Tom Fletcher on secret eating disorder battle: ‘My children saved me’

Tom Fletcher has emotionally revealed how becoming a father heaped him beat his secret eating disorder

Tom Fletcher and Giovanna

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Tom Fletcher previously revealed in his autobiography that he had battled with a secret eating disorder after being cruelly labelled ‘the fat one’ in McFly.

Writing in Unsaid, he explained: “I was obsessing about being the fat one in the band.

“I wanted to lose weight, but rather than going about it the sensible way, I pretty much stopped eating.

“I'd go to Starbucks and order a frappuccino and blueberry muffin and that was me for the day. Not only would I beat myself up internally if I consumed anything else, I'd be in a foul mood if we were working somewhere there was no Starbucks.”

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Recognising that his relationship with food was extremely unhealthy, he added: “It was an obsession - and a deeply unhealthy one.”

But, sitting down with wife Giovanna on ITV’s Loose Women yesterday, Tom explained that he has finally turned a corner.

And it’s all thanks to his beautiful little boys, two-year-old Buzz and four-month-old Buddy.

Opening up to the show’s panellists, Tom explained that his priorities have changed dramatically since he became a father.

He said firmly: “Being a dad you realise that it's not about you any more. All the cliches are true I think.

“It changes everything that you do and you realise why you're doing it, who you're doing it for.”

Tom added: “It gives you a real purpose and interestingly I think I've become more driven in my career and in my life since having the kids and I don't think I expected that to happen because I know I'm doing it now.”

Tom Fletcher has been nominated for Closer’s Dad Of The Year Awards 2016.

If he is your favourite celebrity dad, be sure to vote for him here now.


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