam went on to admit he regretted not finding out about his ADHD when he was younger, expressing: “I wish I’d known earlier.

“Most people who do get diagnosed later in their life think, ‘God, how that would have affected me when I was a kid growing up or when I was at school or…

“You know, I could maybe not blame myself as much for some of the things that happened. So yeah, massively.

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“I think even in day-to-day life as well,” he continued. “I find myself getting worked up about some things that other people who don’t have ADHD might not get [worked up over].

“I think ‘that’s such an odd thing to get worked up about’, but I do…” he confessed.

“And then to be able to sit there and be like, ‘Hey, man, you’re okay. It’s a medical thing that’s going on in your brain.’

“I think even just knowing that is some really awesome sort of…self-loving information, really.”

Sam went on to reveal that getting his diagnosis during his documentary had been “more of a relief than [he] had really expected”.

“I never expected to do a documentary and I’m not sure I ever will again,” he reflected. “But when it came to the subject material I thought, ‘You know what? There’s actually no way I can’t do this.’

“And it was quite tough in places, but it was so revealing and I’m so fortunate that I got to do it and hopefully, if I managed to help a few people, then that is absolutely awesome.”

Last night on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity saw Sam begin his role as camp leader after receiving the most votes from the public.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

Boots has an extensive selection of products and services dedicated to men’s health, available through the Boots Health Hub. Boots pharmacists can provide over-the-counter medicines and healthcare advice in stores.

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