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EXCLUSIVE: I'm A Celeb's Billy Brownless admits it took him two years to recover from wife's affair

''It wasn't easy''

By TV Week team
After having his life turned upside down in 2016 by the news his best friend was having an affair with his wife, AFL legend and media personality Billy Brownless has finally found peace.
"It wasn't easy," Billy, 52, admits of the affair becoming public.
"It took me a solid two years to recover from it."
His former friend and AFL Footy Show co-host Garry Lyon is still in a relationship with Billy's ex-wife Nicky.
Billy says he hated that the entire country knew his life was in turmoil.
"It took a while for me to go to a café or a pub and not think, 'everyone is looking at me and they know,'" he says. "But really, all of that was in my head."
Now that the father-of-four has had time to heal, he admits he's ready to brave the dating world again.
"I've been looking around a bit lately," he says. "I haven't jumped on dating apps or anything like that just yet, but I've run into people here and there."
Billy Brownless joins this year's cast of I'm A Celeb! Supplied
Billy admits he needs to open his mind when it comes to potential partners.
"When you've been single for as long as I have, you do tend to get picky, whereas I shouldn't be," he says. "You can't think people are going to be perfect – me included!"
Would Billy be up for some jungle love if it were on the cards?
"You should never say 'no'!" he says with a laugh.
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MODEL BEHAVIOUR
Tanya Hennessy is proud to be a role model for young women
While some celebrities might be nervous about what being in the jungle will bring, radio announcer and online sensation Tanya Hennessy is relishing the fact she can be on TV five nights a week just being herself.
"When I was a kid, I'd watch TV and think, 'I don't look like that beautiful woman, so I'll never be on television,'" Tanya, 34, admits to TV WEEK.
Tanya Hennessy is sure to be providing laughs in the Jungle for this years season of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' Supplied
"I think someone like me should be in the media, because I represent so many normal women – that doesn't exist anymore, or never really has."
Tanya is excited she can be a role model for younger women who might feel that to be on TV you have to be a certain size or have a certain look.
"You can't be what you can't see," she says. "I need to be out there for those girls."

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