RADIO star Iain Lee has been praised for talking about his own mental health problems during a section of the ITV show, I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! this week.

Iain, 44, who was born in Slough, is currently in the Queensland jungle in Australia as part of the reality TV programme where celebrities are put through a number of ghastly challenges.

On Tuesday, he was involved in a discussion about mental health with other celebrities, admitting he had had suicidal thoughts in the past. Iain has a show on talkRadio called The Late Night Alternative where he has spoken to callers before about depression.

There had been concerns for Iain’s welfare at the weekend after he broke down following an unsuccessful bushtucker trial.

The comedian and broadcaster was left in tears and had to be given oxygen after struggling to complete the Temple Of Gloom challenge in which he was tasked with swimming through several water chambers filled with critters and retrieving stars.

A spokesperson for the programme said this week: “The safety and wellbeing of all of our campmates is our number one priority.

“All campmates have 24 hour access to both medical and psychological support during their stay in camp.”

The show, it is understood, has a specialist team that constantly monitors all of the campmates’ behaviour at all times.

Iain said after the challenge: “I’m not a strong swimmer. That should have been ok. That box was tiny. I couldn’t catch my breath. I just started panicking and erm, yeah, I ballsed up,” before apologising to his children who he said “would have done that easy”.