Having stepped in for Holly Willoughby this week, the TV star chose to open up when she and Phillip Schofield interviewed former Coronation Street actor Kevin Kennedy.
After hearing Kevin recall moments from his battle with alcohol and the way he tried to dismiss the fact that he had an issue due to the way he was acting and the way he dressed, Davina chose to step in with her own anecdote.
“I was a maintenance user,” she said.
“I always liked to keep the facade on and I’d always think, ‘well I look ok and I’m not stealing so I’m alright. I’m not as bad as them,’ and there is always that comparison that I’m not as bad as that.
Davina McCall opens up about her drug addiction past on This Morning: Davina McCall spoke candidly about her drug addiction past during an interview with Kevin Kennedy [ITV]
“So you don’t do anything about it.”
As Kevin went on to explain the moment he realised that he needed to get help or risk losing his life, Davina confessed: “I’ve had friends that chose alcohol over life…”
But that’s not the only time the presenter opened up.
After hearing a number of viewers calling in to talk about their personal battles, Davina revealed how she fought against the addiction.
Sitting next to Phil, she said: “I had a drug addiction and I got clean without treatment.
“I went to meetings everyday and that worked for me.”
Davina McCall opens up about her drug addiction past on This Morning: The TV presenter gave her own take on what it’s like to battle an addiction [ITV]
Davina McCall opens up about her drug addiction past on This Morning: Kevin was on the show to talk about how he overcame is alcohol addiction [ITV]
Davina McCall opens up about her drug addiction past on This Morning: The star overcame his battle after going to rehab [ITV]
Davina has previously been open about her past addictions.
However, in an interview during an appearance on Loose Women, the TV presenter revealed that her addictions didn’t leave any lasting effects.
“Thank god, I had no physical effects from my drink and drug abuse and lots of my contemporaries did,” she told the panel.
Davina McCall opens up about her drug addiction past on This Morning: Kevin Kennedy has revealed that Coronation Street saved his life [ITV]
“I was very, very lucky.”
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