She may have just been crowned Queen of the Jungle, but Abbie Chatfield’s life back in the real world has not been so sweet.
The former Bachelor star opened up to Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Friday morning about the terrifying death threats she’s been receiving online and how she’s been forced to move house for her own safety.
Abbie explained that despite her big win on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, she hasn’t seen a spike in interest from potential suitors ‘sliding’ into her Instagram DMs.
“No, no one wants me...” she laughed as Fitzy, Wippa and Sarah McGilvray exclaimed their disbelief.
“I don’t even get that many men in my DM’s asking me out, it’s all women being like ‘yass’ or like, ‘die’!” she added.
Abbie went on to reveal that she receives “literal death threats” from social media trolls before detailing the ‘worst’ example she’s been sent so far.
“It was a voice note, it has a lot of C-words on it but it’s basically like, ‘If I ever see you I’ll strangle you to death’.
“I live alone and I was papped outside the house that morning so I know that people knew where I lived, I live in Brisbane and it was very obvious where I lived.”
Abbie said that she went to the police with her concerns but was told that they ‘can’t do anything unless I’m physically hurt’.
“Then the cop said ‘just block him [the troll]’ and I said ‘but then there’s no trail’, there is no paper trail, if I block him we can’t find them again, it's a fake account. So I just keep them there on restricted and they message me every so often saying how they want me to die.”
Abbie has long been open about the online abusive she copped during and after her stint on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor in 2019 and her subsequent appearance on Bachelor In Paradise.
Update on Ash
Elsewhere in the chat, Abbie provided an update on her rumoured relationship with her I’m A Celebrity co-star Ash Williams.
Australia watched on as Abbie and Ash got cosy in front of the cameras during their stint on the reality TV show and even shared a steamy kiss at their ‘wedding’ ceremony toward the end of the season.
But according to Abbie, the pair’s jungle connection has been blown way out of proportion by fans of the show.
“Gonna clarify. First and foremost, I didn’t have feelings for Ash,” she said on her podcast.
“[We] got along really well, we were really good friends in there. We cuddled literally all day, every day, because we needed affection,” she added.
Abbie then addressed her pash with Ash and admitted that they might’ve taken things further if it weren’t for the show’s family-friendly timeslot.
“And I did request a no-consequences pash, in the same way that you would request a friends-with-benefits moment, but unfortunately kiddies, we were on a PG show so I couldn’t say, ‘Do you want to just f**k?’” she said.
Abbie previously revealed that she “caught up for a coffee” with Ash after leaving the jungle but that they were just friends and nothing more.
Abbie Chatfield and comedian Ash Williams got off to an awkward start on I’m a Celeb (Abbie claimed to have absolutely no idea who comedian Ash was) but sparks began to fly pretty quickly.
At one point, Abbie got caught ogling the Neighbours actor’s fit physique when he waltzed into camp shirtless after a shower.
“He's got a ridiculous rig,” she said.
Then, Ash’s podcasting mate and fellow funny man, Ed Kavalee all but confirmed the pair were an item during a chat with Hit Hobart’s Jimmy & Nath.
“[Ash’s] hooked up with that Abbie Chatfield in the jungle, you gotta get him on [radio] because he’s Australia’s loosest person,” Ed spilled.
And sure enough, Abbie and Ash shared a kiss later on in the show — but it wasn’t to last, with Ash swiftly dropping Abbie and turning his attentions to jungle newcomer Alli Simpson, a move that was widely slammed by viewers.
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