Jump directly to the content

War mum who lost leg and eye in Iraq airlifted from Bear Grylls show after suffering PTSD

EXCLUSIVE: Corporal left in agony after being stung by a scorpion triggered flashback

A SOLDIER who lost a leg in Iraq was airlifted from a Bear Grylls survival show after being stung by a scorpion and suffering post traumatic stress disorder.

Corporal Hannah Campbell said she was left in agony by the scorpion attack and then had flashbacks during a tropical storm.

The 31-year-old, who also lost an eye when she was blown up and buried in rubble in 2007, said: “We were on an island off Panama and there was a giant thunderstorm. The crashes were like explosions. It happened in the pitch-black of night.

Army 3

Hannah had to leave the programme after just two weeks when she was stung by a scorpion and then had a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder episode

Army 2

Corporal Campbell, of 19 Tank Transporter Squadron, was blown up during a mortar attack in Basra

Hannah, of 19 Tank Transporter Squadron, was on guard duty in Basra when a mortar attack made her the Army’s only mum to be blown up on the front line.

She was given a less than 10 per cent chance of survival.

But she fought back, ran the London Marathon and wrote a book called Never Broken.

Army 5

War heroine was shot by a sniper and blown up in a 2007 mortar attack in Basra

Army 4

Bear Grylls fronts survival show The Island which pits 14 women and 14 men against each other, next series is due to begin around Easter

Hannah, of Northampton, has two daughters — Milly, 11, and Lexi, two. Like other contestants, she had medical tests before being cleared to take part in The Island With Bear Grylls.

A source at the Channel 4 show, returning next month, said: “She was gutted. She is the first to have to be evacuated in the three series.”