Health

Sherrie Hewson on her Lose the Booze pledge: ‘I would do crazy things like hide alcohol in boxes of soap powders’

On this morning’s show we were joined by Benidorm actress Sherrie Hewson who, alongside presenter Kate Garraway and Love Island winner Amber Davies, has joined Lorraine’s Lose the Booze campaign.

Reflecting on her history with alcohol, Sherrie said, “Was it a problem? I don’t know. My mother always made it a problem. She used to say to me, ‘Oh you’re having another glass of wine, are you?’”

“I got to the point where, through unhappiness, I would do crazy things like hide alcohol in boxes of soap powders.”

Sherrie and our other celebs have each been tested by Liver expert, Dr Alastair O’Brien from The London Clinic, and had a FibroScan - an Ultrasound of the liver - which will be repeated at the end of the month to see how being booze-free has affected their bodies.

Do you want to Lose the Booze for January? Make your pledge here.

Drinking alcohol could permanently damage your DNA

On this morning’s show, Dr Hilary joined us to discuss the latest health headlines including a new study from Cambridge University that shows consuming alcohol can lead to permanent DNA damage, which can in turn cause cancer.

Dr Hilary will be with us throughout January to help us with our campaign to Lose the Booze. Lorraine will be joined by actress Sherrie Hewson, breakfast TV presenter Kate Garraway and Love Island’s Amber Davies, who have all vowed to go dry for a month to see how the change affects their health and wellbeing.

If you want to Lose the Booze this January, you can pledge here.

Lorraine’s Lose the Booze campaign

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It’s estimated that 3.1 million* people plan to go dry this January after overindulging during the festivities. The Lorraine show is jumping onboard with it’s own campaign Lose the Booze which will see not only our very own Lorraine Kelly ditching the drink for the month, but also three other celebrities joining her on the journey.

Actress Sherrie Hewson, Breakfast TV presenter Kate Garraway and Love Island’s Amber Davies have all signed up for the month. They’ll each be tested by Liver expert, Dr Alastair O’Brien from The London Clinic, and have a FibroScan - an Ultrasound of the liver - at the start and end of the month to see how being booze-free has affected their bodies.

So will you pledge to go dry this January and Lose the Booze with Lorraine and our stars?

Make your pledge by clicking the button below!

*YouGov

Watch Kate Garraway, Sherrie Hewson and Amber Davies chat about taking on the #LKLoseTheBooze challenge below

Tips for getting a good night's sleep during menopause

Reinforcing estrogen levels is really important, especially when it comes to sleep

– Health and wellbeing expert Liz Earle

Many women struggle with a lack of sleep during menopause. Hormonal changes can cause sleepless nights. Health and beauty expert Liz Earle shares with us some simple tips to encourage a better night's sleep and improve your wellbeing.