Written by OK Staff, October 28, 2016

The castaway isn’t in a good headspace…

It’s been months since Australian Survivor finished filming in Samoa, but Felicity ‘Flick’ Egginton 23, is still struggling. ‘I’ve suffered from anxiety and mental illness in the past, and I did fall back into that,’ she reveals to OK!.

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The trolling she’s experienced as a result of her strategic game play hasn’t been the only root of her pain. The relationships with her reality co-stars have also caused some turmoil. ‘The morning after [elimination] I had a breakdown,’ she shares. ‘I came out and everyone was saying that I was a liar, that I played a really horrible game, and that I was fake,’ she explains.

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‘I felt like I was attacked… it’s a game and in the US version they all play as I did.’ Although the former Gold Coast meter maid hasn’t returned to work, she’s making progress and says the shows counselor has helped. She also has the support of fellow castaway now the dust has settled, including one-time bestie Brooke Jowett, who says, ‘I check in on her because I know she struggles.’

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