loading...

05 November 2020 16:41

Jade Goody Cervical cancer Big Brother (UK)

alcoholism

The video will start in 8 Cancel Susannah Constantine said she's an alcoholic who has been in recovery for nearly seven years. The former How to Look Good Naked host, 58, has spoken about her battle for the first time publicly. TV star Susannah has kept her on-going recovery under wraps since 2013. Lovingly, the mother-of-three paid tribute to her "poor husband" Sten Bertelsen for helping her through her struggle. She goes to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and she has opened up about her battle for the first time in an interview with.

aggression

(Image: Channel 4) She told The Sun: "It's not something I've spoken about before really, but it's important. Susannah, who partnered dancer Anton Du Beke on BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, thanked her husband for his support. She added: "As an addict, I would get all my own defects and find someone else to attach them to. He had to live with it." The couple have three children, Cece, 16, Esme, 19, and Joe, 21. (Image: PA) Susannah said she needed to seek help for being hooked on shopping.

"I've learnt that I have a terrible shopping addiction and that I need to go to Shopping Anonymous as well as Alcoholics Anonymous," she added. FASHION guru Susannah Constantine has revealed she is an alcoholic. The 58-year-old presenter says she kept the full extent of her illness secret for seven years and goes to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 5 Susannah Constantine has revealed she is an alcoholic Credit: Splash News She said: "It's not something I've spoken about before really, but it's important. I'm in recovery, so I'm an alcoholic. "I've been in recovery for nearly seven years." The former How to Look Good Naked host — who partnered Anton Du Beke on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 — paid tribute to her "poor husband", businessman Sten Bertelsen, for putting up with her. She said: "As an addict, I would get all my own defects and find someone else to attach them to. 5 Susannah thanked her 'poor husband' Sten Bertelsen for putting up with her Credit: Rex Features 5 Trinny Woodall has also spoken openly about her alcohol issues Credit: Rex Features "And so I thought my husband was passive-aggressive, but actually I was the one. "I was the angry ­passive-aggressive and my poor ­husband had to live with it." The couple have been married for 25 years and have three children, Cece, 16, Esme, 19, and Joe, 21. 5 The fashion guru says she goes to Alcoholic Anonymous meetings Credit: PA:Press Association 5 Susannah has been in recovery for nearly seven years Credit: Getty Images Most read in Bizarre Exclusive ARG IS BROKE Towie star James Argent has 'zero cash in the bank' after year from hell Exclusive MAYA THE MERRIER Maya Jama is a millionaire after TV and fashion work Exclusive ON THIN ICE Dancing On Ice in crisis with skaters unable to train as lockdown closes rinks I WANT EDDIE'S READIES Mel B asks Eddie Murphy to pay more child support for daughter Angel Exclusive WHO DARES WHINGE SAS star Ollie Ollerton slams soft celebs who quit show within days The Trinny and Susannah star told podcast My Mate Bought A Toaster about the moment she realised she had a drink problem, she said: "It was so liberating. I felt a lot of shame most of the time. But when I realised, the relief was immense." Susannah and Trinny Woodall became household names on BBC and ITV shows in the noughties with their brutal fashion advice. Trinny, 56, has also spoken openly about her alcohol issues after first entering rehab at age 16. She has been sober for almost 30 years. Braunwyn Windham-Burke sobs 'I'm an alcoholic' after admitting 'challenging' time during divorce rumors GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected] By Peter Robertson and Emma Powell Showbusiness Correspondent For The Daily Mail Published: 17:02 EST, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 17:58 EST, 4 November 2020 Susannah Constantine has revealed that she is a recovering alcoholic. The TV presenter and author, 58, said it was liberating to finally admit to having a drinking problem – and said her husband had had to bear the brunt of her 'passive aggressive' behaviour. Miss Constantine, whose mother was also an alcoholic, said she has been in recovery for seven years. She made the admission on My Mate Bought A Toaster, a podcast hosted by comedian Tom Price on which celebrities talk about their Amazon orders. TV presenter and author Susannah Constantine, 58, (pictured) has revealed that she is a recovering alcoholic and said it was liberating to finally admit to having a drinking problem She was discussing the book Living With The Passive Aggressive Man: Coping With The Hidden Aggression – From The Bedroom To The Boardroom by Scott Wetzler. She said: 'I'm going to say this and I'm going to say this on your podcast and it's not something I've spoken about before, really. It's important. I'm in recovery. 'I'm an alcoholic and I've been in recovery for nearly seven years now and at that time, as an addict, often what you would do was put all my own defects and find someone else to attach them to, so I thought my husband was passive aggressive, but actually I was the one that was passive aggressive and I've realised that over time and in recovery. 'I was the awful passive aggressive and my poor husband was the one who had to live with it.' Miss Constantine, who has been in recovery since 2013, said her 'lightbulb moment' came when she realised she was accountable for her decisions. 'It was so liberating and I felt a lot of shame most of the time, but when I realised that, the relief was so immense because I could change it,' she said. 'I wasn't having to change someone else. It was down to me and I was responsible and accountable for becoming a better person and becoming sober and so it was the most extraordinary relief to have that lightbulb moment.' Asked if her addiction had ever affected her work, she insisted: 'No. I was highly functioning.' Though it is the first time she has admitted to being an alcoholic, the former What Not To Wear host has talked previously about giving up alcohol. She told the Mirror in 2017: 'Alcohol is fun when you're younger, but it's also a crutch, and it wasn't having a great impact on my life. Miss Constantine said her husband Sten Bertelsen (pictured together) had had to bear the brunt of her 'passive aggressive' behaviour 'Nowadays, I'm happy writing and gathering dust at my desk.' Miss Constantine, whose early boyfriends included Princess Margaret's son, Viscount Linley, and Imran Khan, is married to businessman Sten Bertelsen. They live in West Sussex and have three children who are in their teens and early twenties, Cece, Esme and Joe. Alongside her friend Trinny Woodall, she presented the fashion advice show What Not To Wear from 2001 to 2005. Moving to ITV, the pair hosted Trinny And Susannah Undress The Nation. They have also written books on fashion. Miss Constantine said she now also needs to seek help for being hooked on shopping. 'I've learnt that I have a terrible shopping addiction and that I need to go to Shopping Anonymous as well as Alcoholics Anonymous,' she said. Miss Woodall, 56, who is currently dating Charles Saatchi, has herself fought alcohol addiction as well as drug use in the past. The fashion presenter, who has been sober for 31 years, revealed she started drinking at 16 before turning to drugs and entering rehab at the age of 21.

Related news