TOWIE star opens up about heartbreaking eating disorder


TOWIE star, Harry Derbridge, has opened up about his battle with an eating disorder.

The reality TV star appeared on This Morning where he spoke with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes about his eating disorder, which lasted over a decade.

Harry said that his difficult relationship with food and eating began when he was only eight-years-old as he was a very fussy eater, but as he grew older, things took a serious turn: “I’ve always been a fussy eater but it turned into OCD. My poor mum would bring out the food and everything would have to be separate … Doctors said that if I continued losing weight they would have to send me into a clinic. For me that was the scariest point ever and that’s when I knew I had to change.”

Thankfully, Harry is now in a much happier and healthier place with his relationship with food: “My energy is ten times better, although I’ve also been diagnosed with an under-active thyroid so I’m always a bit tired. But I feel better in my self … I want to go round to schools and talk about it and turn my negative into a positive.”