BOY GEORGE TALKS ABOUT EXPERIENCING PANIC ATTACKS
We talked fashion, body image and cups of tea withBoy George as he joined us on our new set - and he also revealed he once had such bad panic attacks he thought he was dying.
'When you’re in the public eye, you’re going along and then suddenly… you realise you’re not so in control of your life as you think you are,' he explained. 'I had a period in the 90s, had these really bad panic attacks, I used to go to the Royal Free Hospital and freak out. There was nothing wrong with me. I thought, ‘I’m dying"'
'Eventually somebody just said to me, "You need to learn how to breathe, change your diet, maybe try yoga…" just calming down,' Boy George added.
'It wasn’t chest pains... just panic. It’s not logical. Sometimes there’s no symptoms, you’re just like, "What’s wrong with me?" You just lose it. I think it’s really hard to diagnose. It can be food, it can be too much coffee, it can be stress.'
Watch the video to see the full chat with Boy George.
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STACEY SOLOMON SINGS GOODBYE AS WE LEAVE LONDON STUDIOS
We all love a singalong so what better way to bid a fond farewell to The London Studios than a blast of the Spice Girls - with Martin Kemp and Johnny Vegas. With Johnny dressed as Geri Halliwell, it was a performance to remember!
Stacey Solomon took the vocals with Kaye, Nadia and Jane as backing singers. And we said a huge thank you to our crew and everyone at The London Studios before we left for our new home.
Watch the video to see the farewell in full!
SIR PATRICK STEWART TALKS ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN HIS CHILDHOOD
Sir Patrick Stewart joined us to talked about the domestic violence he saw at home as a child when his father returned from the Second World War.
After his father, who Sir Patrick described as a 'military service superstar', came back from war, the family dynamic changed and his mother suffered abuse as her husband's hands.
'My brother and I lived with my mother and her sister across the road, we were treated so well. Suddenly there was this big, hairy man in the house. Increasingly things became more and more difficult,' Sir Patrick said.
'What I only learned about a few years ago was that he had suffered what the newspapers described as severe shell shock. Of course he was never treated for it - what we now call PTSD. When I talk to experts and describe my father’s behaviour between my 5th and 15th birthday they said these are classical symptoms of somebody who was never, ever helped at all. That does not justify what he did, not remotely,' Sir Patrick explained.
'He was a weekend alcoholic and it was partly brought about because of his transformation from Regimental Sergeant Major to basically a semi-skilled labourer with no authority at all. I realise now... it must have been very painful for him. He was also suffering from this condition [PTSD]. Monday through Friday he was dedicated to his work, he brought in a modest income. On Friday nights he would bath in front of the fire, he would get himself dressed up and he would drink for most of the weekend.
'He would come home from the pub or the working men’s club. We would hear him singing. The kind of songs he was singing would give us an advance warning of the mood he was in. Very often it was bad. He would initiate arguments and then those arguments advanced into something more extreme – violence.'
KATIE AND TWIN SISTER RACHEL ARE URGING EVERYONE TO STAY SAFE IN THE SUN AND NOT USE SUNBEDS.
Viewers of the Real Housewives Of Cheshire have seen Rachel Lugo deal with the devastating news that her twin sister Katie’s skin cancer has returned.
Seven weeks on from surgery, they joined us today to urge others to stay safe in the sun.
After battling with skin cancer twice, Katie said she was terrified.
'I had a previous treatment in the hope I'd never have to have surgery. Twice the cancer has come back in this particular place.
'I had it 11 years ago on my chest. It came on my face, this has been the worst one. This is basal cell carcinoma which is the most prominent one.’
Rachel joined her sister to raise awareness about the impact of cancer on the person and their family.
'We share the same holidays. I did go on sunbeds, we used to use oil. We weren't as educated are we are now.’
'The skin is our largest organ. We're burning it and doing irreparable damage. We lost our mother and our grandmother to cancer.
Katie and Rachel are urging others to get any suspicious skin marks and moles checked.
Watch the full chat in the video above.