Bec Judd’s irrational fear of spiders is taking a toll on her home life.
The AFL WAG, 40, admitted she can’t even be in the same room as the eight-legged creatures and revealed she’d leave her Brighton home if one were ever to crawl in and make itself comfortable.
Re-sharing a video of TikTok star Millie Ford reacting hysterically to a massive spider in her room, Bec explained the excessive measures she takes to avoid seeing the arachnids.
‘(Millie) is literally me except I pack up my bags and go and stay in a hotel or with family and I don’t come home until pest control have come,’ she said alongside the clip.
In Millie’s video, the star excused her reaction due to ‘bad trauma’ from her childhood.
During her appearance on The Amazing Race Australia last month, Bec had a public meltdown over a fried tarantula in Cambodia.
‘Nup, this is like my worst nightmare,’ Rebecca said, letting out a scream as she put both hands on her head.
‘I think we take a time penalty. I can’t do it. I can’t even be in the vicinity [of the spiders].’
Bec is so deathly afraid of spiders that she’s seeking professional help.
In July, the mother-of-four posted a plea for advice to her Instagram Stories asking her fans if they could recommend a treatment for her fear.
‘Random from me. Have you used a hypnotist for a phobia and did it work?’ Bec asked.
She explained she is so terrified of spiders that she can’t even look at pictures of the critters and had destroyed her phones in terror in the past.
‘Keep ’em coming. Think I might need to book in,’ she wrote.
‘I’ve smashed two iPhones from throwing them across the room when someone’s spider videos randomly upload on Instagram when I’m scrolling’ Bec went on.
‘That content needs a trigger warning. It’s like I’m holding a huntsman spider in my hand. Kill me.’
‘So I think it’s time for some proper help’ she concluded.
Arachnophobia is the acute fear of spiders and is quite common as it affects around six per cent of the population.
In extreme cases arachnophobia suffers may experience panic attacks as a result of their fear.
It is one of the most common phobias in the world.
Adults with a lifelong debilitating spider phobia can find relief through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
They can also try exposure therapy, which is used to treat phobias by slowly increasing the level of exposure to the feared object.