Michelle Collins: I had an eating disorder
The former EastEnders star, 48, went to extreme lengths to feel better about herself.
‘When I didn't do as well as I expected in my exams at school and I was turned down by every drama school I applied to, my self-esteem suffered and I developed an eating disorder,' explains Michelle.
‘At some point I looked in the mirror and decided perhaps I was a bit fat and thought I could do with losing a few pounds.
‘It spiralled out of control. I'd live on Ryvitas and take laxatives or binge eat and make myself sick. Then I would add in lots of exercise.'
Michelle's weight plummeted to around 6st before her mum stepped in.
‘I must have looked awful,' she tells The Mail On Sunday.
‘Luckily my mother noticed and helped me to concentrate on healthy eating and exercise instead.'
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