'I've been through a lot in life but I don’t see myself as a victim - I'm a very positive person - it's about shedding that weight'
Davina McCall has always been very open about her struggle with drug addiction.
But the TV presenter isn’t ashamed of her past. Instead, she prefers to focus on the fact that her recovery helped shape who she is today.
Appearing on Lorraine this morning, Davina explained: ‘I am who I am because of the mistakes I’ve made.
‘A lot of people picked up on those tough times… a problem doesn’t have to be the end of your life or make you a victim.
‘I’ve been through a lot in life but I don’t see myself as a victim – I’m a very positive person – it’s about shedding that weight.’
Davina, 49, recently released her book Lessons I’ve Learned, in which she speaks about both her substance abuse issues and her relationship with husband Matthew Robertson.
Back in September, she revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show that she and Matthew once attended couple’s therapy.
She said: ‘We had the same row. It might have been about different things but it would be about the same thing and it would get to the same point and I thought: “We’re never going to get past this particular row…”
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‘People have sticking blocks in their relationship and they get stuck at the same point. It worked brilliantly.
‘I sat down with him [before I wrote my book] and I said if I do talk about it, it might help another couple.
‘We say it was really great for us, so then it might help somebody else.’
Ah, Davina. We just love your honesty.