Celebrity Big Brother star opens up about eating disorder in the house



by Ruby Norris |
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Nicola Mclean has spoken out about an eating disorder relapse she suffered during her stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Nicola has admitted she 'starved herslef' after the birth of her son in March 2010 and previously revealed her first time in the CBB house back in 2012 caused her to relapse.

She's now opened up about her latest Big Brother appearance and it triggered a relapse where she didn’t eat for three days. Nicola also hinted that the whole drunken flirting debacle with Jamie O'Hara was a result of her relapse.

Nicola McLean Jamie O'Hara Celebrity Big Brother

Speaking to New! magazine, Nicola revealed: "I watched it [the Jamie flirting] back and it wasn't easy to watch. I hadn't eaten for three days because Angie Best was being a nightmare with food.

"I relapsed in there with my eating disorder, which I'd been doing so well with. So I didn't eat for three days and everything I was drinking I was throwing up.

"I completely relapsed, I got too drunk."

Nicola explained she can't remember the night and was still drunk when she woke up the next morning.

Nicola McLean Jamie O'Hara Celebrity Big Brother

During her time in the house Nicola was able to speak to a psychiatrist face to face, after producers became aware she needed support.

Speaking about her recovery, she revealed: "I'll never be free on an eating disorder. I'll always be bulimic. The anorexia is cured."


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