Christine McGuinness has bravely spoken out about her terrifying battle with anorexia and how she was told to lose weight while a size six.

The model and mum-of-three revealed she had been battling the condition since the age of eight and had suffered with confidence for years.

Speaking in her new book, Christine McGuinness: A Beautiful Nightmare, the model and wife to Top Gear star Paddy McGuinness revealed: “My struggle to eat has stayed with me throughout my life.”

Christine told how when she was a teenager she went for a job as a model but was horrified by what they told her.

Christine McGuinness told how she had to battle anorexia all her life

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She said: “I remember going for a casting as a teenager and they told me if I really wanted to make it as a model then I needed to lose more weight.

“I was already a size 6, and at 5ft 10in I was skin and bone.

“It was completely irresponsible for them to say that to me.”

Speaking about when her battle with food began, Christine told how she would pretend to her mum that she had eaten at school or a friend’s house.

Christine credits Paddy with helping her get stronger

The reality is she was going without anything to eat at school or home.

She said: “I had anorexia for years and if I’m honest, it still can be a problem now, but I’m getting better.

“I don’t think it’s something you ever fully get over. I always felt like I didn’t fit in. The dining hall was a social experience …….


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