Antony Cotton’s I’m A Celeb hypnotherapy

Antony Cotton had hypnotherapy and saw a therapist to get over his fears prior to taking part in ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!’.

Antony Cotton's I'm A Celeb hypnotherapy

Antony Cotton underwent therapy to conquer his fears before taking part in ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!’.

The 36-year-old actor – who is best known for playing Sean Tully in ‘Coronation Street’ – also had hypnotherapy to get over his phobias of heights, flying and small spaces and is hoping his stint in the Australian jungle will make him well and truly overcome his worries.

He said: “I have a morbid fear of flying. I don’t like heights and I am claustrophobic. I have had hypnotherapy and I have also been to therapy to face my fears.

“The therapy was amazing even though in the days leading up to going in the jungle, I did have moments where I wondered why on earth I had said yes! But life is to live and so I think ‘Why not do it?’

“Doing this show is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am hoping it will make me face up to my fears.”

Antony believes he will be a good campmate as he has many useful skills for surviving in a group in the great outdoors, but admits he can’t stand confrontation.

He said: “I am a good cook. I’d also like to think I am a good shoulder to cry on. I am really looking forward to meeting new people and making some nice friends. I am practical too. I am a leader and I like to make sure things are done in the right way.

“I don’t like it when people argue. I don’t like stupid arguments. My worst-case scenario is being with someone who is a bigot. That would really upset me.”