Richard Madeley encouraged his daughter Chloe to seek help after finding her on the kitchen floor following an alcohol binge.
Chloe Madeley, 36, says she struggled with hate for being her parents’ daughter and would self-medicate to mask her unhappiness.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the mum-of-one shared: “It felt like people hated me, just for being my parents’ daughter, and got to a point where I was so desperately unhappy I couldn’t function any more.
“I couldn’t sleep, I was up all night, either vomiting or drinking, which obviously made everything worse.”
The personal trainer said her downward spiral culminated in her father Richard, 67, finding her on the kitchen floor and telling her she needed professional help.
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Chloe continued: “My dad found me on the kitchen floor one morning, at my worst, and said, ‘Look, you need help. I’m not a doctor.
“‘We don’t know how to help you. But there are people who are qualified and paid to help you. So let’s find them and get you some support’.”
The Dancing On Ice star expressed her gratitude for her father’s support as she was able to get a diagnosis for General Anxiety Disorder.
Richard also got Chloe into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and talking therapy, which she continues to have to this day.
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The television personality has been able to carve a successful career outside of her parents’ shadow and is a qualified PT and fitness instructor.
The fitness enthusiast has also appeared on several television shows, including coming third on Dancing On Ice in 2011 and finishing fifth on Channel 4’s The Jump in 2015.
Chloe married former England rugby union player and I’m A Celebrity star James Haskell in 2018.
The pair welcomed their daughter Bodhi Rae Georgia Haskell in August 2022.
Chloe is all set to star in her own reality show Chloe Madeley: A Family Affair on ITVBe, which airs on Monday at 9pm.
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