The 70-year-old reality TV star — who came out as a trans woman in 2015 — took part in the British jungle show last year.
Jenner was asked on U.K. talk show Loose Women if she felt under pressure to wear a bikini on the show.
She looked emotional as she replied, “You have no idea the anxiety I’ve gone through to wear a bathing suit. That was like the biggest … I did it first on my show I Am Cait and I was scared to death. I didn’t want to.”
Jenner added: “When you go in they give you dos and don’ts, no swearing, but nudity’s OK. I said, ‘Wait a second, this doesn’t seem right!’ To be honest, I knew they wanted to get some kind of shot of something like that and I wasn’t about to give it to them. It’s private moments.”
The former Olympic athlete and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star did wear a black bikini to use the shower on the reality show, but her fellow campmates formed a curtain of towels around her so she could have privacy from the cameras.
"You have no idea, the anxiety I've gone through to wear a bathing suit."— Loose Women (@loosewomen) January 28, 2020
Caitlyn Jenner told the #LooseWomen how she tried to avoid the famous #ImACeleb 'shower scene'.
👙 Do you have anxiety about wearing a swimming costume?
Watch the chat 👉 https://t.co/Iy0GUZxUan pic.twitter.com/bBeKcrmg4J
Jenner said she took part in I’m A Celebrity as a statement.
She said: “I think it’s very important for the gender non-conforming world or the trans world, we’re not hiding. I’m out there. I’m going to live a life. I want people to see that — that I’ve had a life and that life is good.”
A spokesperson for ITV, the network which aired the reality show, declined to comment.
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