STEPHANIE DAVIS OPENS UP ABOUT ALCOHOLISM AND GOING TO REHAB
Hollyoaks actress Stephanie joined us to talk about going to rehab following multiple suicide attempts and alcoholism.
Steph, who has a son, Caben-Albi, with ex partner Jeremy McConnell, opened up about asking to go to rehab and paid tribute to her little boy who she says 'saved her life'.
On going to rehab, Steph said, "I think you can only really do it yourself. People were telling me for ages. I didn't want to hear it. I gave up the fight. I did not want to do it every day. It wasn't out of choice. It's an illness and I was broken. When I said I wanted to go to rehab my mum and auntie cried. They said, 'We've got our Steph back'."
"At the end I was drinking every day, a lot, probably three bottles of wine in the morning," she revealed. "I got told I had trauma and PTSD when I got to rehab. I was having panic attacks and anxiety. I was having night terrors. I was using it to go to sleep. I was in so much pain. I had to realise that blocked the pain for a while but then it starts to take and take and take."
"I didn’t want to live. I wanted to die. I didn’t want to live anymore. I tried to kill myself,' Steph explained. "But when I thought about doing it again it was scary. I thought it's not to leave him [Caben] without a mum and a dad."
Steph returned to Hollyoaks playing Sinead O'Connor in May 2018 after three years away from the soap and is now happy in a relationship with co-star Owen Warner.
Watch the video to see the full conversation with Steph.
EXCLUSIVE: KATIE PRICE SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON REHAB, DRUGS AND HARVEY'S LAW
Katie Price returned to talk openly about her most difficult year in which she went to rehab and had money worries.
“They [the press] said I was in rehab for drink and drugs. Nothing to do with that at all, absolutely nothing," Katie said. "I wasn’t even near anyone who was doing drink and drugs in The Priory. I was in there as they said.. severe traumatic rehabilitation is what I needed. It was to do with all that had happened to me at the beginning of the year. So if you imagine in year ago I got told my mum was dying, my dog got run over and killed on my driveway, my horse got killed outside my house, I had a kidnap threat with Harvey, I caught the ex husband cheating again then obviously divorcing him, then I had the hijack where I was held at gunpoint in South Africa.”
“If you imagine all of that..It was a nightmare so I went to the doctors and said I’m not myself. I wouldn’t go horse riding, I just wanted to sleep all the time, I couldn’t turn to anyone. So I went into the Priory, I wasn’t a resident in there, I literally took the kids to school went in there for the day and picked the kids up after.”
On 'self medicating' with drugs, Katie revealed: "I think that’s why my family and friends were really hurt and didn’t know what to do because I’ve never been in … for all those years in this industry .. you can choose that path if you want or you don’t and I didn’t, I purely did it to self medicate….but I went to the doctors and said this isn’t me and I told them the truth.”
“I wasn’t really drinking, just self medicating on drugs basically. It’s disgusting but it was my way of dealing with it. That’s when I was like: no, I know I need help, this is not me. At least I can hold my hands up and I’m so glad I did because if I didn’t speak out I would probably still be in that rut now.”
EMMERDALE'S TONY AUDENSHAW TALKS ABOUT HIS WIFE RUTH'S DEATH FROM PANCREATIC CANCER
Emmerdale actor Tony Audenshaw opened up about his late wife Ruth's death and raised awareness of the signs of pancreatic cancer.
Ruth died in April 2017, 16-months after being diagnosed with the devastating disease.
Talking about the signs of pancreatic cancer, Tony explained: "The thing is, if you can get in there early [you can beat it].... Symptoms include depression, sudden diabetes, you might get back pain and just not feel good."
"Jaundice can be the obvious symptom, but Ruth's symptoms were she didn't feel so good. It was the time our daughter was going travelling — she might have been anxious about that. She was very fit, healthy and a runner."
"I really miss Ruth — grief is not linear. It goes up and down. I grieve, go to work, keep busy. Let’s have more miserable storylines to cheer me up at work!" Tony, who plays Bob Hope, said.
Tony and Ruth have two children George, 23, and Em, 21, and he talked about how they discussed the disease with them. "We had a policy of being very open and honest. I thought with the diagnosis was so bad, we knew time was of the essence."
"We said things were bad and she hasn't got long to live. She’s young, she’s fit, with luck she might live a bit longer. We had some big conversations throughout the whole experience."
"It’s a very tough conversation. I felt it was the right way to deal with it. I think talking about things are really important. And talking about things after Ruth was gone, and having things written down to remember what her wishes were helps."
Watch the video for the full interview with Tony about Emmerdale and Ruth.
NADIA SAWALHA AND KAYE ADAMS TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE!
In 2019 we celebrate 20 years of Loose Women so Nadia and Kaye - who appeared on the very first episode alongside Jane Moore and Karren Brady - took a look back at some of there highlights.
'You look like a nine-year-old about to go skate boarding,' Nadia tells Kaye.
There have been tears, laughter, dressing up and, most of all, friendship.
'Thank you for watching for 20 years,' Kaye adds.
Check out the video for Nadia and Kaye's nostalgic look back.
LOVE ISLAND'S MEGHAN BARTON-HANSON OPENS UP ABOUT DANCING ON ICE FEUD
Things have been very frosty since Megan hit out at boyfriend Wes Nelson's Dancing On Ice parter Vanessa Bauer for not being friendly. But she joined us to set the record straight.
Asked her why she blamed Vanessa and not boyfriend Wes for not feeling included in their Dancing On Ice experience, Megan said, "He has [included me,] multiple times, but as a woman she should have reached out to me. If you’re gonna spend time together, she should have said: "Do you want to invite Meg down?" Her boyfriend went down."
Megan continued: "I am human, I’m not deeply insecure, but watching your boyfriend do sexy dances in sexy lycra... I was just really hurt, obviously. I think it’s normal, I'm not deeply insecure. I’m jealous, I am selfish."
And Megan held her hands up for posting her frustrations on social media and not contacting Vanessa directly.
"I should have messaged Vanessa, got her number and said, 'Babe, I want to be friends',' Megan admitted. "I sent her a message last night and we’re resolving it now. I don’t want to discuss it, but hopefully we’re resolving it now."
Watch the video for the full chat with Megan.
PIERS MORGAN AND SUSANNA REID ON THEIR 'ENGAGEMENT' AND THE NTAS!
They shocked breakfast viewers by getting 'engaged' on Good Morning Britain with a £1 ring, and we were the first to congratulate Piers and Susanna on their happy news!
"I've bought the ring. It was one pound from Poundland," Piers explained.
"I'd just like to point out, as soon as he said it on air, I was getting congratulations [from] journalists, magazine editors, friends," Susanna added.
"Do you know who was happiest? My wife," Piers quipped. "'Take him, take him!'"
Talking about hosting GMB together for three years, Susanna admitted, "I didn't think we'd last three hours!"
And while GMB are shortlisted for a National Television Award, Piers and Susanna seemed to be keen for viewers to vote Loose Women instead!
Watch the video to see the full chat with Piers and Susanna.
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DOM JOLY TALKS ABOUT EXPERIENCING SLEEP APNOEA
Sleep apnoea is estimated to affect around 1.5 million Brits and comedian Dom Joly shared his experience of it, including how the condition woke him up 90 times a night!
"I've always known I've snored. But sleep apnoea means you stop breathing for up to 90 seconds, up to 90 times a night," Dom revealed. "Every time you stop breathing there is a risks of a stroke. It's usually to do with weight. And over 45 it tends to happen. The biggest solution is to lose a bit of weight."
Watch the video to see Dom talk about how he treated his sleep apnoea.