The heartbreaking reason Abbie Chatfield is moving house

"I get literal death threats."
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Abbie Chatfield has been riding high since her I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! win but the reality star has revealed the extreme messages she’s received from online trolls ever since she rose to fame on The Bachelor.

WATCH BELOW: I’m A Celebrity’s Abbie and Jack talk about trolls

“I get literal death threats,” she told Nova radio duo Fitzy and Wippa on Friday.

When asked what the worst message she’d ever received was, the 25-year-old explained: “It was a voice note, it has a lot of c-words in it but it’s basically if I ever see you I’ll strangle you to death.

“I live alone and I’d been papped outside my house that morning so I knew people knew where I lived. I live in Brisbane so it’s very obvious.”

When asked if she’d ever gone to the police about the matter, Abbie replied: “Yeah and they just said they can’t do anything unless I’m physically hurt but it’s all good I’m moving.”

Ever since her Bachelor days, Abbie has been dealing with online trolls. (Credit: Instagram)

In a previous chat with WhoAbbie revealed she’d enjoyed receiving positive messages during her I’m A Celeb experience from fans but there were, of course, plenty of haters.

“There will always be people who don’t like me just because it’s me but on the whole doing this show has been a really fun experience,” she said.

Abbie also explained that she and her fellow campmate Jack Vidgen bonded in the jungle over how they had both dealt with the dark side of fame.

“The other celebs have had their fair share of haters but Jack and I came up as social media was exploding, it’s been a really intense period of a lot of trolling,” she said.

“While people might go ‘oh just ignore them’ Jack and I understand that we’re not talking about one person having a go, it can be thousands of people.”

Despite messages from trolls, Abbie was crowned Queen of the Jungle 2021. (Credit: Ten)

Despite receiving messages from online trolls about her sexuality, proud feminist Abbie has been receiving messages from many young women and mothers praising her for speaking out about gender inequaity.

“The role model thing scares me,” she told Who in May last year.

“About 40 per cent of the positive messages I get are from mums that have 13 to 16-year-old daughters, and they tell me that their daughters follow me, and that they wish they had someone like me on the internet when they were growing up.”

Abbie rose to fame on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor. (Credit: Ten)

Going from Matt Agnew’s runner-up to Queen of the Jungle has surprised Abbie.

Speaking to TV Week about her incredible victory, Abbie admitted that having the public on her side during a reality show was a most welcome turn of events. 

“I really couldn’t believe it. Like a year ago I was the Bachelor villain, and now I’ve won the popular vote!”

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