Tennis legend Jelena Dokic has published a bizarre opinion piece in the Herald Sun criticising Bernard Tomic for appearing on the new season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 34-year-old plays armchair psychologist in the article, claiming that Bernard ‘needs help’ and that appearing on the Channel Ten reality series is ‘not the solution’ to the 25-year-old’s issues.
Jelena, who recently opened up about being abused by her father during her early years on the court, also urged people not to connect her own story with Bernard’s.
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Who asked you? Jelena Dokic (L) has penned an opinion piece criticising Bernard Tomic (R) for appearing on the new season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
‘Bernard Tomic is lost,’ she wrote. ‘He needs to take a break and figure out what he wants.’
Jelena continued: ‘I don’t know where he is at mentally, but he needs some help.
‘I’m not sure of his reasons, but going into a jungle where cameras are on you 24/7 is not the solution.’
Jelena then delved into her own story, before finishing by saying that she believes Bernard can still make a comeback and earn the forgiveness of the Australian public.
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Despite Jelena’s doubts, Bernard himself has revealed that he’s excited to enter the I’m a Celebrity jungle.
Speaking to Sydney Morning Herald, the bad boy of tennis acknowledged his past wrongdoings, but said he’s excited to show Australia another side of himself.
‘There’s been incidents with police and arrests in Miami,’ he told the publication.
‘I’m keen to show people a different side to my personality!’ Bernard is optimistic about going into the jungle
‘Obviously, I did these things and I regret them. Now I’m keen to show people a different side to my personality.’
I’m a Celebrity host Julia Morris has already rallied behind the sportsman, revealing on The Project: ‘I have a big feeling in my waters that he will turn out to be a little sweetie.’
She gushed: ‘He will be amazing!’
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