Lisa Riley has revealed she has been teetotal for three years after realising drinking a BOTTLE of wine a night wasnt normal.
Speaking about her past she said, “When we were filming Fat Friends, especially series four when my gran died, I was self-medicating fully, I was having a bottle of wine, I was doing 11/12 hour days it never affected my job. Did I have awareness? No!
“I wouldnt have had any awareness, I was the one, car back from work, had my supper, right wine, and I had no idea.
“The following morning, six crumpets no questions, that was me soaking up!”
During the interview on Loose Women, the 42-year-old actress explained to the panel she had to hide the fact she wasnt drinking to her friends.
“When I go out Id think right Ill have a fizzy water with lime because it looks like a gin and tonic to stop people going oh why arent you drinking?!'” she admitted.
Blaming the menopause and other factors as the reason for going alcohol free, the telly star proudly announced shes now been nearly three years without a drop.
This comes after Lisa previously opened up about her battles with alcohol, writing in her Mirror column: “I used alcohol as a crutch to deal with my total grief when my beloved mum passed away.
“But two years ago I started to lose weight and gave up the booze – and I havent touched a drop since.
“I didnt have a problem with alcohol, but I know I had a problem with food, and Ive talked abut it.”
As well as quitting alcohol, the former Strictly contestant has made a lot of other drastic life style changes and recently went from a size 28 to a size 12 after losing a massive 12 stone in 18 months!
Although Lisa is now happier and healthier than ever, her weight loss hasnt been without complications and the star previously admitted she had to go under the knife twice to remove a stone of excess skin from around her stomach.
At the time, she said, “When I made the decision to lose weight, I never for one second imagined that I would end up looking like that. It never occurred to me that the loose skin would be so bad.”
Words by Leanne Carr.
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