Most notable was Tara's appearance on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2002, where she came runner up. The reality star took part in one of the first Bushtucker Trials which involved being gunged in the Jungle Shower, and was later invited back in to present behind the scenes footage for ITV2 spin-off I'm a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! Now.
Other notable appearances have included Cold Turkey, Spelling Bee, A Place in the Sun, Russian Roulette, Celebrities Under Pressure, Blind Date, With a Little Help from my Friends and Project Catwalk.
Tara performed "Another Suitcase" on the BBC's celebrity version of Fame Academy for Comic Relief in 2007, before joining comedy panel show Would I Lie to You? as a guest panelist in both 2007 and 2008.
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The socialite also presented several television programmes including Popworld, Top of the Pops, Animals do the funniest things, Dumb Britain, Junior Eurovision, The British Comedy Awards…Party On, What Kids Really Think and SM:TV Live.
As part of a celebrity series, Tara, also appeared on ITV's Jeremy Kyle where she opened up about how she almost died after overdosing on cocaine.
Tara confessed: "I remember timing my heart because I knew it was going to stop… I remember my telephone was there and I remember crawling on my hands and knees to pick up the phone and call, and then I woke up in hospital. I remember saying my prayers. I knew my heart was stopping."
The star continued to reveal aspects of her life to the talk-show host, adding: "I don’t have any temptation to take drugs any more. No, no, gosh no. Drugs absolutely terrify me. I get terribly anxious going out, I’ve only been out three times this year.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 1971-2017
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Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the original 90s 'It Girl' has died aged 45 after battling cancer.
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At her birthday party in Mayfair in 1998.
I don’t have any temptation to take drugs any more. No, no, gosh no. Drugs absolutely terrify me. I get terribly anxious going out.
"I don’t go out to public events. For the last two years I haven’t worked. I've seen a therapist every single week for the last nine, ten years of my life."
Battling her brain tumour since last January, Tara passed away at her home in London earlier today.
A police spokesman told The Sun: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.
“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. The death is being treated as unexplained.
"At this early stage, police are not treating the death as suspicious. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. The Coroner has been informed.”