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Adam Thomas has hypnotherapy for spider fear

Adam Thomas has hypnotherapy for spider fear

Adam Thomas had hypnotherapy for his fear of spiders.

The 'Emmerdale' hunk is currently taking part in this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!', in which he'll be forced to share his bed with a number of creepy crawlies, and he has admitted he's so frightened of the eight-legged critters that he once went to see a therapist, although the sessions didn't cure him.

He explained: "I want to face my fears. I am so scared of spiders. It got so bad a few years ago that I went to see a hypnotist and that didn't work. I'm scared of any insects - cockroaches - anything."

The 28-year-old actor's fear was so bad that he woke his fiancée Caroline Daly - who was pregnant with their two-year-old son Teddy at the time - to catch a tiny house spider crawling around their bedroom in the middle of the night.

He said: "I just hate them. When Caroline was nine months pregnant I spotted one in our bedroom. I woke her up and asked her to get of it. I was nearly crying and it was only small. I am such a wuss, especially with spiders."

Caroline added: "I was fast asleep! I had to get out of bed and was on my hands and knees trying to get hold of this spider."

Although he's got a horrific fear of bugs, Adam is convinced he'll be fine taking part in the Bushtucker Trials - famous for throwing critters on celebrities - in the Australian jungle.

He told OK! magazine: "I think I'll be alright with those. But you never know how you're going to react when you're in there with the cameras on you. I think you just have to go for it. I'm hoping I can man up."