Davina McCall shares fears of relapse following addiction to drugs
Davina McCall says she still worries about returning to drugs despite fighting her addiction to heroin over 20 years ago.
The TV presenter told theguardian.co.uk that she continues to stay away from alcohol due to the possibility of suffering a relapse.
McCall, who rose to fame as the presenter of hit Channel 4 show 'Big Brother', began taking drugs as a teenager and found herself addicted to heroin in her mid-20s.
The 46-year-old's appearances on 'The Million Pound Drop', BBC's coverage of 'Comic Relief' and, most recently, 'The Jump' have very much aided her squeaky-clean image, Though McCall has made no secret of her darker past and says her willpower "goes out of the window" when she drinks.
"Drink and drugs helped me feel glacially cool. Drugs helped me stop feeling so insecure about what people thought about me," she commented.
"But alcohol just leads me to drugs, because my willpower completely goes out of the window."
Dailymail.co.uk says McCall eventually beat her demons at the age of 25 with help from family friend Eric Clapton.
After toying with a career as a solo artist, it wasn't long after that McCall landed her first job as a TV presenter - fronting shows for then-cult satellite channel MTV.