Former Strictly star reveals she is an alcoholic in recovery

FORMER Strictly Come Dancing star, Susannah Constantine, reveals she is an alcoholic and has been in recovery for nearly seven years.

Speaking on the My Mate Bought A Toaster podcast, the former What Not To Wear host said: “It’s not something I’ve spoken about before really, but it’s important.

“I’m in recovery, so I’m an alcoholic and I’ve been in recovery for nearly seven years now.”

The 58-year-old admitted she had previously felt “a lot of shame” about her drinking, but insisted that it has been “liberating” to acknowledge being an alcoholic.

“As an addict, often what you would do, and certainly what I did, I would put all my own defects – I would find someone else to attach them to.

“And so I thought my husband was passive-aggressive, but actually I was the one who was passive-aggressive.

“And that I’ve realised over time and being in recovery.

“I was the awful, angry ­passive-aggressive and my poor ­husband was the one who had to live with it.”

Former Strictly star Constantine, who has been in recovery since 2013, had previously spoken about giving up drinking, but told the podcast about the moment she really acknowledged she had a problem:

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Matthew Roscoe

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