Big Brother's Tilly Whitfield discusses her ADHD diagnosis

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Big Brother’s Tilly Whitfield discusses her ADHD diagnosis and reveals how her disorder helped her on the show

Big Brother star Tilly Whitfield has revealed how her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] helped her on the show.

The 21-year-old told TV Week on Monday, her diagnosis helped her focus during the competition.

‘I think my ADHD helped because my head was all over the place during the challenges,’ she said.

Candid: Big Brother's Tilly Whitfield (pictured) has discussed her ADHD diagnosis and revealed how her disorder helped her on the show

Candid: Big Brother’s Tilly Whitfield (pictured) has discussed her ADHD diagnosis and revealed how her disorder helped her on the show

Tilly also explained how her diagnosis made it difficult for her to concentrate during school.

‘In school, I found it so hard to concentrate,’ she said.

‘I did really well in my Higher School Certificate and at uni, but people don’t realise the trouble ADHD can cause in daily life. To do an assignment takes every bone in my body – it’s so hard to sit still.’

Telling: 'I think my ADHD helped because my head was all over the place during the challenges,' Tilly said

Telling: ‘I think my ADHD helped because my head was all over the place during the challenges,’ Tilly said

Tilly’s interview comes after she revealed how an at-home acupuncture treatment went terribly wrong, leaving her with facial injuries. 

Tilly had attempted to self-administer acupuncture after watching somebody do it on TikTok, but warned fans to leave such procedures to the professionals.

She decided to open up about the incident after Big Brother fans kept asking why she was wearing a blue clay face mask on the Channel Seven show.

'It was so hard to sit still': Tilly also explained how her diagnosis made it difficult for her to concentrate in school

‘It was so hard to sit still’: Tilly also explained how her diagnosis made it difficult for her to concentrate in school

‘This is what my face looked like a week prior to entering the house hence why I always have makeup on and my skin is always covered,’ she wrote on Instagram, alongside confronting images of her facial injuries.

‘This is the result of attempting to remove scarring I inflicted on myself trying to replicate an at-home beauty procedure I saw on a TikTok video two months before Big Brother,’ she added.

‘Please, please don’t try and DIY or at-home beauty procedures. I ended up in hospital with temporary loss of vision in my eye due to swelling and was very sick from the infection, not to mention my face was somewhat unrecognisable.’

'Please don't try!' Tilly's interview comes after she revealed how an at-home acupuncture treatment went terribly wrong, leaving her with facial injuries

‘Please don’t try!’ Tilly’s interview comes after she revealed how an at-home acupuncture treatment went terribly wrong, leaving her with facial injuries

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