After opening up to lose the job and the collapse of his marriage, the star of reality that has become political Sam Dastyari reveals that he was "pulled out of depression by Kyle Sandilands".
In an interview with Women's Day – which actually took place before the former 35-year-old Labor MP sailed to Africa to play in the last season of I'm a celebrity … Let me out of here! – Dastyari was sincere about his mental health and said that the 47-year-old radio host was the only one to save him.
"Looking back I can say that I'm the only person in Australia who was pulled out of depression Kyle Sandilands"he revealed." When I was in a deep dark place, Kyle was the first person to give me a shot.
"I told him," Friend, I'm not too toxic for your radio show? "And he just said," Are you listening too? "
Dastyari added: "We have a good friendship, our lives and our ages are obviously very different, I would like to consider ourselves friends, but sincerely, for me Kyle is just like a big brother".
When asked why he chose to go on the show, Dastyari told the outlet that it was a way to escape Scandal of donations related to China that ended its political career in 2017.
"I'm trying to get away from it all … I'm happy to be in the jungle, not to have my phone and not to be contacted for a couple of weeks.
"There is certainly an element of escape there, and just get away from it all and what was really a horrible year."
He added: "I'm not looking for redemption or resurgence, I'm just trying to honestly hate myself a little less, having had everything that I had crashed, in reality I have no idea who I am anymore."
Just last week, the TV star opened up about her personal and professional life while in the South African jungle she participated in her castmates, including the news reader Natasha Exelby, ex Gogglebox star Yvie Jones and ex MasterChef star Justine Schofield.
Admitting he had placed politics in front of his family, which eventually ended his marriage, Dastyari said it was one of his "big regrets".
"I think I threw my family away for my politics, and that was one of my biggest regrets, I blew it up, I blew up my whole life.
"Going through the scandal, [wife] Helen was really helping, until we did it. And then when we got to the end, like when I was out … there was nothing there. So I went out. "
Later on the show, Dastyari confessed to being blamed for the path that his life had undertaken.
"My career is over, my marriage is over, my reputation is shattered … and I have to accept that everything is completely self-inflicted".
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