Davina McCall presents Big Brother

Davina McCall broke down in tears ad she reflected on her troubled family history in a TV documentary.

The presenter, 41, says her alcoholic mum Florence Kock abandoned her at the age of three, and was married four times, before she died last year.

'She probably shouldn't have had kids because she was still a big kid herself,' Davina tells the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

'Obviously, she drank a lot and from a really early age - a bit too young.

'I knew she smoked magic cigarettes. She called them magic cigarettes but I kind of knew what they were from about eight. Just not appropriate behaviour.'

Who Do You Think You Are? airs on BBC1 on 15 July.

 

 

Anna Temby