I’m A Celeb’s Ruthie Henshall in tears as star says she’s ‘not a tough cookie’ and misses home

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Ruthie Henshall has broken down into tears on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after admitting she misses home.

The 53 year old, who is a theatre legend after having made her debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats back in 1987, was seen leaving breakfast early by her campmate Vernon Kay before explaining she's "having a moment".

In the confessional, Vernon, 46, told viewers: "We were at breakfast today and I saw Ruthie leave early, without finishing her food and that's not like her."

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The programme then panned the camera over on the star walking towards Ruthie, who was curled up in her bed, shedding tears.

"Ruthie, are you okay? You alright? Just miss home?" Vernon said as he sat by her. "I think we've all had a dip to be honest with you. Everyone misses home."

"Really?" Ruthie replied as Vernon continued: "100 per cent, I know I have. I didn't think I'd be switching to the happy place as often as I am."

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In the confessional, Ruthie then explained: "I'm such a tough cookie. You know I pride myself on being such a tough cookie, but I'm really not. And nobody sees me like that, they all see me as a very strong, tough woman."

The star, who has suffered a tragic past as her sister committed suicide, continued: "You have an idea of who you will be in here, you know, I'll be the mother, I'll be the entertainer, I'll be this, that and the other.

"You're not the strong woman that you thought you were."

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Appreciating Vernon's comforting words, she later told him: "I'll tell you, if the world isn't in love with you already, they will be in love with you. Your whole being is kind and lovely…

"I'm just having a moment. It's the realisation that you are much more vulnerable than you think you are. It might be for me that I've got to stop putting on the armour. What works on the outside world, the armour you've got out there…"

Fans of the popular competition show flocked to Twitter to praise the star on how well she's doing and share their own words of comfort despite the fact that she won't be able to see them.

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One person wrote: "Just want to go in and give her a big hug @RuthieHenshall #TeamRuthie".

"This lady oozes class and kindness, and lovely to see the others concern for for her," a second said, while a third added: "Hang in there, Ruthie. You are a sapient, precocious and tenacious lady."

While a fourth said: "We all think we are tough and strong but then there is that deep inner feelings that sometimes just need to get out and then we pick ourselves up again till the next time xx". [sic]

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