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Olympian Iwan Thomas reveals TWO STONE Celebrity Island weight loss in shocking image after contestants starved for NINE days

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 12/09/2017 Frances Kindon
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Former Olympian Iwan Thomas has opened up about the toll Celebrity Island took on his body, sharing a shocking image of his shrinking frame.

In the snap, the controversial star - who has been slammed for his ‘misogynistic’ behaviour on the show - can be seen pulling up the leg of his shorts to reveal his rapidly shrinking thighs, while his face looks noticeably gaunt.

The Welsh sprinter and his costars came under fire from viewers and PETA for killing a caiman on the show, but Iwan insists they were so hungry that they had no choice.

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"It was a do or die situation,” he said during an appearance on Good Morning Britain today, revealing that each contestant lost at least two stone.

"It sounds cruel, but I felt no remorse when I killed that caiman – I know that's horrible,” he continued.

"There was no pleasure in killing it, but we were starving. I feel bad that we took an animal's life, but we had to eat."

The show sees survival guru Bear Grylls abandon 10 celebs on an uninhabited island, and despite being a vegetarian, Iwan’s costar Shazia Mirza agreed that their situation was desperate.

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"Listen, I'm vegetarian and I hadn't eaten meat for eight years. But at that point on the island, we hadn't eaten any food for nine days. We had no food at all. I know people watching at home probably think producers were secretly bringing us packets of crisps or pieces of cake – well, they weren’t,” she said.

"You can survive for about 30 days without food, but we were starving. I know it's a reality show, but it was a survival situation.

"Whether you're vegan or vegetarian, if you're in a life or death situation, you will do anything to survive."

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Defending the actions of the contestants, a Channel 4 spokesman previously said: "An important part of the series is to find out if the celebrities are capable of surviving alone and able to find sources of food, including hunting and killing for meat; a vital part of their survival as it is a source of valuable calories and protein.

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"The celebrities were trained in the humane capture and dispatch of live animals as part of their survival training and the adult caiman was killed humanely.”

*Celebrity Island continues next tonight at 9.15pm on Channel 4

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