Emily Atack has said she has a “tricky” relationship with social media.
The actress told Women’s Health UK the platforms can be a “double-edged sword”.
However Atack added that social media is an important part of her job.
“My relationship with social media is still tricky,” the Inbetweeners star told the magazine.
“The online world is a double-edged sword. My DMs should be a safe space, but everyone’s allowed to say what they like.
“Social media is a huge part of my job and I love reaching out to fans and get so much support back – I have every right to that relationship.”
Atack, who starred in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018, said she had been “criticised” in the past over her weight and so “wearing a bikini in the jungle was a daunting prospect”.
She added: “But the experience forced me to rebuild my relationship with my body; because there was nowhere to hide, I had to embrace those insecurities and I returned from Australia feeling free.
“Eating out less over the past year, I’ve inadvertently lost a stone – but my confidence doesn’t hinge on a number on the scales.”
She added she was “nervous” about appearing on the ITV programme without any make-up.
“But it turned out to be a great opportunity for me not to care about what I looked like,” she said.
“People watching were able to see beneath the fake tan armour and it was so heart-warming when I realised that they accepted that version of me – freckles, messy hair and all.”
Read the full Emily Atack interview in the April issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale from Wednesday.